California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants the jobs of athletic directors at the state's public universities to be tied more to the academic performance of athletes.
Newsom outlined his plan in letters sent to Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system, and California State University System Chancellor Timothy White. Three state public schools -- Cal, Fresno State and Sacramento State -- are all searching for new ADs.
In the letter to Napolitano, Newsom noted the Cal football team's past two NCAA Graduation Success Rate figures -- 48 percent in 2013 and 44 percent in 2012. "If our goal as a university is to educate, then we should make it a contractual priority," Newsom wrote.
Mixon hasn't participated in team activities since July 25, when Norman police say the incident occurred at a restaurant. The alleged victim told police Mixon directed a homosexual slur at her friend and there was an argument. According to surveillance video, the woman slapped Mixon, and he reacted by punching her.
The Ports scored seven times in the bottom of the ninth. Ryan Lollis, Tyler Horan and Daniel Carbonell also homered for the Giants.
San Jose moved into the North Division wild-card lead for the first time since July 25. The Giants are one game ahead of Visalia with 16 games remaining.
MZ Sports and wire services contributed to this report.