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UCLA Might Have to Pay $10M a Year to Subsidize Cal Athletics

May 10, 2024

This summer, UCLA will officially join the Big Ten—a conference move that will net the school tens of millions in extra revenue. But it will come with a significant price.

The University of California’s Board of Regents, which oversees multiple schools in the UC system, is considering a proposal for UCLA to begin annual payments of $10 million to subsidize Cal’s athletic department, according to a newly published proposal. The Board of Regents has been discussing a subsidy for more than a year, ever since UCLA announced its decision.

UCLA’s move, announced in 2022, contributed to the devaluing of the Pac-12, of which Cal was a member—and, ultimately, to the conference’s demise.

Source: Front Office Sports

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