August 11, 1997 |
Incoming UCLA freshman basketball player Schea Cotton was interviewed by officials from the NCAA and UCLA on Sunday as part of an investigation into late-model cars driven by two UCLA basketball recruits. NCAA investigator Carl Hicks and Rich Herczog, UCLA director of compliance, met with Cotton at his parents' home in Long Beach for almost two hours. Also present were Cotton's parents, James and Gaynell, and his older brother James, a rookie guard with the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics.
September 16, 1997 |
Signaling the continuation of a summer-long NCAA investigation, an automobile salesman who said he leased two 1997 Ford Explorers driven by incoming UCLA freshmen basketball players Schea Cotton and Baron Davis has been questioned by officials examining the transactions. Athletic Director Peter T.
August 23, 1997 |
No evidence of rule violations by UCLA has been found during an NCAA investigation into two late-model cars driven by basketball recruits Schea Cotton and Baron Davis--although an NCAA enforcement official said Friday that the matter is not closed. Documentation provided by Cotton's parents and Lisa Hodoh, Davis' older sister, regarding the players' leased 1997 Ford sport-utility vehicles has been reviewed to the NCAA's satisfaction.
December 20, 1993 |
He is a high school freshman, but Schea Cotton already is the recruiting target of dozens of college basketball coaches. Cotton, 15, has shown so much talent on the court that he can further showcase his abilities by choosing the all-star traveling team and summer tournament schedule of his choice. Last September, he was the only freshman invited to the Nike Career Developmental Weekend, featuring 37 of the country's best prospects at the company's headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.
November 6, 1996 |
Brian Gimmillaro is at it again. You would think he couldn't keep this thing rolling so smoothly for so long, if only because of the law of averages. Get real. Just when it looked as if the Long Beach State women's volleyball team might face a down cycle--by their standards, anyway--Gimmillaro has his charges racing toward excellence again. It is a common occurrence at Long Beach, and there's no dispute where the credit belongs. "I am very happy with what we're doing," Gimmillaro said.
March 3, 1996 |
In a cost-efficient move by the Southern Section office, the championship patches awarded to Saturday night's Division I-A winners were colored red and white. This is to ensure that the patches will not clash on the letterman jackets worn by Mater Dei High School basketball players, who have won the Division I-A title five times in the last five years and six times in the last seven years and 11 times in the last 14 years.