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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...
USC Trojans football player Caleb Williams helps produce PSA on mental health awareness
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USC Trojans football player Caleb Williams helps produce PSA on mental health awareness

5:00 PM ETPete ThamelESPN USC quarterback Caleb Williams on Tuesday unveiled a public service announcement focused on addressing mental health.Williams and a team of fellow USC communications students produced and filmed a national PSA focused on spreading mental health awareness."I was trying to figure out a better way to reach out and help any way and attack something that isn't being attacked as aggressively as it should," Williams told ESPN.The PSA is called Seize the Awkward, and Williams' participation is indicative of how he plans to address mental health issues throughout his career. The commercial is expected to run nationally.1 RelatedIt represents an evolution in Williams' advocacy as his platform grows. Last year, Williams said he painted his fingernails with the suicide pre...
Simon Fraser moves 4 football games from Canada to U.S. due to COVID-19 vaccination entry requirements
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Simon Fraser moves 4 football games from Canada to U.S. due to COVID-19 vaccination entry requirements

BURNABY, British Columbia -- Simon Fraser will move four of its home football games across the border to Blaine, Washington, for the upcoming season due to COVID-19 entry requirements to Canada, the school announced Tuesday.Simon Fraser plays at the Division II level and is the only Canadian school that is a member of the NCAA. Visitors entering Canada are currently required to be fully vaccinated.Simon Fraser's games against Texas A&M-Kingsville (Oct. 1), Western New Mexico (Oct. 22), Angelo State (Oct. 29) and West Texas A&M (Nov. 12) are being moved to the stadium in Blaine that has an artificial turf field and covered seating for 2,000. Blaine is last town in Washington along Interstate 5 before reaching the border with Canada."We are all looking forward to a time when the i...