March 30, 1994 |
Pam Bowers, fired as women's basketball coach at Baylor, said Tuesday that she will sue the school in Waco, Tex., claiming she was dismissed because of sexual discrimination and whistle-blowing. Bowers originally was fired last year after exposing alleged irregularities in the men's basketball program at Baylor. She was rehired for one year after filing complaints of sexual discrimination and violations of Title IX, which calls for the equal treatment of men's and women's athletics.
March 22, 1993 |
George Washington likes the power game, and the Colonials used it Sunday to wear down Southern University and win, 90-80, to advance to the NCAA West Regional semifinals. George Washington will play Michigan at Seattle on Friday. Sonni Holland scored 19 points and sophomore Nimbo Hammons had 13 points and nine rebounds. And they had plenty of help inside from 7-foot-1 freshmen center Yinka Dare of Nigeria, who added eight points and nine rebounds.
March 20, 1993 |
Neither Duke nor North Carolina could defeat Georgia Tech in the days leading up to the NCAA basketball tournament, but Southern University of Baton Rouge, La., an unranked club averaging nearly 100 points per game, treated Tech like "just another team" Friday at the West Regional. Behind by 15 points during the first half, the Jaguars recovered to upset the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament champions, 93-78.
May 7, 1988
Toronto reliever Tom Henke is a native of Missouri, where his folks are longtime fans of the St. Louis Cardinals. He put in a call to them before a game against the New York Yankees. "I didn't know much about Jack Clark, but my folks watch the Cardinals all the time," Henke told Moss Klein of the Sporting News. "They told me the best way to pitch him was down and away, so that's what I did. Clark hit a soft sacrifice fly, and Toronto held on to win, 3-2.
April 5, 1993 |
Donald Kaul of the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette writes that his favorite coach in the NCAA tournament was Ben Jobe of Southern University, who has the odd philosophy that his players should make their own decisions during games. "If you expect people to become leaders, you must allow them to practice leading," Jobe told the Washington Post. "But coaches' egos won't let them. We must be in charge, we've got that General MacArthur, General Patton syndrome. . . . The coaching profession is decadent.
November 30, 1986
The National Sports Review reported that female jockey Vicky Aragon and male jockey Marty Wentz both were fined $400 and placed on probation for beating each other with their whips during a race at Longacres near Seattle. "A few weeks later," the publication said, "Aragon was in another race when, for no good reason, she took her whip and whacked Victor Mercado upside the head. She then belted him again. She was suspended for 21 days.