July 1, 1990
A New Jersey grand jury is investigating Robert D. Kramer III of Denville, N.J., who was earlier identified by ABC News as the mastermind of an alleged point-shaving scheme involving Charles Shackleford and three unidentified former North Carolina State basketball players during the 1987-88 season. Chuck Davis, a spokesman for the New Jersey attorney general's office, in response to a report by the Greensboro News & Record, said, "Point shaving is part of that investigation."
May 30, 1990
North Carolina State has been ordered to repay $365,180 to the NCAA because Charles Shackleford, a former Wolfpack basketball player, accepted money while playing for the school. The amount of the repayment is 90% of N.C. State's net earnings from the 1987 and 1988 NCAA tournaments, played during Shackleford's sophomore and junior years. Repayment to the NCAA will come from money raised by the athletic department, such as revenue from ticket sales and television contracts, said Harold B.
April 24, 1990 |
Les Robinson, a former North Carolina State player, was named Monday to succeed Jim Valvano as the Wolfpack's basketball coach. Robinson, coach and athletic director at East Tennessee State, takes over a program that has been under scrutiny for nearly 1 1/2 years and still has another year of NCAA probation to serve. His appointment came 16 days after Valvano was forced out when N.C. State officials agreed on a $500,000 settlement. Last Friday, N.C.
April 23, 1990
North Carolina State will announce the successor to basketball coach Jim Valvano today, and though it isn't saying who he'll be, speculation surrounds Les Robinson, a former Wolfpack player now coaching East Tennessee State. Robinson said last week he was going to Raleigh for an interview. No one answered the telephone at his Tennessee home Sunday night. Robinson, 47, guided the Buccaneers to a 27-7 record last season.
April 21, 1990 |
Todd Turner took the athletic director's job at North Carolina State Friday, saying the school's dismissal of basketball coach Jim Valvano made his decision easier. "The most important challenge is to rebuild trust and rebuild credibility in the athletic community," said Turner, who had been athletic director at the University of Connecticut for the past three years. "You don't earn that trust until you prove that academics is the first priority."
April 11, 1990
Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun of Connecticut said he plans to meet with North Carolina State guard Chris Corchiani today to discuss the possibility of Corchiani transferring to Connecticut.
April 9, 1990 |
Jim Valvano cleaned his office Sunday, marking the end of his coaching tenure with North Carolina State and paving the way for the school to find a successor for the embattled basketball program. Supporters and officials echoed the optimism Valvano displayed Saturday when he agreed to leave and not sue the school in exchange for $238,000. Valvano also stands to be paid $375,000 by the university's booster club, one of his attorneys said.
April 8, 1990 |
Finally, Jim Valvano is out as North Carolina State's basketball coach. Valvano's 10-year reign with the Wolfpack ended Saturday when the school agreed to buy out his contract for $212,000, nearly $300,000 less than he asked for originally. Valvano's contract called for a $500,000 payment if he was fired without cause. The school originally offered Valvano $106,000, his annual base salary.