Bob Hiegert, Cal State Northridge athletic director, vowed not to resign and said he is considering legal action against those who have publicly made "false accusations and slanderous statements" about him.
Speaking before the Matador baseball team's NCAA playoff game against Oklahoma State in Wichita, Kan., Hiegert said claims of racism and racial insensitivity against the Northridge athletic program by leaders of the school's Black Student Union and Black Student-Athletes Assn. are "a well-orchestrated, planned campaign to use athletics as a media vehicle to gain attention to the real agenda of the BSU and its advisers."
He did not elaborate on what that agenda might be.
The BSU and BSAA are seeking Hiegert's ouster.
Hiegert said the charges of racism within his department were "unsubstantiated and totally false."