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May 14, 2003 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
As the NCAA men's tennis championships open this weekend, the UCLA program finds itself part of an inquiry by the organization regarding the amateur status of one of its players. The NCAA is looking into whether Tobias Clemens, the Bruins' top singles player, accepted money in any professional events in his native Germany before arriving in Westwood. Clemens has a No. 5 national ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Assn.
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January 10, 2003 | From Associated Press
Washington Coach Rick Neuheisel has been censured by the American Football Coaches Assn. ethics committee for comments on recruiting violations. Neuheisel told the Seattle Times he was only trying to explain his side of the story, but the panel decided he had shown a lack of remorse and put him on probation for a year. Violating probation could get Neuheisel booted from the association, an action that might be unprecedented but would have little if any impact on the Huskies' program.
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November 5, 2002 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
Westchester High, the reigning state boys' basketball champion, will appear before a special City Section rules committee today on allegations it has recruited top players from other schools. Ray Reese of Carson High and Gabriel Pruitt of Compton Centennial transferred to Westchester this fall under unusual circumstances, officials from their former schools contend.
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November 14, 2001 | Steve Henson and Mike Bresnahan
Wearing a Dodger cap, light gray sweats and a newly grown goatee, suspended tailback DeShaun Foster met Tuesday with UCLA athletic officials, who were scrambling to complete their report to the NCAA regarding the improper benefits the senior received. But the report was not submitted and the slim chance of Foster being reinstated in time to play against USC on Saturday became slimmer.
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June 13, 2001 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
La Quinta High has maintained its status as an Orange County baseball power in recent years by attracting top players, many of whom live outside the school's attendance boundaries. Coach Dave Demarest says the influx of out-of-area players transferring to La Quinta--perfectly legal under district open enrollment rules--only reflects their desire to join a stable, winning program that boasts 16 league titles and two Southern Section championships under his leadership.
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May 8, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year after JaRon Rush left UCLA early to try the NBA draft, federal documents obtained by The Times and subsequent interviews with Bruin administrators shed new light on what and when the school knew about the player's eligibility concerns. As early as spring of 1998, before Rush signed a letter of intent to attend UCLA, Athletic Director Peter Dalis had heard "street talk" about Rush accepting money from a benefactor, Kansas City businessman Tom Grant.
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January 27, 2001 | Associated Press
The FBI has begun a probe of allegations that a Memphis high school football coach, Lynn Lang, was paid to influence a star player's choice of college. "We have initiated a preliminary investigation to determine if any federal violations have occurred," FBI special agent Kelli Sligh said Friday. Sligh declined to say what laws could be involved because the inquiry is just starting. Besides the FBI, the Southeastern Conference, the NCAA and Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Assn.
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December 22, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This place invites mischief. Read the travel brochures. The NCAA investigates any hint of mischief. Read the rule book. Inevitably, the watchdog turns its attention to the team in the town of temptation. Read the help-wanted ads. Bill Bayno was fired last week as basketball coach at Nevada Las Vegas amid mischief aplenty, joining Jerry Tarkanian and Rollie Massimino as Sin City casualties.
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December 5, 2000 | PETER YOON
Brad Pickler, who has coached the Cypress College softball team to four state championships, has been suspended by the Orange Empire Conference for violating rules regarding out-of-district recruiting and preferential treatment of athletes. Cypress Athletic Director Diane Henry said the conference, responding to an unidentified complaint, suspended Pickler from coaching during the first round of conference play in 2001.
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November 9, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN and BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Dodgers said they will assist in any investigation by the Pacific 10 Conference into UCLA's secondary basketball recruiting violation involving General Manager Kevin Malone. "We have not heard from anyone at the Pac-10 office, nor has there been any indication that we will," said Derrick Hall, Dodger senior vice president of communications. "But naturally we'd be willing to cooperate with them."
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