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In letter, Pac-12’s George Kliavkoff cites ‘significant’ financial, mental health concerns on UCLA move to Big Ten
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In letter, Pac-12’s George Kliavkoff cites ‘significant’ financial, mental health concerns on UCLA move to Big Ten

In a letter provided to the University of California Board of Regents ahead of a closed-door session Thursday to discuss UCLA's proposed move to the Big Ten conference, Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff detailed "significant concerns" he had with the move, including its effect on student-athlete mental health, increased travel and operational costs, and negative impacts on both Cal's revenue and the UC system's climate goals.Klivakoff's letter was provided in response to a request from the regents for the conference's perspective on UCLA's move, according to a source."Despite all the explanations made after the fact, UCLA's decision to join the Big Ten was clearly financially motivated after the UCLA athletic department managed to accumulate more than $100 million in debt over the pa...