November 17, 1985 |
A hot item on the Tulane campus this fall is a T-shirt featuring the school's Green Wave emblem covered with shaving cream, spinning a basketball on its right hand and brandishing a razor in its left hand. On the back of the shirt, a fake "1985-1986 Tulane basketball schedule" is listed, including games against Central Lock-Up, Sing-Sing, Leavenworth and a Christmas "Bribery Tournament." Tulane won't be playing men's basketball this season and may never again field a team.
April 13, 1985 |
Hindman Wall, athletic director at Tulane since 1976, resigned Friday, saying years of turmoil plus a current scandal involving the university's basketball team had "taken a toll." Wall, 49, whose resignation is effective June 30, said he was not forced to quit. "Absolutely, I had no pressure," he said. "I was not asked to resign." Basketball Coach Ned Fowler and two assistants resigned last week, and Tulane President Eamon Kelly has recommended dropping men's basketball.
August 4, 1985 |
Seven months after a friendly cocaine buy mushroomed into a gambling scandal that rocked college basketball, NBA draftee John (Hot Rod) Williams faces trial on charges he shaved points in return for cocaine and cash. The scheme, which allegedly involved Williams and eight others, spelled death for men's basketball at Tulane University. Williams, a 6-foot, 10-inch center, entered last season with hopes of being All-America.
March 19, 1996
Tim Duncan, Wake Forest's All-American center who is suffering from flu, is expected to play against Louisville Thursday night in the Midwest Regional in Minneapolis, Coach Dave Odom said. Point guard Tim Rutland is nursing an injured right knee, but Odom said Rutland should be able to play more than the 21 minutes he logged in Sunday's 65-62 victory over Texas. Odom said he's getting all kinds suggested remedies for Duncan and Rutland.
April 8, 1985
A teen-ager was killed, about 50 persons were injured and 100 others arrested in a brawl between fans at a soccer game Sunday in the tough, industrial suburb of Avellaneda, outside Buenos Aires. Independiente defeated Boca Juniors, 1-0, eliminating Boca from Argentina's national championship. The match was suspended six minutes from the end when Boca fans began throwing bottles into a section of the stadium filled with fans of Independiente.
April 6, 1985 |
District Atty. Harry Connick said Friday that he still hasn't reached the bottom of a Tulane University point-shaving scandal that began with a pinch of cocaine and now includes eight indictments. "There are others out there who need to be scrutinized," Connick said, adding that his information may also help federal investigators.
December 13, 1995
The problem with Trenton Cross' 15 minutes of fame, besides the fact that it keeps popping up on reruns, is that he's kind of ashamed of it now. Cross, Cal State Northridge's point guard, and redshirt freshman Walter Jefferson, appeared as part of the "dating pool" last spring on the MTV show "Singled Out," a dating game for the '90s. Part of the process by which the 50 men are whittled down to one involves the men embarrassing themselves.
December 19, 1995 |
For the first time since his crashing, slashing national title game flash last April, Toby Bailey was a whirlwind again Monday night. And, suddenly, the UCLA magic carpet act was flying again. With regular point guard Cameron Dollar's injury to his right pinky relegating him to the bench and with six so-so games in his recent past, Bailey assumed control early, reached super-sonic speed midway through the first half, and single-handedly bombarded Stephen F. Austin into submission.
December 27, 1985
Here is one of those quotes that was meant to be saved and recycled: In July of 1985, Houston Coach Guy V. Lewis said of 7-foot recruit Tito Horford, "Tito signed with us, Mr. Jacoby (Fred Jacoby, Southwest Conference commissioner) tells us it's valid, and Tito says he's going to be a Cougar. End of story." Not quite end of story. At that time, the Houston athletic director was filing informal complaints that Horford, although signed with Houston, was still being recruited by other schools.
November 27, 1990 |
Deron Johnson, a redshirt freshman for Arizona, knows his playing time will be limited because the Wildcats, the No. 2 team in the country, have national championship aspirations. So he made the best of his 15 minutes Monday night, scoring a game-high 14 points as Arizona posted an easy 90-51 victory over Western Illinois at Tucson. "Every time I play, I think it's a good opportunity to show what I can do," Johnson said. "I had some open shots, so it doesn't surprise me how I played.