November 29, 1989
Don Morton was fired as football coach at the University of Wisconsin, and said he would not accept another assignment at the school. The school's Athletic Board voted 10-0 with one abstention to fire Morton. UW Chancellor Donna Shalala, who accepted the board's recommendation, said the school would exercise a reassignment clause in Morton's contract. Morton, at a news conference 30 minutes after informing his players that he had been fired, said, "I have not accepted anything."
May 16, 1987
Ade Sponberg, who headed the North Dakota State athletic program for 14 years, was named to succeed Elroy Hirsch as University of Wisconsin athletic director. The selection will reunite Sponberg with Don Morton, Wisconsin's new football coach, who coached at North Dakota State before leaving to coach at Tulsa the last two seasons.
December 20, 1989 |
Ousted University of Wisconsin football Coach Don Morton said today he had accepted a buyout worth $330,000 for the remaining two years of his contract. Morton, whose teams had a 6-27 record in his three seasons at Wisconsin, was dismissed Nov. 28 as football coach.
June 9, 1985 |
From his youth, accused spy Jerry Alfred Whitworth was always hiding something from those who thought they knew him best. He was named class comedian of his high school because he was "always so happy-go-lucky, making everybody laugh." Hidden from his classmates was the pain of a tumultuous home life. To his wife, he was a pillar of strength, a man with "a very confident manner" who had "seen the world and met people from different cultures."