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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.
June 27, 1995 | Associated Press
K.J. Roberts, who started 46 basketball games for California in three seasons there, has decided to transfer to UC Riverside for his final season, it was announced Monday. Roberts, a 5-foot-11 guard who set a Cal record with 127 assists as a freshman point guard in 1991-92, moved to the off-guard position with the arrival of All-American Jason Kidd. Roberts started 12 games last season and averaged 8.8 points. He joins former Pepperdine guard Joey Ramirez and Stephen F.
August 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
The NCAA is conducting a formal investigation of the Clemson University football program that could result in the "death penalty" if major rules violations are found, a newspaper reported today. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted unidentified sources close to the investigation as saying it became a formal inquiry after National Collegiate Athletic Assn. investigators found leads on recent major recruiting violations. No details were given. Max Lennon, president of the school in Clemson, S.
July 23, 1989 | MARIO FOX, Associated Press
Lou Dials and Bobby Robinson were majestic baseball players of the 1930s who may have been on a par with Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx, but few fans ever heard of them. The reason is they spent their entire careers shuttling around Negro League cities on run-down buses, staying in shabby hotels, receiving low pay and getting little recognition.
January 22, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jack Crowe, offensive coordinator at Arkansas for less than a year, was named the Razorbacks' football coach today, one day after Ken Hatfield resigned to take the job at Clemson. The 41-year-old Crowe, the school's 26th head coach, was introduced at a news conference by Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles. Ironically, Crowe came to Arkansas from Clemson, where he was quarterback coach and offensive coordinator under Danny Ford.
The names of Bobby Robinson's record labels--Fire, Fury and Enjoy--summarize the energy and determination of their enterprising owner-founder in the '50s and '60s. The South Carolina native was still in his teens, the story goes, when he settled in New York in 1946 and opened his own record store--Bobby's Records. The store was on 125th Street in Harlem, about halfway between the Apollo Theatre and a favorite steak house of many of the musicians who performed at the legendary showcase.
January 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
Clemson's Danny Ford, the third winningest active football coach in the nation, resigned today in the wake of the second NCAA investigation during his 11 years at the Atlantic Coast Conference school. The 41-year-old Ford coached the Tigers to the national championship in 1981 and compiled a 96-29-4 record, including a 5-3 mark in bowl games.
January 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Clemson's Danny Ford, the youngest coach to win a national championship, resigned Thursday, ending an 11-year head coaching tenure that brought the Tigers national prominence and NCAA penalties. Clemson will pay Ford at least $700,000 and potentially more than $1 million as settlement of his "perpetual" five-year contract.
April 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
Clemson officials have received the case summary of the NCAA investigation into the school's football program and are preparing for their hearing before the Committee on Infractions in Kansas City on Friday. A case summary is a compilation of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn.'s allegations, the university's response and the NCAA enforcement staff's response to the Clemson response. It provides all the parties an indication of the issues to be discussed in the hearing.
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