|Hey! Let's rebuild the old stadium!|
See http://cshe.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/shared/publications/docs/ROPS.CSHE_.12.13.Cummins%26Hextrum.CalAthletics.1.6.2014.pdf and http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/01/08/highlighting-berkeley-paper-explores-academic-damage-expanding-independent-athletics
The issue is whether control can be retaken or whether - another metaphor!! - the ship has sailed. Would the Regents like to discuss this matter at their upcoming January 21-23 meeting? The stadium at least does involve a grand capital project they approved (and which seems not to have worked out as planned; who would have thought?). Anyway, it's just a suggestion the Regents might want to consider. But maybe they figure that the ball is no longer in their court and the train has left the station.
Or maybe the ship has sailed: