July 31, 2003 |
This is a tale of NCAA rules enforcement that is as rich as New York cheesecake. Utah basketball Coach Rick Majerus was penalized Wednesday for providing excessive meals and meal money to basketball players, among other violations. It is a case -- known as "Foodgate" in Utah -- that posed a particular challenge to the NCAA. "These were not five-course meals or steak meals at the finest restaurant in town," said Thomas Yeager, commissioner of the Colonial Athletic Assn.
July 11, 1995 |
The NCAA is looking into allegations made by three former members of the Cal State Los Angeles women's cross-country team who accused Coach Greg Ryan of violating NCAA rules, misappropriating funds and mentally abusing them. Maria Lopez, who along with Gracie Padilla and Jeri Young filed complaints with the university in May, said she had been interviewed by an NCAA investigator at her home in Compton.
November 7, 1996 |
Boston College suspended 13 football players Wednesday for gambling, including two who allegedly bet against their school last month in a game against Syracuse. Thomas Reilly, the Middlesex County district attorney, said the two players did not influence the outcome of the game, which Syracuse won, 45-17. Although the two players were not identified, Reilly said one did not play in the game and the other played on special teams. "They realize that there are rules.
December 29, 2001 |
Suspended New Orleans Saint wide receiver Albert Connell surrendered Friday after arrest warrants were issued accusing him of stealing more than $4,000 from teammate Deuce McAllister. The first warrant alleges $863 was taken from McAllister's locker Dec. 5, and the second alleges $3,500 was taken from the running back's car Dec. 9, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. Connell surrendered a few hours after the warrants were issued, Sheriff's Lt. Ed Still said.
October 28, 1995 |
There was a punch, no question. A high school football player ran after a referee and struck him. As the player was restrained by a teammate and a coach, the referee fell, his glasses smashed, his left eye bleeding. Everyone at Beverly Hills High watched in disbelief. Millions have seen the punch replayed on television news and magazine shows. What triggered it? Why did Kumasi Simmons, an honor student at Compton Centennial High, punch referee Ken Smotrys, 34, in the Oct. 20 game?
March 30, 2001 |
Tip Lefebvre, the only varsity baseball coach in Santa Margarita High history, has been fired. "As of today, Coach Tip Lefebvre will not be returning to [the] Santa Margarita faculty or coaching staff," read a statement released Thursday by the Diocese of Orange. "We regret that we are unable to have him return. It was a difficult decision."
September 21, 1993 |
Chuck Cecil of the Phoenix Cardinals was fined $30,000 on Monday, the largest non-suspension fine by the NFL in league history. Cecil, a safety who has appeals pending on $14,500 in other fines, said he would appeal the new fine for flagrant use of his helmet against two Washington Redskins players in a Sept. 12 game. He said hits on running back Ricky Ervins and tight end Ron Middleton were within the rules. No penalties were called.
February 12, 2006 |
Josh Guillory swayed to the music inside his mother's Lynwood apartment, his white tank top highlighting chiseled arms and square shoulders. It was a weekday afternoon, a time when he'd ordinarily be polishing his moves accompanied by the screech of sneakers on a hardwood floor. But Guillory, a high-flying 6-foot-5 swingman, has been grounded since Dec. 28, the day he sparked the Lynwood High boys' basketball team to a 58-56 victory over Los Angeles Jordan.
September 29, 1993 |
Yale freshman Dwight Angelini has found a ray of hope, if not sunshine, inslate-gray New England after being caught in the eye of an emotion-charged legal hurricane last winter and spring. The former Harvard-Westlake High soccer player lives in a dormitory in Yale's Old Campus, takes philosophy, English and Italian classes and starts at fullback for the Bulldogs. It's a prosaic existence compared to Angelini's recent past, but he doesn't mind. He is sick of making headlines. New Haven, Conn.
July 2, 1997 |
Jack Cantrell had forgotten the bite until about 18 months ago. There had been so many bouts, so many punches, so many strange things in the ring over decades of working with amateur boxers that one incident in one bout had faded from memory. Then Evander Holyfield reminded him. And now everyone is reminding him. "I'm still vice president of the Georgia Amateur Boxing Assn.