January 10, 2003 |
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.
November 5, 2002 |
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.
November 14, 2001 |
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.
June 13, 2001 |
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.
May 8, 2001 |
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.
January 27, 2001 |
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.
December 22, 2000 |
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.
December 13, 2000 |
It didn't matter that Lamar Odom took the money and ran. It didn't matter that Odom never played a minute at Nevada Las Vegas. What did matter to the NCAA was that dating to 1996, UNLV broke rules in recruiting Odom. So the NCAA on Tuesday hit UNLV with four years of probation, including a ban from postseason play this season. And sixth-year coach Bill Bayno paid for the indiscretions, and other NCAA violations, with his job.
December 5, 2000 |
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.
November 9, 2000 |
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."