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UO's Bartko leaving for Cal

Jim Bartko, an associate athletic director at the University of Oregon, is leaving to become senior associate athletic director at the University of California, Berkeley, the Tribune learned Friday.

Bartko, who has been with UO for 17 years, worked at the Eugene Duck Athletic Fund from 1989 until 2003, when he was promoted to associate athletic director.

For years, Bartko has been a close associate of UO's primary athletic backer, Nike founder Phil Knight.

An announcement of Bartko's departure has been scheduled for Monday.