Newsom Demands UCLA Explain Decision to Leave Pac-12

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday demanded that the University of California, Los Angeles explain how its leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Te...

July 21, 2022
6:50 PM

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday demanded that the University of California, Los Angeles explain how its leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten will benefit all of its athletes and honor its relationship with UC Berkeley,¬† the only UC campus that will be left behind and will likely take a big financial hit in a conference weakened by the loss of UCLA and the University of Southern California, The Los Angeles Times reported. 'The first duty of every public university is to the people‚ÄĒespecially students,' Newsom said in a statement.