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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports New Texas February SMU to sit out a year NCAA deaIs Mustangs the death penalty Try again DALLAS AP The in its harshest penalty ever against a football banned the sport at Southern Methodist for 1987 because of illegal payments to NCAA officials an nounced The NCAA Infractions Committee also limited SMU to only seven games with outside competi tion in none of which can be a home the school wont be permitted to be on television or attend a bowl game in Outside the Southwest SMU had been scheduled to play Oklahoma and New Mexico in 1987 and Oklahoma and Notre Dame in will last until 1990 and include reduc ing the number of assistant coaches from nine to cutting the number of scholarships from 25 to 15 for three and limiting offcampus recruiting to the head coach and four assistant coaches for three SMU was found guilty of making monthly cash payments to student athletes from funds provided by a school Under the new death penalty rule adopted in June the Mustangs could have had their pro gram shut down for two The harshest penalty ever handed out by the NCAA was a twoyear suspension of the basketball program at Southwestern Louisiana from 1973 to 1975 for most of them involving The NCAAs report on released The present infractions case does present some unique circumstances that arguably call for the committee to exercise its discretion to impose less than the mandatory SMU officials had said they would not appeal the decision no matter how After speaking at todays news NCAA enforcement director David who was suffering from a He excused himself after walked to the sank to his knees and was carried out of the he and Im Berst said athletes at SMU would be allowed to transfer to other schools with immediate eligibili SMU views the wrongdoings that were done in its name with regret and SMU interim president William Stallcup said at the news The temporary loss of football will be a bitter loss for some but as a university we have accepted knowing in our recent dealings with the foot ball program and the we have done what is Stallcup No specific cases were named in the NCAA but it said 13 football players received payments in the 198586 academic year totaling and eight athletes got payments from September through December 1986 that totaled about SMU already was the most penalized school in NCAA currently in the second year of a threeyear probation levied in August The school was banned from television and bowl was allowed no scholarships in 1986 and was to be allowed only 15 scholarships in Todays punishment was SMUs fifth in the last 12 The football program was placed on pro bation twice in the last six 1981 and and the Mustangs first brush with the NCAA was in when they were placed on probation for a SMU now is tied with Wichita State for the number of NCAA probations seven but SMU has suffered the worst Under the death penalty the NCAA may suspend the programs of repeat offenders for up to two prohibiting coaching or It also could lift for four years the eligibility of school representatives to serve on NCAA committees and NCAA voting SMU was one of six schools voting against the After the latest recruiting scandal broke SMU President Donald Shields took early retirement and Athletic Director Bob Hitch and Coach Bobby Collins Half of Collins assistants have and the school has not hired a new athletic director or The Mustangs did not sign one high school recruit on national letterofintent day earlier this Former SMU linebacker David Stanley said in an interview with Dallas television station WFAA that he received a month from an SMU representative after the Mustangs 1985 probation was Stanley said it was Bootsie a former assistant coach who was fired in August who paid him and initiated monthly payments that continued after SMU was placed on See Pagel2A Rangers pound go 60 MOUNTAIN CITY Apolinar San chez scored three goals as the Smithson Valley Rangers overcame slick field conditions to defeat the Hays Rebels in District 265A soccer action The win keeps the Rangers undefeated at 60 through the first half of district It was a narrow field and it was so we didnt get to play quite the control game we said Smithson Valley Coach Larry Schaf We had to rely on speed and Sanchez scored the only goal of the first as the Rangers struggled a bit trying to play the control game when the conditions did not warrant We adjusted in the second said Its encouraging to adapt to the situation and do what is necessary to Thats the sign of a good Hays tied the early in the second but Sanchez hit two more goals and Brandon Stanley add ed another to give the Rangers the points they Smithson Valley will begin the se cond half of district play at 2 Saturday at Samuel DGMYL ttwttffraptwr There wasnt much to watch Tuesday at Cougar baseball even if the new press box was ready to Rain washed away all three local season and all three teams will try again Weather New Braunfels will host San Marcos at and Canyon will host Alamo Heights at 5 Smithson Valleys game at Luling was also a wash Both track and field teams ready to fly at Canyon High VL HHUpomi The Unicorns Wade Ohnheiser challenges a Raider player in Tuesdays flame New Braunfels blanks Taft Theres no place like home for the New Braunfels Ujrijcorns soccer Unicorns continued their scoreless string at home virjljj a 50 whitewash of the San Antonio Taft Raiders in a contest Tuesday at New Braunfels Middle They have scored 22 goals without yielding a single point to their opponents in home vlfs not as if the Unicorns werent tested The finders spent most of the first half pelting the Unicorn only to come up empty due to the repeated stops of goalkeeper Peter the second straight Keith Pen scored a hat three goals in one Pen scored the first two tfi the first half on assists from Jeff Bryan and picked up final one early in the second half on an assist from Ken We beat them on said Unicom Coach Pete Our skills held us in the tight Tim Galloway scored the Unicorns fourth goal after driving past a couple of Raider defenders and kicking the ball through for the Tony Ramirez tapped in the final point goal through a vacated after receiving a cross from Peter Garza and Jeff Bryan were said Craig Morrison adds a new dimension for us New Braunfels is now an even 552 for the The Unicorns wUl begin the second half of district play at home at 2 Saturday against the Canyon ByTOMLABINSKI Sports Editor If Canyon Coach Pete Rivas seems a little harder to find its because hes busy handling both the boys and girls track teams this Making the jobs a little easier to take is the fact that the Cougars will be as talented and as deep as they have ever So talented that Rivas can barely keep a twinkle from leaping out of his tired Im real For the first we have some numbers out and for the first we have the wheels to go with those Rivas As both teams get ready for the an nual seasonopening meet at Austin Westlake on Friday and Rivas said he would like to pace his teams Our main goal is to succeed at the district We want to peak at Well have a relaxed attitude up until Then well pull our ears back and he The boys team will be lead by a pair of potential allstate performers in the field plus its quick relay Senior Ken DAlfonso could find himself in Austin in May if he con tinues to throw the discus as well as he DAlfonso is presently throw ing in the 180foot Scott Hennig is another potential allstater in the pole The senior transfer student can consistently clear Rivas Kody who will be strong in the 100meter will also lead off Canyons sprint relay with Scott Jimmy Wilson and DAlfonso following The Cougars are so steeped in speed that sophomore Chad Austin will likely Track 87 Canyon Cougars figure in as the fifth man on the spelling one of the other runners without sacrificing any a transfer from Smithson will also handle the high hur dle chores while Kevin Nemec wil be a force in the Balmos and Wilson will also com pete in the pole while senior Ted Fleener returns to the high after having cleared oneinch last Weve got a lot of senior leader ship on the and thats going to help a Rivas We also have an excellent crop of sophomores and Theyll make for an excellent subvarsity Some of the positions are still especially the distance races and the mile but Rivas said he has enough talented bodies to make the Cougars competitive in all Well have a competitor in every event this and thats a first for In most were he The girls team is also especially loaded with The same 400 meter relay team that qualified for regionals last year is with Tara Renata Lin da Nemec and Missy Horecka return Emily May and Nancy Friedel have the potential to go a long way in the 800 meter as does the mile relay team of Friedel or Mary Rivas May was a regional qualifier as a sophomore in the 200 while Friedel will be strong in the Two other top sprinters who will weigh heavily in the Cougarette scheme are Lori Hill and Kelly Senior Connie junior Rachel Cabellero and sophomore Batina Brumfield give Canyon a good group of distance Rivas Jennifer Kyle and Melva Lopez are quick enough in the distance races to make the team as he Like the boys the Cougaret tes are stacked threedeep in the field Cappleman and Judy who finished third and fourth respec tively at last years district will be back to compete in the triple Schandua and Rittimann are both capable high jumpers and Rittimann and Cappleman will com pete in the long Twentyeight girls on the track and field team is the largest group Rivas has ever had to work and he said he is optimistic about his teams We want to get as many qualified for regionals as we 1 think we can have quite a Were going to work on our times and let the team points take care of he The eyes of Canyon are fixed on April the date of the district meet in Rivas said whoever can come out of that meet will have an excellent chance to do well in There are some very tough teams in our If you get out of our you should do excellent in I think our district will be that Rivas greyhounds slosh past Canyon HPIJRNJB The combination of a njujtfy field and a strong Boerne psyched out Canyons team Tuefdjy as he Coygajrs to Greyhounds vMary Boernes t record at 222 at the halfway of season while the was In terrible condi Canyon Coach sieve We let the conditions dictate the In trying not to make a the kids just didnt play their We were a little over The Greyhounds jumped art to a 4 0 halftone lead before toe Cougars settled down or the second The big deference their goalie he was He stop ped just atttut end we had some good juell Canyon got on the Scoreboard in the second half with a shot by Randy smith with an assist by Victor U was a beautiful Randy kind of dived into the ball and kicked it He was only aJaput feet Quell The Cougars begjn the second half of district play on Saturday against New BraunlelsGameUme ks Hogs down Aggies in double OT COLLEGE STATION AP It took a strange second half and g controversial double overtime to do but the Arkansas Razorbacks finally managed to overcome Texas in a Southwest Conference con Ron Huery hit two crucial free throws with VI seconds left and Tim Scott scored a gamehigh points to lead Arkansas to its 10097 win Tuesday Tadd Thomas and Keren Graves both missed sppint shots in the final u seconds of It appeared that Arkansas won tfte game in the first overtime when Cannon Whitby bit a 35footer with two seconds left But toe after 9 long ruled that the clock had stuck when Mike CHUord had tipped In a tor Wttb seconds After viewing cwtside they conferred wttb both pMt seconds back on the nuWfied Wbitbys Held and gave the pall back to This Whitby dribbled to within 16 feet and missed to set up the second They told me the guy didnt start the clock until we had the ball at haUcourt With a the officials can go back and look at He just got caught up in the Arkansas Coach Nolan Richardson Those things The only thing the officials thought was fair was to replay the final six Most games have been over since it was on the road and it was their he Arkansas raised its overall record to 1911 and its SWC mark to while A4M fell to 1412 tor and W in league Arkansas had ao39 lead at but rallied to go ahead 5352 six minutes into the second half Arkansas did not nuake a field goj until Scott hit 10 14 left in the second half tying the at ended Ued at and first o vertimeUed at Winston Crite led A4M with
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