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October 26, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The oranges and golds of the Northeastern woods shimmer around the lush lawn at the center of the University of Rhode Island. For a few moments this late fall afternoon, it is a campus become a painting, ringed by the shadows of weathered stone buildings, highlighted with windblown leaves. Bells ring from a turn-of-the-century hall, pealing the strains of . . . "My Way"? A couple of students pause, shift their books in their arms and smile. If Robert Carothers heard that song at 5 p.m.
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May 6, 1997 | BILL PLASCHKE
Last October, a university president named Robert Carothers became the first person in NCAA history to forfeit a college football game for reasons other than weather or disease. He did so because his team had been fighting at a fraternity house. "This is not about football . . . this is about character," Carothers said at the time. On Monday, that same university president became the first man to give Jim Harrick another job. Oddly enough, he said this was also about character.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1996
Re "University Chief Benches Football Team as a Lesson," Oct. 26: He didn't do it for money. He didn't do it for votes. He did an act that he knew would be unpopular because it was the right thing to do. How incredibly refreshing it was to read about Robert Carothers, president of the University of Rhode Island, taking action against his football team. After several students surrounded and invaded a frat house, and beat some of those inside, Carothers essentially suspended the entire squad and forfeited the next game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1996
Re "University Chief Benches Football Team as a Lesson," Oct. 26: He didn't do it for money. He didn't do it for votes. He did an act that he knew would be unpopular because it was the right thing to do. How incredibly refreshing it was to read about Robert Carothers, president of the University of Rhode Island, taking action against his football team. After several students surrounded and invaded a frat house, and beat some of those inside, Carothers essentially suspended the entire squad and forfeited the next game.
SPORTS
May 6, 1997 | BILL PLASCHKE
Last October, a university president named Robert Carothers became the first person in NCAA history to forfeit a college football game for reasons other than weather or disease. He did so because his team had been fighting at a fraternity house. "This is not about football . . . this is about character," Carothers said at the time. On Monday, that same university president became the first man to give Jim Harrick another job. Oddly enough, he said this was also about character.
SPORTS
October 15, 1996 | Associated Press
Rhode Island's forfeit of this Saturday's game at Connecticut has been declared a 'no contest,' meaning neither team will receive a win or a loss--a possible first in NCAA history, officials said. Rhode Island President Robert Carothers announced last week that the Rams would forfeit as punishment against players who beat up three fraternity brothers on Oct. 7.
NEWS
April 24, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The president of the University of Rhode Island has had a change of heart after coming under fire for passing over NOW President Patricia Ireland as commencement speaker. "I don't have anything against Ms. Ireland. She's a fine person, leader of an important national organization," Robert Carothers said. On Thursday, baseball's National League president withdrew as the school's commencement speaker after learning that Ireland had been rejected. Leonard Coleman Jr.
SPORTS
February 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Four basketball players at Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I., and a former player bet on college sports, and some players allegedly collected debts for a college-centered gambling ring, state police said. State Police Capt. Brian Andrews said the five had combined to wager as much as $54,000. He would not comment on whether the players were betting on their own team. Bryant College plays in Division II. Police have not announced if charges have been made against the five.
SPORTS
February 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The arrest of two students and a third person broke up a college gambling ring that had ties to the mob, Rhode Island state police said Thursday. Unanswered were allegations of possible involvement by University of Rhode Island basketball players. Police said one allegation involved an alleged extortion attempt against the brother of basketball captain Jeff Kent.
SPORTS
January 17, 1998
Lamar Odom, one of the nation's top high school players last year, won't play for No. 20 Rhode Island this season because he failed to qualify to become a full-time student. The school let Odom enroll as a part-time student for the fall semester to give him a chance to earn the 2.4 grade-point average he needed for full-time status.
NEWS
October 26, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The oranges and golds of the Northeastern woods shimmer around the lush lawn at the center of the University of Rhode Island. For a few moments this late fall afternoon, it is a campus become a painting, ringed by the shadows of weathered stone buildings, highlighted with windblown leaves. Bells ring from a turn-of-the-century hall, pealing the strains of . . . "My Way"? A couple of students pause, shift their books in their arms and smile. If Robert Carothers heard that song at 5 p.m.
SPORTS
February 20, 2001
Jameel Heywood hit a shot at the buzzer as No. 16 Oklahoma defeated Missouri, 63-61, at Columbia, Mo. Heywood followed up Nolan Johnson's miss and scored from the lane for Oklahoma, 21-5 overall and 10-4 in the Big 12 Conference. The Sooners have defeated Missouri (17-8, 8-4) six consecutive times and ended the Tigers' 13-game winning streak at the Hearnes Center. No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1996
Chapman University is not exactly a football power. It plays in a division two ranks below the likes of Notre Dame, Nebraska and Miami. But Chapman is a school that knows how to accept blame and show responsibility, refreshing actions these days. Last month Chapman President James L. Doti forfeited the football team's five victories this year. The reason was the Panthers had two key players in their fifth season of college football. That made them ineligible.
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