Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Statement on UC Berkeley's Last Place PAC-12 RUN


"The greatest public school in the nation shouldn't be at the bottom in graduation rates. UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks' new Task Force on Academics and Athletics is a meaningful start but we cannot stop there. The UC system should enforce the NCAA 20 hour-a-week practice rule, offer four-year and full cost of education scholarships, and provide stipends.

I look forward to working with UC Chancellors to create aggressive academic benchmarks for athletes and administrators alike. California's public universities clearly need to raise their game when it comes to putting the student in student-athlete."

More information on the NCAA's report can be found here.