March 29, 1993 |
As newspaper columnists and basketball fans attacked Bobby Cremins, an alumnus who turned his back on the job of coaching South Carolina's basketball team, Athletic Director Mike McGee turned to finding someone for the job. Cremins had announced he would coach the Gamecocks on Wednesday, then said Saturday he had changed his mind and will stay at Georgia Tech. Wrote Ken Burger in the (Charleston) Post and Courier: "Cremins, as we all know, is a little wacky."
March 25, 1993 |
Bobby Cremins, intent on leaving a legacy at the school where he played basketball, took the coaching job Wednesday at South Carolina. Cremins, who spent 12 seasons at Georgia Tech, replaces Steve Newton, who resigned Jan. 18 after the school's internal report outlined five secondary NCAA violations. South Carolina was 9-18 last season.
January 19, 1993 |
Steve Newton, basketball coach at South Carolina, resigned Monday as the school released a report outlining five NCAA recruiting violations. Newton, in his second season, will become an assistant athletic director, effective May 31, for the remaining two years of his $102,000-a-year contract. Assistants James Holland and Craig Morris also resigned. "It simply is not possible for this staff to continue here in the best interests of all involved," Newton said.
December 1, 1992 |
Athletic Director Mike McGee of USC, saying that he was looking for a new challenge, announced Monday that he is leaving Southern California to become athletic director at the University of South Carolina. McGee, who has been athletic director at USC since 1984 and who turned 54 today, called his decision to leave "the most difficult in my professional experience." In an interview Monday afternoon, before his departure for Columbia, S.C.
November 30, 1992 |
Speculation continued over the weekend on the possible departure of Athletic Director Mike McGee from one USC to another. McGee, athletic director at the University of Southern California since 1984, was called the leading candidate for the athletic director's job at the University of South Carolina in stories in the Columbia, S.C., State, which also reported that various unnamed South Carolina officials had confirmed McGee's candidacy.
November 16, 1992 |
Downplaying speculation that he is an active candidate for the athletic director's job at the University of South Carolina, USC Athletic Director Mike McGee said Sunday night that he is merely a consultant for the school. "Perhaps a half-dozen schools have called me over the last few years in this sort of situation," McGee said. "And South Carolina is currently one of them." McGee said that South Carolina's athletic director, King Dixon, is stepping down at the end of the season.