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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas SMU under NCAA investigation for recruiting DALLAS AP Southern Methodist Universitys football which was placed on two years probation in is the subject of a preliminary in vestigation launched by the according to media reports SMU president Donald Shields confirmed that he had received a letter from William assistant executive director of the informing him of the WFAA TV reported And SMU Coach Bobby Collins said he received a similar letter from the NCAA The Dallas Morning News reported in todays I received a letter from them this afternoon informing us that a preliminary investigation was being Collins Right thats all I It could develop into a fullscale Or it could be I have no Attempts by The Associated Press to reach NCAA of ficials in Kansas City and SMU officials were un The a form was dated March Shields told the television At least part of the inquiry centers on circumstances lust prior to signing bluechip wide receiver Ronald Morris of a small town in Northeast WFAATV WFAATV quoted reliable sources as saying th6 inquiry also involves a prominent Dallas banker and a Dallas both of whom are members of the Mustang Shields said he didnt know what prompted the but said SMU will cooperate in every WFAATV Anyone can turn you in for any one of a number of Collins told The But I honestly dont know what this is Shields told the station he has not been contacted directly by the NCAA but said he is positive and confident about the way the schools recruiting activities have been conducted under SMUs athletic Bob WFAATV said it contacted Hitch and Southwest Con ference commissioner Fred Jacoby earlier Both denied knowledge of the the station Hitch accused other SWC schools of gunning for SMU because of the Mustangs football success the past two the station WFAATV said it contacted NCAA investigator David Beebe Wednesday in while Beebe was on the University of Tens Beebe told the station he would neither confirm nor deny that such an Investigation was under WFAA SMU has won or tied for the league football cham pionship the past two capping last year with a Cotton Bowl triumph over Its recruiting season this year was considered one of its best The Mustang football program was placed on two years probation in 1981 following an NCAA investigation into its recruitment SMU won the 1981 SWC cham but was barred from taking part in the 1982 Cotton Bowl because of the NCAA SMU repeated as SWC champion in 1982 and played in the 1983 Cotton since the second year of probation did not include any NCAAimposed Sports HtraldZeltuns March Rockets blasted again Second half gives Warriors win HOUSTON AP On an night when neither team seemed particularly in terested in playing Golden State guard Ron Brewer said coach Al Attles made sure the Warriors were ready for the second The Houston Rockets burned up the nets with percent shooting in the first but only had a 6460 lead for their efforts Thursday Golden State picked up the defensive tempo in the second 24 minutes after some fiery halftime discussion to hand the Rockets a 119109 Houstons 13th loss in its last 14 They were getting a lot of easy baskets in the first Brewer They were executing their and what youve got to do in this game is get a lot of easy Attles fussed out the Warriors at and they limited the Rockets to 45 second half points on 40 percent Brewer I probably said a few things at halftime that they responded Attles We came out in the second half and played like we I think the Rockets dominated us in the first but we played with intensity in the third On the other Rockets coach Del Harris was not pleased with his teams play on Were just not exerting enough defensive pressure to keep their field goal percentage Harris He pointed out that Houston opponents have shot more than 50 percent from the field for eight straight games and nine of the last We just arent getting into it defen and thats got to come from the Harris Center Joe Barry Carroll scored eight of his gamehigh 34 points in the third as the Warriors quickly evaporated Houstons halftime Carrolls tipin with left in the period put Golden State ahead for The Rockets trailed by going into the last but hit only three of their first 12 shots as Golden State built a 10192 bulge with The rallied to within three but a string of eight unanswered including four by Lewis put the game out of Lloyd added 25 points for the now and Mickey Johnson had 21 11 and 10 James Bailey paced Houston with 22 points and 13 Its flying time again Canyon second baseman Randy Riggs goes for the catch in the Cougars defeat of Smithson Valley The Cougars will travel to Bastrop tonight for a doubleheader at while the Staff photo by John Senter Rangers will go face Nixon at 4 The New Braunfels in the Boerne tournament since will continue play through Sports Calendar Baseball Today Smithson Valley at 4 New Braunfels at Boerne Tournament through Saturday Canyon at Bastrop Bastrop at Canyon 4 Tennis Today Canyon Tennis Tournament at Canyon and New Braunfels High School courts and Newks through Smithson and New Braunfels will all Track March 12 Ranger Relays at Smithson Canyon and Smithson Valley are among the teams that will New Braunfels will run at the John Faesler Relays in San SMU trims Tech TCU slams Cisneros says USFL could tie knot SAN ANTONIO AP San Antonio could receive one of four United States Football League franchises to be awarded in 1984 if the city has a stadium seating Mayor Henry Cisneros Two groups of investors have been in touch with but the league has made it clear that we must have a Cisneros said Cisneros said he still would like a National Football League team in but thinks the fledgling USFL offers a more immediate He said a multipurpose stadium is one of his major but added that it could not be financed without asking voters to approve more Smooth moves Hamilton wins skating title Finland AP Scott world figure skating champion for the third proved to a delighted Finnish audience that artistry still matters While his rivals attempted spec tacular jumps Thursday the 24 yearold business management student from Denver just con centrated on skating and retained his title with Norbert Schramm of West Ger many was second and Brian Orser of Canada Some skaters want to be the first to a Triple Axel in the or maybe the first to do a quadruple Hamilton But they dont always combine their jumping with the artistic quality that is needed to win There is no way you can keep an audiences attention for 4M minutes without Chree Triple Axels were an old hand at this difficult did one but not tried Triple Axels were executed Brian of who finished and an unrated Czech Thomas Alxander Fadeev of the who finished attempted a He ended his bid Hamilton did not even include a Triple in his It had not been going well in he ex so I decided to leave it I just wanted to skate Hamilton admitted he had felt the pressures of going for a world title for the third successive I didnt really think I could do he I was a little nervous when I got but I started peaking and my skating got a little better in practice each He said he owed a lot to David the team who won three world titles during He talked to me about what he went through when he won three world Hamilton He helped me a lot by being so un and being someone I could relate It wouldnt mean nearly so much to hear it from someone who had never been a world Hamiltons success meant that the World Championships had begun to come right for the Americans at first three days had gone They lost Elaine defending champion in the womens with an ankle And Kitty and Peter the National pairs failed to win a medal u DALLAS Methodist Coach Dave Bliss has decided to try a little psychologicl warfare on 1 ranked Houston before tonights semifinal meeting at the Southwest Conference PostSeason Basketball Bliss noted that Houston lost to Virginia earlier in the year probably because they had a letdown when they found out AllAmerica Ralph Samp son wasnt going to Five minutes before the game Im going to Houston and tell them Sampsons not going to play Bliss Houston doesnt beat us with They beat us with touchdowns and We wont let the air out of the ball but we cant run against We wont Bliss Southern Methodist and Texas Christian rolled to relatively easy quarterfinal victories Thursday SMU trimmed Texas Tech 7669 despite Red Raider guard Bubba Jennings career high 29 points and TCU slammed Texas TCU meets 6 ranked Arkansas in the second game of tonights doubleheader for the right to play in Saturdays noon championship SMU guard Butch Moore said the Mustangs were excted about getting another crack at the who drubbed them twice this Houston has a lot of number one players and were looking forward to Moore They beat us by 36 in Houston and by 17 at our Were going to play our game and maybe something good will Center Jon Koncak scored 21 points for the Mustangs and got seven rebounds before he fouled Everything was falling for said I knew in the second half they would come out and front me to stop me and they did but the other guys picked up the SMU is now 1910 for the year and Houston has a 252 reaching the 20victory mark for only the third time in the schools has nine Arkansas is also Guard Darrell Browder led TCU with 17 Doug Arnold had and Nick Cucinella contributed 14 Tyren Naulls was high for the Aggies with 20 TCU Coach Jim Killingsworth wasnt as much worried about facing Arkansas as he was excited with 20 As a you carry that record he TCU shot 60 per cent from the field to a poor 38 per cent for the who finished the year It was one of our better said Texas Claude Riley said TCU played us as well as Ive ever seen a TCU team A crowd of turned out for the doubleheader in Reunion The championship finals are at noon Saturday and will be televised to most of the nation by Arkansas is the defending tour nament but Houston made it to the Final Four last The Cougars swept through the SWC regular season race with a 160 record and have won 20 consecutive NCAA track begin today Staff photo by John Senter Smashing success New Braunfels Greg Bender hits a serve in an earlier The Unicorns will be at the Canyon tennis tournament today and Saturday beginning at 9 The tourney will be played at New Braunfels High school Canyon High sophomores and Newks Tennis Ranch AP Southern Methodist winner of only one national collegiate title in the schools was considered the slight favorite to capture the mens crown in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field which began The runnersup in in 1981 and fourth last were rated the team to beat this time because of their strength in the field Only one final was scheduled today the 35pound weight throw at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti with trials and semifinals for men and women in the other events at the The other 28 finals for 13 for women were set for the Silverdome But todays one final was expected to set the tone for the Mustangs drive toward the which would go along with the national collegiate golf title SMU won in In the weight the Mustangs had the Robert and two other potential high point scorers in Richard Olsen and Anders the NCAA indoor champion as a freshman in 1981 and fourth last was ranked 1 on the basis of his world indoor best throw of 77 6 inches earlier this Besides they had two other favorites twotime defending champion Keith Connor in the triple jump and twotime winner Michael Carter in the shot They also had the nations fastest collegiate mile relay 600yard runner Leslie Brooks and subfour minute miler Paul Last TexasEl Paso easily won the with 67 points to 30 for secondplace
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