HANOVER, N.H. — An advisory group at Dartmouth College has affirmed the firing of football Coach Joe Yukica, but the step, announced Thursday, left his future still in question.
More court action is expected following the development, which corrected one problem found by Superior Judge Walter Murphy last month when he invalidated Yukica's Nov. 29 firing by Athletic Director Ted Leland. Murphy, in a suit brought by Yukica to uphold his contract, ruled that Leland could not fire Yukica without backing from the 16-member council. The council is made up of faculty members, administrators, alumni and students.
Although he has compiled a 33-21-2 league record at Dartmouth since 1978, Yukica's last two seasons have been losing ones, and his teams are winless outside the league. His contract runs through June, 1987.