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July 4, 1987
Three-year starter Jeff Moore, the leading rebounder and scorer last season for the Auburn basketball team, was suspended indefinitely, Coach Sonny Smith said, "because his conduct has been detrimental to the team."
SPORTS
March 17, 1989
Auburn basketball coach Sonny Smith reportedly is close to accepting the head coaching job at Virginia Commonwealth University with a multiyear contract worth about $300,000 per year. Smith, 52, who has been Auburn's coach for 11 years, said he will visit the VCU campus in Richmond today but denied a report that he already had agreed in principle to accept the job.
SPORTS
March 17, 1989
Auburn basketball coach Sonny Smith reportedly is close to accepting the head coaching job at Virginia Commonwealth University with a multiyear contract worth about $300,000 per year. Smith, 52, who has been Auburn's coach for 11 years, said he will visit the VCU campus in Richmond today but denied a report that he already had agreed in principle to accept the job.
SPORTS
March 12, 1987 | CHRIS COBBS, Times Staff Writer
If today's Midwest Regional game between Auburn and the University of San Diego is as lively as Wednesday's verbal exchange between the opposing coaches, it could be one of the more entertaining matchups of the 32 opening-round games of the NCAA tournament. USD's Hank Egan, an old friend and admirer of his Auburn counterpart, Sonny Smith, was in rare form as he prepared to send his Toreros (24-5) against a Southeastern Conference team that has a 17-12 record.
SPORTS
January 24, 1993 | From Associated Press
Kendrick Warren, a 6-foot-8 forward, made nine of 10 shots during the first half and finished with 27 points as Virginia Commonwealth beat No. 25 Cal State Long Beach, 95-61, on Saturday. "Kendrick Warren was out of sight in the first half," Ram Coach Sonny Smith said. Center Sherron Mills came off the bench to get 18 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks and two steals for Virginia Commonwealth. "It's the best Kendrick Warren and Sherron Mills have played together this year," Smith said.
SPORTS
March 23, 1985 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
All things come to an end, the NCAA Tournament teaches us that much. Friday night, in the Southeast Regional in the Birmingham Civic Center, it came to an end for Auburn, a young team that is nevertheless small, with a lame-duck coach to boot. It didn't end easily, that's for sure. Regional favorite North Carolina, which looked to put upstart Auburn in its place early on, never even had an opportunity to draw its four corners. That's how close it was.
SPORTS
February 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
Princeton Coach Bill Carmody went from a relieved man to a happy one in a hurry. The ninth-ranked Tigers became the first team to clinch a berth in the NCAA tournament Friday night, and they heard about it in a news conference after beating Columbia, 51-37, at New York. "Is that official?" Carmody asked when it was announced that second-place Pennsylvania had lost to Cornell, 73-70. When told it was, he smiled the smile of the coach of the Ivy League champions. "I feel great.
SPORTS
July 4, 1987
Three-year starter Jeff Moore, the leading rebounder and scorer last season for the Auburn basketball team, was suspended indefinitely, Coach Sonny Smith said, "because his conduct has been detrimental to the team."
SPORTS
March 12, 1987 | CHRIS COBBS, Times Staff Writer
If today's Midwest Regional game between Auburn and the University of San Diego is as lively as Wednesday's verbal exchange between the opposing coaches, it could be one of the more entertaining matchups of the 32 opening-round games of the NCAA tournament. USD's Hank Egan, an old friend and admirer of his Auburn counterpart, Sonny Smith, was in rare form as he prepared to send his Toreros (24-5) against a Southeastern Conference team that has a 17-12 record.
SPORTS
June 23, 1985 | TERRY ABBOTT, United Press International
Gary Franks is 37 years old. He has two grown children and he works part time as a mobile home salesman. And he's about to become a college basketball player--again. Eighteen years after he was a high school All-American at Fayette (Ala.) who went on to lead Auburn's freshman team in scoring and rebounding, and 10 years since he last played organized ball, the 6-8 Franks has signed a scholarship to play at Brewer State Junior College in Fayette.
SPORTS
March 30, 1986
The greatest player in the history of University of Kentucky basketball? The late Adolph Rupp said it was Aggie Sale, an All-American in the early 1930s who died this winter at age 74. Earl Cox of the Louisville Courier-Journal said he asked Sale last September who the best player he ever faced or saw was. The answer was John Wooden. Said Sale: "John had finished at Purdue, where he was an All-American, and I had finished at Kentucky, where I was an All-American.
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