CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1991
Guess who's complaining: Big time college sports programs are out of control and drastic steps must be taken to eliminate sleaziness. A bunch of wimpy professors who couldn't enjoy a good college football game if they tried? Wrong. Try a former president of the University of Notre Dame, a quintessential college football power. The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh and 21 other devotees of college athletics--among them UCLA Chancellor Charles E. Young, U.S.
April 8, 2002 |
A sweeping proposal aimed at restoring confidence in college athletics would, if implemented, empower the NCAA to punish schools whose athletes do not progress academically by banning the schools' teams from postseason play. That's one of several recommendations scheduled to be voted upon today in Denver by an NCAA management council, the first step toward possible approval by the NCAA later this year.
March 20, 2004 |
With the NCAA expected next month to pass radical new legislation designed to improve graduation rates, figures released this week showed that 44 of 65 schools represented in the men's Division I basketball tournament failed to graduate more than 50% of their players. The statistics, released by the NCAA in conjunction with the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, also revealed that nearly half of the schools failed to graduate 40% of their players.
December 13, 2003 |
After being introduced as head coach and hiring most of his new staff at Idaho this week, Nick Holt returned to Los Angeles on Friday and immediately hunkered down at USC to study film of Michigan. Holt, who will coach USC's linebackers through the top-ranked Trojans' Rose Bowl game against fourth-ranked Michigan, said the transition from assistant to head coach has been smooth. "It's going great," Holt said. "We've got a lot of work to do, but we'll get it done."
September 15, 2005 |
The United States was eliminated from the Baseball World Cup with an 11-3 loss to defending champion Cuba in the quarterfinals Wednesday in Amsterdam. Cuba has won the tournament 11 of the 12 times it has been held. The U.S. fielded a team of professionals not on major league rosters. In the semifinals, Cuba will play Panama, which beat Nicaragua, 2-1. In other quarterfinals, South Korea defeated Japan, 5-1, and the Netherlands downed Puerto Rico, 10-0.
April 3, 2004 |
Twenty-six species of rare plant life dot the rolling hills around Duke University. The question is: What could unusual flora possibly have to do with dunks, rebounds and the Final Four? The answer is nothing. But that did not stop Duke from including this fact amid statistics and player bios in the basketball team's media guide.