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Tuesday, July 6,1999 - The Michga'n Daily- 15
SPORTS jjjjaNCAA drops hammer on Purdue hoops
Former Big Ten PROBATIONn
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coach the victim z Despite criticism from Purdue, the committee did not impose Pending a possible appeal, the
of hate crime the maxim umnalty poSsible because the violations did not Purdue men's basketball program
reflect lack of nsutonalcontrol. The committee found the wnaltiaa

At times, Benjamin Nathaniel Smith,
who gunned down former Northwestern
guiversity basketball coach Ricky
Kyrdsong while he was walking with his
two children, looked the part of a skin-
head - the words "Sabbath Breaker"
tattooed on his chest and his head some-
times shaven.
Police say he also played the part,
blanketing neighborhoods and universi-
ty campuses with hate-filled fliers most-
ly aimed at Jewish, black and Asian peo-
ple.
But authorities and acquaintances
ndered Monday what would drive a
kid - described as hateful but pub-
licly reserved and even "very polite" -
to go on a two-state shooting spree that
would leave two people dead and at least
eight wounded.
Sgt. Michael Ruth, a task force
spokesman, said they partly want to
cement their belief that Smith acted
alone. But they're also looking for
answers to help grieving relatives of vic-
s, who included Byrdsong.
"I'm sure the family members from
Mr. Byrdsong want to know why," Ruth
said. "I'm sure the other victims want to
know why."
Sampras captures
sixth Wimbledon
This weekend, Wimbledon con-
fied the untouchable grass-court
mastery of Pete Sampras, as well as the
remarkable renaissance of Andre
Agassi, who energizes the men's game
like no other player.
"Andre brings out the best in me,"
Sampras said after blasting Agassi in
straight sets Sunday for his sixth
Wimbledon crown. "He elevates my
game to a level that is phenomenal."
Willie Renshaw is now the only man
vs more Wimbledon titles (seven) -
and that was back in the 1880s.
At 27 years old, Sampras looks cer-
tain to surpass that record as well as the
mark for total Grand Slam champi-
onships (12), which he now shares with
Roy Emerson.
Asked how many more times
Sampras can win Wimbledon, Agassi
said, "For the next four years - as many
~Imes as he wants."
Sampras will be chasing the Grand
S* record two months from now at
the U.S. Open, a tournament he has won
four times.
If Sampras is the best player ever to
pick up a racket at Wimbledon, there is
still debate whether he's the greatest
ever, period. Sampras has never won the
French Open, or even reached the final
of the clay court classic.
By contrast, Sampras' idol, Rod
r, won the French twice. Bjorn
B did it six times. And Agassi won
the French four weeks ago to become
srly the fifth man in history to win all
obur Grand Slam events.
- From staff and wire reports

violations to be the result of the actions of just one assistant
coach and two representatives of the university's athletics inter-
ests.
According to an NCAA press release, the alleged incident
occurred in the summer of 1995 when assistant men's basket-
ball coach Fmnk Kendrick arranged for high school all-
American Luther Clay to receive a $4,000 loan through a rep-
resentatise of the university's athletic interests.
The loan was never repaid, according to the release.
Minimal effort was made to collect the balance. The loan was
charged off by the bank after Clay left Purdue and transferred
to Rhode Island. Clay had no credit history or co-signer.
The release also charged that Kendrick allegedly aided
Clay's mother with a household move from her home in
Tennessee to Indianapolis through an Indianapolis business-
man in 1993.
According to the release, Kendrick was found in violation
of NCAA bylaws regarding ethical conduct for instructing a
recruit to provide false information to Purdue and for provid-
ing misleading information to the university in its investigation
of a secondary violation.
Purdue now has until July 15 to inform the NCAA Division
I Infractions Appeal Committee whether it will appeal the
decision. The university then has 30 more days to file the
appeal.

DANA L!NNAE/ Daily
Purdue men's basketball coach Gene Keady was 'very disap-
pointed' by the penalties imposed on Purdue.

result of NCAA rules violations:
* Public reprimand
* Two years of probation
I Loss ofone scholarship during the
2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons
E &spense-paid campus visits limit-
ed to four during the 1999-00 and
2000-01 seasons
1 The assistant coach in question
will be prohibited from participating
in all off-campus recruiting activities
from July 8, 1999 to July 7, 2000
U Vacate all team/individual records
for the 24 games in question in
1995-96, including those earned in
the NCAA Tournament
* Recommendation that Purdue be
required to reimburse the NCAA for
90 percent of revenue from the
1996 NCAA Tournament
.Assistant coach isquestion sub-
ject to show-Cause requirements for
one year
*The booster who wasinvolved in
the provided the loan should be dis-
associated for a period of four years.
The booster who provided extra ben-
efits to the family of a recruit should
be disassociated for two years
M Purdue must develop a compre-
hensive athletics compliance-educa-
tion program, with annual reports to
the committee during the time of
probation
® Recertification of current athletics
policies and practices

Sex inquiry extended at Mmnesota

By Sarah McKenzie
Minnesota Daily
(U-WIRE) MINNEAPOLIS -
Investigators, hired by the University
of Minnesota to look into allegations
that officials intervened in sexual
assault complaints against student-
athletes, were granted a five-day
extension Thursday to report their
findings.
Lead investigator Don Lewis has
asked administrators to move the
deadline to Tuesday, leaving time for
attorneys to include information from
recent interviews with witnesses in
the final report.
One such witness, Christine
Shevchuk, met with investigators
Wednesday to offer her account of an
abusive relationship with former
men's basketball player Courtney
James.
Investigators listened to a taped
conversation between Shevchuk, her

father and former men's basketball
coach Clem Haskins.
According to the tape, Haskins
questioned Shevchuk's decision to
contact the police after James
allegedly struck her.
Tonya Moten Brown, chief of staff
to Minnesota President Mark Yudof
and chief coordinator of the academic
fraud investigation, said the recent
interviews, including Shevchuk's tes-
timony, warranted the extension.
If a time constraint was impacting
the investigators' ability to complete
the report, Brown said the attorneys
would have asked for more time
weeks ago.
Non-confidential portions of the
final sexual misconduct report will be
made public after administrators have
time to review the findings, Brown
said.
More than two dozen reports of
athletes sexually assaulting and

harassing women are under investiga-
tion, according a report published
June 27.
Allegations under scrutiny include
claims Rebecca Fabunmi has made
against a football player who alleged-
ly masturbated in front of her in 1994.
The former tutor said McKinley
Boston, vice president for student
development and athletics, tried to
persuade her to change her story after
she reported the assault to him.
Yudof broadened the scope of the
men's athletics investigation May 21,
after news reports alleged University
officials and police covered up sexual
assault complaints against men's bas-
ketball and football players.

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