Indianaís Greenspan will resign
INDIANAPOLIS ó Indiana athletic director Rick Greenspan will resign at the end of December amid new NCAA allegations that the school failed to monitor the menís basketball team.
The NCAA initially alleged former basketball coach Kelvin Sampson committed five major recruiting violations during his 1 1/2 years at the school but dropped one of the charges before school officials testified in front of the NCAA infractions committee.
Indiana is awaiting a decision on penalties from the NCAA. The infractions committee listened to the universityís defense on June 13-14.
But just as the school was announcing Greenspanís decision, after months of criticism for his role in hiring Sampson, the school was charged with another major allegation, which caught president Michael McRobbie and Greenspan off-guard.
iThis is an allegation toward the athletic department as to who is culpable,î Greenspan said. iI say, as I always have, I take responsibility for what happens in the athletic department. I strongly disagree with the allegation and the vagueness of the term ëbusiness practices.í î
PITTSBURGH ó Duquesne will play a nationally televised basketball game at powerhouse Duke on Nov. 28. The game on the day after Thanksgiving will be aired by ESPN2.
* CLEMSON, S.C. ó Clemson coach Oliver Purnell has promoted graduate assistant Michael Morrell to director of operations for menís basketball.
LAS VEGAS ó The man accused of robbing and beating Javon Walker was scheduled to be in court today, his second appearance this week.
Arfat Fadel must go before Justice of the Peace Tony Abbatangelo. Fadel did not have to attend court Thursday for Abbatangelo to review paperwork.
* SANTA CLARA, Calif. ó Veteran offensive lineman Barry Sims signed with the San Francisco 49ers, crossing the bay after nine years with the Oakland Raiders.
* NEWARK, N.J. ó A federal judge has given a New York Jets season-ticket holder more time to amend a lawsuit that seeks millions from the New England Patriots and coach Bill Belichick for ideceiving customersî by videotaping opponentsí signals.
The lawsuit by Carl J. Mayer, filed in September, was due to be dismissed June 30 because of a lack of activity.
ANAHEIM, Calif. ó Scott Niedermayer has ruled out retirement and will play another season with the Ducks.
* PRAGUE, Czech Republic ó Martin Straka has decided to leave the NHL and return to his former Czech club.
GRAND BLANC, Mich. ó Corey Pavin, Bo Van Pelt and Dudley Hart sxot 8-under 64s to share the first-round lead in the Buick Open.
Briny Baird and Daniel Chopra were a stroke back. Woody Austin, Shigeki Maruyama, Kenneth Ferrie and Jon Mills shot 66s. Rocco Mediate opened with a 71.
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