February 20, 1992 |
They smile at you as if they were best friends. There, on a miniature billboard inside a terminal at Las Vegas' McCarron Airport, is a publicity shot featuring President George Bush and photo-op-for-a-moment, former UNLV point guard Greg Anthony. Taken shortly after the Rebels won the 1989-90 NCAA championship, the picture is the centerpiece of an ad campaign extolling the virtues of a university short on positive images.
December 9, 1992 |
University of Washington football players have sold prescription drugs given to them for injuries or illness by members of the university's medical and training staff, the Huskies' team physician said in a sworn statement. The players' selling of the drugs is an apparent violation of federal law as well as NCAA rules. Steven T.
September 25, 1990 |
An athletic department inquiry has uncovered NCAA rule violations in Cal State Fullerton's women's volleyball program, including a student-athlete who spent a night at Coach Jim Huffman's house and the hiring of two of her teammates to work for a private volleyball team operated by Huffman's assistant.
October 26, 1991 |
As is always the case this time of year, the coffee shops and boardrooms of this state are buzzing with college football talk, although little of it has anything to do with which teams are headed for the Sugar Bowl. Alabamians are talking about The Tapes. The furor began last month when former Auburn defensive back Eric Ramsey said in an interview with the Montgomery (Ala.
January 4, 1991
The University of Minnesota probably will admit to 18 of the 21 rules violations alleged by the NCAA, including all three involving former Gopher football coach Lou Holtz, officials said Thursday. Rick Bay, Minnesota athletic director, said the university probably will dispute three of the alleged violations, including one each involving basketball Coach Clem Haskins and football Coach John Gutekunst.
February 12, 1988
The University of Illinois football program was put back on probation by the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. Thursday for a recruiting violation. The latest penalty will run until July 1, 1989. Illinois, which last week hired John Mackovic as football coach to replace Mike White, was put on two-year probation in 1984. The NCAA said that while serving the previous probation, the school violated regulations in its attempt to recruit a "highly sought-after" student athlete.
May 11, 1988 |
The NCAA is investigating a possible link between a Beverly Hills, Calif., sports agent and the University of Kentucky's recruitment of Chris Mills, according to a published report. The Lexington Herald-Leader said in a story in Wednesday's editions that five telephone calls were made from UK to Al Ross, a lawyer registered with the National Football League as an agent.
February 6, 1993 |
A Washington State football player has told the Pacific 10 Conference that Jim Heckman, the son-in-law of Washington Coach Don James, tried to persuade him to renege on an oral commitment to sign with the Cougars two years ago. Such activity is an apparent violation of NCAA rules, which prohibit boosters and other representatives of a university's athletic interests from contacting recruits. The Washington State player, Singor Mobley of Tacoma, Wash.
August 24, 1989
After a week of rumors, Clemson learned officially Wednesday that its football program is being investigated by the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. Athletic Director Bobby Robinson released a letter dated Tuesday from the NCAA informing university President Max Lennon it had begun a "preliminary inquiry" into possible NCAA rule violations.
January 21, 1990 |
Traveling from the French Quarter, a short trip down St. Charles Avenue, past streets with such exotic names as Melponeme and Euterpe, on the edge of the gracefully aged Garden District, stands proud Tulane University. Founded in 1834 as a private school of higher learning, the sport of basketball was introduced in 1905.