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UC Regents meet on UCLA move to Big Ten

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Dorian Thompson-Robinson #1 of the UCLA Bruins scrambles and looks to make a pass play against the South Alabama Jaguars during the first half at Rose Bowl on September 17, 2022 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

The University of California Board of Regents met in a closed-door session on September 22 in San Diego, California, where members discussed the University of California, Los Angeles’ move to the Big Ten Conference from the Pac-12 Conference.

In a three-page letter from Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff to the UC Regents, the conference commissioner laid out his concerns with the move and its effects on athletes and universities. Kliavkoff’s letter, which the New York Times first obtained and published, outlined effects on student-athletes’ mental health, increases in travel and operational costs that will in turn harm the UC’s long-term climate goals, and the financial toll on the UC Berkeley’s (Cal) revenue.

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