UC Davis baseball program suspended for suspected misconduct cleared to resume team activities – CBS Sacramento
DAVIS (CBS13) – The UC Davis varsity baseball team, which has been at the center of a misconduct investigation, has been allowed to resume training and team activities after being suspended earlier this year, according to a statement from the sports director.
The squad’s suspension went into effect in July, shortly after the season ended in May.
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Rocko DeLuca, the sporting director, said that although the players were allowed to resume their activities, the coaching staff did not. In the absence of the coaching staff, community members showed up to help with practices and other team activities.
“These people have diverse baseball backgrounds and will provide extensive experience for our student-athletes,” DeLuca said in his statement.
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In July, UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May said in a letter to students that hazing was at the center of the investigation into the alleged misconduct.
Very few details have since been released on the investigation.
DeLuca said the team’s resumption of activities will be closely watched to ensure compliance with rules prohibiting hazing.
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“We are asking for confidentiality from the interim coaches and our student-athletes as they begin training later this week. There will be no updates or additional comments until the investigation is concluded, ”DeLuca said.