January 19, 1989 |
Ten San Jose State basketball players, accusing Coach Bill Berry of "mental cruelty," have refused to play or practice again as long as Berry is the coach. But Athletic Director Randy Hoffman backed Berry Wednesday and said that although only 4 players remain, San Jose State will field a team in its scheduled game against Cal State Fullerton tonight at Titan Gym. "Bill Berry is our men's basketball coach.
November 24, 2000 |
Is it or isn't it? His contract expires Dec. 17, so San Jose State Coach Dave Baldwin could be on the sideline for the last time at Saturday's game against Fresno State. And while Neil Parry will take part in the pregame coin toss, Baldwin is not reluctant to draw on the emotion surrounding Parry's situation to create more interest in the game--and possibly help his own cause. "This is Neil Parry Day," said Baldwin, the former Cal State Northridge coach. "I guarantee you we'll come out to play.
March 8, 1989 |
Bill Berry is a Bligh who got to keep his ship. When 10 San Jose State basketball players mutinied in January, vowing never to play for the Spartans again while Berry was the coach, it was the team, not the coach, that was set adrift. Berry continued the season with San Jose State II, a makeshift replacement team that includes Johnny Johnson, a Spartan football player who led the Big West Conference in rushing last season.
January 18, 1989 |
The San Jose State basketball team, riding a 5-game losing streak, ended a 45-minute meeting with Coach Bill Berry Tuesday by refusing to practice. A group of players then sought a meeting with Athletic Director Randy Hoffman, who said he plans to meet with the team today. San Jose State is scheduled to play at Cal State Fullerton Thursday night. Responding to the rumored possibility of a player boycott of that game, Hoffman said there is "nothing to indicate it won't be played."
December 1, 2001 |
Edell Shepherd has more receptions than Florida's Jabar Gaffney, more yards than Michigan's Marquise Walker and more touchdowns than Lee Evans of Wisconsin and Josh Reed of Louisiana State. What does that mean? Simply that Shepherd has better statistics than four wide receivers who are considered among college football's finest, who are among 11 candidates for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the best wideout. Now the bigger question. Who is Edell Shepherd?
January 24, 1989 |
San Jose State will continue to honor the scholarships of the 10 basketball players who are boycotting the team, Athletic Director Randy Hoffman said Monday. "I felt a sense of commitment to these men, and we wanted to fulfill that commitment from our end," Hoffman said. "Secondly, some of them . . . aren't in the greatest financial shape, and I didn't want to do anything that might impact their ability to complete their college educations."
January 21, 1989 |
The 10 San Jose State basketball players who are boycotting practices and games in protest of Coach Bill Berry's treatment of them may sue if their scholarships are revoked, a lawyer with Melvin M. Belli's firm said Friday. The players, who have accused Berry of "mental cruelty" and refused to practice or play again until Berry resigns or is fired, met with attorney Paul Monzione Thursday and are scheduled to meet today with Belli, the San Francisco lawyer who has been called the "king of torts."
April 5, 1989 |
Stan Morrison, former basketball coach at USC and Pacific, was hired Tuesday as San Jose State's new coach. Morrison signed a four-year contract that marks his return to coaching after being athletic director at UC Santa Barbara since 1986. He replaces Bill Berry, who was fired last month after a 5-21 season that was further clouded by a walkout by 10 players who claimed he verbally and physically abused them.