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Robinson Will Stay at Purdue

March 28, 1994|From Staff and Wire Reports

Glenn Robinson, the nation's leading scorer and Naismith college player of the year, indicated Sunday that he will stay at Purdue for his senior season rather than turn pro.

"I know it's hard to turn down money like that, but the money will be there when I want to leave," Robinson told CBS after being selected the Naismith Award winner.

Robinson, who led the nation with a 30.3 scoring average, would probably have been the No. 1 pick in the June 29 NBA draft.

But Robinson said that is not much of a factor.

"Well, if I was the No. 1 pick now, then maybe I could be the No. 1 pick next year because, hopefully, my game will improve," he said with a laugh.

Nolan Richardson of Arkansas and Pat Summitt of Tennessee were selected coaches of the year, and Lisa Leslie from USC was chosen female player of the year.

Skiing

Kristi Terzian of Park City, Utah, pulled out a slalom victory even as she re-injured her knee in the concluding event of the U.S. Alpine ski championships.

Terzian held onto her first-run lead despite twisting her left knee about halfway through her second run.

After posting a two-run time of 1 minute 20.99 seconds, she said she may have damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in her knee.

"I felt it twist and pop about halfway down," she said. "Sometimes you're going on so much adrenaline that you don't feel the pain."

Diann Roffe-Steinrotter of Potsdam, N.Y., the Olympic super-G champion, finished eighth in the last competitive race of her career.

Canada's Thomas Grandi added the men's slalom title to the giant slalom title he won Saturday.

Jurisprudence

The University of Maine athletic eligibility scandal continued to unfold, as new charges surfaced amid a probe of the episode by chancellor J. Michael Orenduff.

The latest assertions came from Anne R. McCoy, an associate athletic director who also charged last week that Athletic Director Michael Ploszek planned to conceal eligibility problems from the NCAA.

McCoy was quoted by the newspaper Sunday Sun-Journal of Lewiston as saying that Stanley Tupper, a former congressman called in to investigate the matter, was using a tape recorder as he interviewed her, but that when she began making the allegation that Ploszek had told her he planned to conceal the infractions, Tupper shut off the recorder.

"He turned around and shut it off," McCoy told the newspaper.

"This is not true," Tupper said. "I don't want to be quoted as calling anyone a liar, but she was not taped."

Soccer

Aston Villa ended Manchester United's dream of a clean sweep of English soccer's major trophies, beating the Reds, 3-1, in the League Cup final. United was seeking to become the first team to win the league championship, the League Cup and the Football Assn. Cup in the same year.

College Baseball

Third baseman Aaron Boone's run-scoring single off Jeff Howatt with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave USC a 1-0 victory over UCLA at Dedeaux Field. It was the second consecutive shutout for Trojan left-hander Randy Flores, who has given up only two runs in his last 33 1/3 innings. USC is 23-8, 9-5 in the Pac-10 Southern Division. UCLA is 7-18, 3-5.

Names in the News

Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh won their first tournament of the season at the Miller Lite Open at Ft. Myers Beach by defeating Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes in overtime, 14-13. . . . Heavyweight Tommy Morrison, in his second fight since being stunned by Michael Bentt last October at Tulsa, Okla., returned to Tulsa and stopped former sparring partner Bryan Scott 1:37 into the second round. . . . Franck Schott of France set a world record in the 50-meter backstroke for the 25-meter pool with a time of 24.60 seconds at the short-course World Cup championships in Paris.

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