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Tuesday, February 24, 1976
ir-lE MIIJ-1IC~AIN L'rMLY Tuesday, February 24, 1976
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DUTCHER FEARS WORST
MINNEAPOLIS (A') - The
University of Minnesota has
received a letter from the
National Collegiate Athletic
Association containing penal-
ties against the school for 128
basketball violations commit-
ted during the four-year reign
of former coach Bill Mussel-
Magrath, who received the 24
page report outlining the penal-
ties, said the school hoped first
to clarify a misunderstanding
now included in the sanctions.
"We're expecting the worst'
and hoping for the best," said
Gopher basketball Coach Jim
Dutcher, Michigan's assistant
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A school spokesman reported coach last season. "There isn'tI
that University President C. much we can do about it now."
Peter Magrath said it is unlike- D.i
ly any announcement would be Dutcher, who was m Colum-
forthcoming on the penalties bus Ohio, aopther'ams eal be
- -game against Ohio State, has!
told potential recruits that he
expects to receive three years
probation and have his maxi-.I
mum number of six scholarships
a year reduced to three.
The question Minnesota wants
clarified is believed to centerf
on the activities of assistant
coach Jimmie Williams, who is'
named on at least one docu-
mented NCAA violation.
The NCAA could possibly
ask for the dismissal of Wil-
liams or, more likely, limit
his recruiting activities. j
There is also some question; ; Several cases where stu-
whether star sophomore center dents got free meals, clothing,
Michael Thompson is included lodging and merchandise or free
in the sanctions. long-distance telephone calls.
Ironically, Thompson's in- 0 Extra trips home for for-
discretion was detected during mer Gopher players and trips
Minnesota's own investigation for parents to see Minnesota
into the conduct of the bas- games paid by money from
ketball program under Mus- the basketball program.
Musselman, 35, left the uni-
During the school's investiga- versity job July 28 to coach in
tion, it substantiated 72 of the the American Basketball Asso-
NCAA's charges and turned up ciation. That was five days af-
56 additional violations. ter Minnesota officials publicly
The NCAA charges included: announced its problems with the
* Twenty-four cases . involv- NCAA. He had three years left
ing direct transfers of money on his contract at Minnesota
to student athletes totaling be- when he took the job with the
tween $2,500 and $3,000. now-defunct San Diego Sails of
* Numerous occasions where the ABA.
athletes were given "inappro- "I feel I have a very clear
priate" use of a car. conscience," Musselman said at
* Nine cases of "inappro- the time he took his new job
priate" air travel totaling with the Sails.
$2,500."The investigation is of the
* Numerous cases where free university, not of a single indi-
tickets given to athletes were vidTial," Musselman said. "I am
purchased by athletic boosters. no longer a member of the
This generally applies to the University of Minnesota."
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NEW YORK (P)-Acknowledg-
ing that their action could place
the 1976 season in jeopardy,
baseball owners announced yes-
terday they w e r e delaying
spring training indefinitely be-
cause an agreement with the
players on a new labor contract
did not s e e mn possible by
After a day-long internal ses-
sion, the owners' Players Rela-
tions Committee said the rift
between the owners and players
association overdthe reserve
rules was too wide to permit
spring training to begin.
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ence that 'blocks agreement is
the insistence by the associa-
tion forba reserve system that
would be wholly unworkable,"
MacPhail said in a joint state-
ment with National League'
President Chub Feeney.
Marvin Miller, who was in
Houston to advise players of
the status of the negotiations,j
lashed out at the committee's
statement that the obstacle to
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