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We all love to play our little petty rivalry with the Palo Alto school, but when it comes down to it, it’s nice to know that there is more to human beings than just red shirts or blue shirts. For example, two Stanford alums are fundraising to keep the Cal baseball and rugby teams alive.

Yes, you heard right. Former Congressman Pete McCloskey and attorney Joe Cotchett (and yes, both are Stanford grads) are going around collecting checks in hopes of reinstating both teams. “A lot of us think playing ball against Cal was kind of a privilege. We’d like our grandchildren to have that same privilege,” McCloskey said to ABC 7 News.

Well, wow, that just makes us feel all fuzzy inside. The only potential hiccup is that the university says they would have to reinstate women’s teams as well as men’s teams, and for that they’d need around $70 or $80 million. There’s also a ticking clock: McCloskey and Cotchett said the university has until January or they will give the checks back.

OK, then, folks, time to get a-fundraisin’.

Image source: vistamommy under Creative Commons
2 Stanford alums fight to keep 2 UC Berkeley sports alive [ABC 7 KGO]



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