Friday, June 21, 1985 The Michigan Daily
NCAA: drug tests
needed for athletes
NEW ORLEANS, La. (UPI) -
Vowing "we're for real and we mean
business," the chairman of a special
NCAA committee said yesterday a
widespread drug testing plan for in-
tercollegiate athletics will likely be
implemented by August 1986.
John L. Toner, head of the Special
NCAA Committee for National Drug
Testing Policy, held a news conferen-
ce during the NCAA's special conven-
tion to reveal the results of an ongoing
study into drug abuse and collegiate
"I'VE BEEN around long enough to
never count on approval, but I think
we'll come up with an acceptable plan
for the NCAA," Toner said. "It's
inevitable intercollegiate sports will
have drug-testing at some point. If we
do our job well, the plan will be in ef-
fect by the 1986-87 season. We're sen-
ding out a message to the student-
athlete that we're for real and we
Toner's committee is recommen-
ding a complex, costly plan for drug
testing in all championship com-
petition on the Division I levle, with
Divisions II and III being tested in
only two or three championship even-
"We feel drug-testing should in-
clude not only performance enhan-
cing chemicals, but street drugs as
well to ensure a clean and fair com-
petitive championship," Toner said.
"We want to prevent non-users from
feeling forced to use drugs just to
remain competitive. I think it's safe to
say that of the list of banned drugs,
some are in use in every athletic
THE COMMITTEE is recommen-
ding on-site testing at the start of a
championship competition or at the
championship's conclusion; the depth
of testing varies with the sport.
"In the sport of football, we feel it's
possible to test all the teams involved
prior to the championships (bowl
games)," Toner said. "In men's and
women's basketball, with 64 teams in
Division I, we consider testing there
an impossibility because of the time
factor - you just couldn't get it done."
Here goes nothin'
Yankees second baseman Willie Randolph had no problem stealing second off catcher Lance Parrish and
shortstop Alan Trammell last night at Yankee Stadium.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Goplwn vow Dome
MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) - University of Minnesota
coach Lou Holtz is hoping he'll strike gold in the state,
panning for season ticket holders to fill the Metrodome
Holtz, business and community leaders, students and
university officials yesterday announced the "Gold Rush"
campaign to sell out the Metrodome with season tickets
for Minnesota home football games.
THE 24-MEMBER group is working closely with Holtz,
who has sparked new enthusiasm toward the U of M foot-
ball program in just one year at the helm.
"We have a simple and single goal - winning the Rose
Bowl," Holtz said. "I can't tell you what our record will be
this fall but I will guarantee that every Golden Gopher fan
who watches us will see exciting football and an all out ef-
"Many times while coaching at North Carolina State
and Arkansas, I saw the dramatic difference in the per-
formance of a team that's playing its heart out before a
wild and jam-packed stadium of fans," he said.
The campaign will consist of special events and
promotions, including a Holtz look-alike contest, with the
goal of selling out the Metrodome by Aug. 15. A season
ticket is $91, $35 for students.
Just 17,220 season tickets remain before a sellout is
reached, university officials said. In addition, student
season ticket sales have increased, up more than 100 per-
cent compared to this time last year.
As part of the campaign. Dayton's department store has
designed a special line of University of Minnesota mer-
chandise know as Gopher Gear. A portion of the proceeds
will go toward the university's athletic fund.,
Masmino rejects Nets' offer
VILLANOVA, Pa. (UPI) - Citing obligations to his
family and players, Villanova basketball coach Rollie
Massimino yesterday rejected an offer to coach the
NBA's New Jersey Nets.
Massimino, who reportedly was offered a 10-year con-
tract by Nets' owner Bernie Mann, told his players at an
early morning meeting that he will remain at Villanova,
where he has posted a 228-137 record in 12 seasons.
"I felt at this time it was in the best interest of my
family, Villanova University, our players and (longtime
trainer) Jake Nevin to stay at Villanova University,
Massimino said. "It was something very tiring and trying
but this is what I felt I had to do."
Massimino, whose Wildcats won the NCAA basketball
championship earlier this year, was the leading candidate
to replace Stan Albeck, who left the Nets to become coach
of the Chicago Bulls.
"We are in a state of shock," said Jay Rosenfeld, a
spokesman for the Nets. "It's like a bride not showing up
at the wedding. Nothing has ben done about a new coach
at this point, Every name that was mentioned before can
be mentioned again."
They include former Net Dave Wohl, an assistant coach
with Philadelphia; Billy Cunningham, who recently
resigned as 76ers' coach, and John Thompson, head coach
A school spokesman said Massimino, who was honored
at a fund-raising "roast" in Philadelphia on Wednesday
night, made his decsion to turn down the Nets' job bet-
ween 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. yesterday.
Tgers obtn Tanana
DETROIT (UPI) - The Detroit High School, was 2-7 with a 5.91
Tigers announced yesterday they earned run average for the
had obtained veteran left-handed Rangers so far this year. During
pitcher Frank Tanana from the the 1984 season, he was 15-15 with a
Texas Rangers in exchange for 3.25 ERA.
minor league righthander Duane Tanana, with a 137-137 career
James. record, was the California Angel's
Bill Lajoie, Tiger vice president top pick in the June 1971 free agent
and general manager, said draft. He pitched for the Angels
Tanana, 31, will report to the team from 1973 to 1980, then went to
within the next few days. Lajoie Boston in 1981 and has been with
said a move to make room for Texas the last three years.
Tanana on the 25-man roster will His best year was 1977 when he
be made at that time. led the league with a 2.54 ERA and
TANANA, a native of Detroit seven shutouts, posting a 15-9
who pitched at Catholic Central record.
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