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April 21, 1990 | Associated Press
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."
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April 21, 1990 | Associated Press
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."
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July 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Lew Perkins, the athletic director at the University of Maryland, was named the University of Connecticut's new athletic director today. Perkins, a close friend of Connecticut basketball Coach Jim Calhoun, replaces Todd Turner, who accepted the job of athletic director at North Carolina State on April 20. When Connecticut hired Turner in 1987, Perkins had been the university's first choice for the job. However, he accepted the Maryland job instead.
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February 19, 1996 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 2, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
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April 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
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.
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August 31, 2000 | Times Wire Services
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.
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December 13, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
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January 22, 2004 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
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.
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March 18, 1999 | Associated Press
A former University of Minnesota employee will cooperate with an investigation of her allegations of academic cheating by basketball players, her lawyer said. "Ultimately she'd like to cooperate in every respect, because she has nothing to hide," said Miles Lord, attorney for Jan Gangelhoff. "And she doesn't feel that she did anything wrong. All she did is try to help where help was needed." University President Mark Yudof is expected to announce today which law firm will handle the probe.
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April 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
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.
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