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Thursday, May 18, 1972

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Illini athletics

MAY 26th
Final Reduction

CHICAGO 5Ps)-The National
Collegiate Athletic Association
and Big Ten Commissioner
Wayne Duke each confirmed
yesterday that the University of
Illinois is under investigation
for "athletic practices,"
The NCAA said in Kansas
City that "a preliminary inquiry
has been filed with Illinois" and
confirmd without elaboration
there has been a violation of
NCAA regulations.
The Chicago Daily News said
the probe was touched off by
Alvin O'Neal, former Peoria
Spalding High School basketball
star who last summer was de-
clared academically ineligible at
Illinois and transferred to Mur-
ray State in Kentucky.
The newspaper said O'Neal
reportedly was asked by inves-
tigators if Illinois officials help-
ed him on his entrance exam-
ination and whether he was
given an automobile while on a
basketball scholarship.
"We are aware of a prelimi-
nary investigation by the NCAA
and we have cooperated and
will continue to cooperate,"
Chancellor John W. Peltason
said in Champaign.
Duke, in a statement, said:
"As result of allegations filed
swith the NCAA, this office and

the NCAA are conducting a joint
inquiry and review of Univer-
sity of Illinois athletic practices.
"Any further comment at this
time would be premature and
represent a disservice to the in-
stitution and any principals in-
The Daily News said other 11-
linois-recruited athletes ques-
tioned included Kris Berymon,
former basketball star at Chi-
cago Harper who flunked at Ul-
linois last year in his final
freshman semester.
He recently signed a letter of
intent to enroll at Northwestern
University next fall. He told the
Daily News he was questioned by
NCAA officials about recruiting
practices that brought him to
"There was nothing wrong
with the way they got me," he
told the newspaper.
"About all we knew is that the
Big Ten and NCAA are conduct-
ing a preliminary inquiry," said
Gene Vance, who has announced
his resignation as Illinois ath-
letic director effective July 1.
Current Illini basketball coach
Har' Schmidt and football
coach Jim Valek, fired last year
and replaced by Bob Blackmail,
were hired by Vance after the

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1967 Illinois slush fund scandal.
Illegal payments made from
the fund led to the Big Ten
forcing the resignations of foot-
ball coach Pete Elliott, basket-
ball coach Harry Combes and
his assistant, Howard Braun,
and ineligibility rulings against
five athletes. On top of this, the
NCAA put Illinois on two years
Trainer says
Riva Ridge
ready to race
BALTIMORE J) First and
second money for Saturday's
Preakness could total a little
iiore than $167.000, and trainee
Lucien Laurin said yesterday he
thinks he can collect the whole
amount with Kentucky Derby
winner Riva Ridge and Uppe
Laurin, in good imor after
putting the two Meadow Stable
colts tsrosgh morning gallopts,
said he was worried about Paul
Mellon's Key To The Mint bts
confident that Riva Ridge could
beat him as he did three times
last ,year.
"Well, second ioney isn't
bad." a bystander said.
"Key to The Mint wnt be
second" Laurin said wih a
smile. "We're going to be 1-2.
What do you think of that?
And Laurin explained ,hat by
1-2 he meant Riva Ridge a n d
Upper Case, not by design but
because he doesn't think Upper
Case can beat his stablemate
who is looking to move a sop
closer to winning the Triple
Crown of the Derby, Praknss
and Belmont Stakes.
Post time for the 97h Pre-
akness at Pimlico is 5:40 p.m.,
EDT. Television coverage is
scheduled for 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. and
radio coverage from 5:15 - 5:45
p.m., both by CBS.
Other 3 year-olds expected to
be entered this morning w e " e
Joseph R. Straus' No Le Hae,
Joseph and William Stavel s
Freetex, William S. Farish III's
Bee Bee Bee. Sally M. Gison's
Festive Mood. John D. Marsh's
Eager Exchange -and Dr. Hassi
Shina's Hassi's Image

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