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NCAA Hits Pitt with Two-Year Probation

November 17, 1993|From Staff and Wire Reports


Paul Holmgren resigned as coach of the Hartford Whalers and put assistant general manager Pierre McGuire in charge of turning the team around.

Holmgren will concentrate on his duties as the NHL team's general manager, a role he had assumed in September when former general manager GM Brian Burke left to become commissioner Gary Bettman's top aide.

College Basketball

The University of Tennessee, an NCAA semifinalist last season, edged Vanderbilt to land the No. 1 spot in the preseason women's basketball poll by the Associated Press.

The Vols received 34 first-place votes and 1,728 points from a nationwide panel of 71 coaches. USC is , led by under new coach Cheryl Miller, ranked 11th.

Names in the News

Dewey Smith, the director of sales promotion at Long Beach State, died last weekend of an apparent heart attack. He was 59. . . Daily News Sports columnist Ron Rapoport, publicist Bob Steiner, Barry Ackerman and Steve Berk will be honored Jan. 22 at the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame dinner at the Westside Jewish Community Center.

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