February 19, 1996 |
Barbara Biehn spent years crafting the miniature Christmas village that dominates her living room. It is a scene of tiny skaters and hand-painted houses--an idyll of calm and neighborly good cheer. It is everything that her wrecked life is not. In Biehn's world, it is unsafe to venture outside after the sun goes down. It is hard to make friends, easy to hide away. And serial killers are real. One of them, William G.
November 2, 2004 |
Keith Gilbertson took over Washington's football program in turbulent times, filling a void left when his boss, Rick Neuheisel, was fired for gambling on NCAA basketball. On Monday, Athletic Director Todd Turner said that Gilbertson would step down at the end of the season, ending 15 months as Neuheisel's successor.
April 20, 1990 |
Connecticut Athletic Director Todd Turner today was named athletic director at North Carolina State, the first permanent athletics chief the school has had since Jim Valvano dropped the title last year. Turner said Valvano's dismissal as basketball coach earlier this month played a role in his decision to take the job. "The fact that the university stood up and made a decision about the future of the program was a factor in my decision," he said.
August 31, 2000 |
The Black Coaches Assn. Classic, postponed Sunday night by heavy rain and severe lightning, might be played Dec. 1 at Virginia Tech. If so, the Hokies will have to face a different opponent. Georgia Tech said Wednesday that it won't take part in a makeup game against the No. 11 Hokies. Athletic Director Dave Braine said the Yellow Jackets only wanted to play a 12th game if it came at the beginning of the season.
December 13, 2004 |
Tyrone Willingham agreed to become Washington's third coach in four seasons Sunday, two weeks after being fired by Notre Dame. Washington athletic department spokesman Jim Daves announced the hiring in a statement. Willingham was 21-15 in three seasons at Notre Dame; after an 8-0 start in 2002, the Irish were 13-15. Willingham is familiar with the Pacific 10 Conference, going 44-36-1 with Stanford from 1995 to 2001 and reaching the 1999 Rose Bowl.
January 22, 2004 |
The NCAA is considering legislation it hopes will more accurately measure graduation rates and determine whether athletes are making sufficient progress toward earning an academic degree. The current tracking system uses information compiled by the U.S. Department of Education. The flaw in that system, critics say, is that athletes who transfer are automatically counted as nongraduates -- even if they go on to earn a degree from their new school.