No announcement was made Friday on the reinstatement of Cal baseball after Chancellor Robert Birgeneau told supporters of the program they still needed to raise $1 million more to reach his target of $10 million.
"I wish it was an April Fools' joke," Doug Nickle, one of the Save Cal Baseball organizers, posted on Facebook. "Unfortunately it doesn't seem to matter what month it is."
A campus spokesman said there would be no announcement about the fate of the 119-year-old baseball program until at least Tuesday.
Nickle told the Bay Area News Group he can't provide a timetable for reinstatement but added, "Our commitment and the fact that we remain positive has not changed at all. We know that we will earn reinstatement."
Stu Gordon, a San Francisco attorney and former Cal pitcher, met with Birgeneau early in the week to show him that more than $9 million had been raised. The chancellor told boosters two months ago they needed $10 million to keep the program afloat for seven to 10 years while they created a permanent endowment to pay for the sport.
Gordon said at the time he expected an answer from the chancellor by the end of the week and suggested, "I think it's good news." Gordon met again Friday with Birgeneau, who said he was not ready to reinstate the program.
"Frustration does not begin to explain our sentiment at this time," Nickle wrote on Facebook.