December 29, 1989 |
The University of Florida football season, pitted with trouble almost from the opening kickoff, will pause for a break in the action. The Gators will play Washington in the Freedom Bowl at 11 a.m. Saturday at Anaheim Stadium. It will be a brief respite to actually play football, then it's back to the controversy, alleged illegalities and turmoil that have marred the Gators' 1989 season.
December 17, 1989 |
Three dozen golf sweaters, an 800-guest roast pig feast and nearly $1,000 in pistachio nuts were among the expenditures listed by top athletic officials at the University of Florida, which is already under investigation by the NCAA, according to a published report. The expenses were included in records submitted by former Gator football coach Galen Hall and ex-basketball coach Norm Sloan, both of whom retired this year.
October 12, 1989
Coaching greats Ara Parseghian and Barry Switzer admitted to having broken the same National Collegiate Athletic Assn. rule that the University of Florida used to force Coach Galen Hall to resign last Sunday, the Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday. Hall resigned after admitting giving salary supplements to his assistant coaches, but Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden said 90% of coaches do not or did not know of the existence of the rule forbidding a coach from supplementing assistants' salaries.
October 10, 1989 |
A former defensive coordinator who was fired by Florida football coach Galen Hall played a key role in the events that led to Hall's resignation, a newspaper reported today. Although Florida officials said they learned of extra payments by Hall to the dismissed coach, Zaven Yaralian, through an internal investigation, sources said Yaralian informed the NCAA and Florida on his own, the Palm Beach Post reported.
October 10, 1989
Lynn Amedee, offensive coordinator at the University of Texas, said Monday that he received $18,000 last year in a personal-services contract from former Florida football Coach Galen Hall, who resigned Sunday amid charges he broke National Collegiate Athletic Assn. rules. The charges included making unreported payments to two Florida assistants, one of them Amedee.