New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Pap* 10 Horald-Zoftwig, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday, February 26,1967Single shot wipes out Mustangs
SMU to becrippled until 1990's
DALLAS (AP) — When the smoke had cleared, the Southern Methodist football program was left not only without a coach and athletic director but without a season.
And it may be well into the 1990s before the Mustangs recover from the harshest penalties ever imposed for recruiting violations.
The NCAA could have fired both barrels of its so-called “death penalty” provision. But it only fired one, wiping out SMU’s football schedule this fall while allowing a partial season in 1988 under severe restrictions.
The SMU program, dating back 70 years and graced by the glory days of Doak Walker and Kyle Rote in the 1940s, received the sentence from the NCAA infractions committee, which could have scrapped the football program for two years.
The probation, which lasts until 1990, was a record-tying seventh for the Mustangs.
“Past efforts at the university to design a program to gain a competitive advantage over the university’s competitors by cheating did achieve (the) apparent goal — a winning record and national prominence for its football program,” the NCAA said Wednesday during a joint press conference with SMU.
“Not only is Southern Methodist University a repeat major violator, but its past record of violations is nothing short of abysmal,” the report said.
After the latest recruiting scandal broke in November, SMU President L. Donald Shields took early retirement and Athletic Director Bob Hitch and Coach Bobby Collins resigned. Half of Collins’ assistants have left, and the school has not hired a new athletic director or coach.
SMU, which cooperated with the NCAA to uncover $47,000 in payments by a booster to 13 players during the 1985-86 academic year, has no plans
to appeal the school’s third probation in this decade. Under the sanctions, the Mustangs can play only seven games — all on the road — in 1988 and are barred from television or bowl appearances.
The Mustangs also are limited to five full-time assistant coaches until August 1989, and can award no scholarships in 1987 and only 15 scholarships in 1988. Off-campus recruiting is prohibited until August 1988.
“It will have a long-range impact on the program,” said NCAA enforcement director David Berat, who announced the sanctions. “We believe the ’death penalty’ has some deterrent value. It shows how serious the Infractions Committee takes repeated violations.
Berat said the NCAA went along with SMU’s agreement to grant anonymity to those involved so the full scope of the payoffs could be determined.
“We decided to accept this without question because SMU was going the extra mile,” he said.
The NCAA enforcement staff had recommended against shutting down SMU’s football program, but the Committee on Infractions opted for stronger action.
“SMU views the wrongdoings which have been done in its name with regret and with embarrassment,” interim President William Stallcup said Wednesday..
Former SMU linebacker David Stanley’s confession of cash payments after the Mustangs had been strapped with a three-year probation in August 1985 triggered the NCAA investigation.
A joint investigation by the school and the NCAA uncovered monthly payments to football players rangingto fill SWC
DALLAS (AP) — Schools scheduled to play Southern Methodist in football were left mostly high and dry after the NCAA scrapped the Mustang program for this fall because of recruiting violations.
But while faced with schedule problems and sympathetic to SMU because of the severity of the penalties, some said the action might help stop cheating by recruiters and boosters.
“People say the distasteful thing about college football is recruiting,” Houston Coach Jack Pardee said. “Well, I like recruiting. The only distasteful thing about it is not playing by the same rules. If you are trying to run an honest program, you don’t want to be recruiting against someone who is cheating.”
Most schools in the Southwest Conference, were scrambling to fill
vacancies in their schedules. Texas A&M, Rice and Arkansas said they had found a replacement.
Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles said he would ask the SWC to appeal to the NCAA the additional restrictions on SMU for 1988. The Mustangs are limited to just seven games, all against SWC teams and all on the road, in 1988. There are eight other SWC teams besides SMU.
Broyles said he wants the SWC to ask the NCAA to amend the penalty to allow SMU to play eight games in 1988 “to ensure a balance and equity of percentages in the Southwest Conference championship race and ensuing Cotton Bowl bid.”
Broyles said the Razorbacks had made plans to play New Mexico in Little Rock Nov. 28, and there is a conditional agreement for 1988 depending on SMU’s situation then.
Unicorn track teams brimming with talent
f TIM WAITS •lf Writer
It may be tome time before anyone in tell, but both the boys and girls sck teams at New Braunfels will be atty strong.
“It may be a month, at Kerrville or inyon (meets), before we get to frere we’re rolling.” said boys tach Lew Simmonds “Ifs unknown for us right now,” id girls Coach Fred Pink ’We ive the possibility of doing real til, but our district is so strong.”
For the boys, most of the damage ill be done on the track — not in the dd. But as deep and strong as the fticoms are in the running events. at should be enough to help them lend their District 13-4A crown of a tar ago
“Our overall running is very rung.” said Simmonds. “Our field wits are down some from what that ay have been. ”
In several running events the fticoms have the possibility of pine-g three or four runners.
Two runners to qualify for State it year are back, including the ate Class 2A champion in the SOO-eter dash and 1800-meter dash and a fourth place 4A finisher in the 300-termediate hurdles.
Doak Hunter, while attending anco High School last year, won a able sweep in the mile and halflie in the Class 2A State meet. ►vin Walker qualified for the State I meat in the 110 highs and the SOO Besides his fourth-ace finish in the intermediates, alker was seventh in the highs.
The Unicorns have a wealth of Isnt in the distance events and the PAM. even without the returning ate qualifiers.
i Dorman is the defending champion in the mile and
New Braunfels Unicorns
half-mile. Bf ran Maldanado, Leon Sneed, and David Mares ara all other strong contenders in the event Hunter will be out of action for an indefinite period due to an ankle injury suffered during basketball season.
“This could easily be our strongest event with two district champions running in the same races,” stated Simmonds
The coach is planning to enter a 3200-meter relay team in the Texas Relays on April 3, the day before the Unicom Relays.
In the hurdles, Walker is in good company. Ryan Purdy. David Williams. Bubba Mixon, and Jimmy Simmonds make the Unicorns four-deep in the event — all with the possibility of placing high at district.
“From the 3200 (meter run) on down to the quarter mile we ara pretty strong, “said Simmonds.
In the 3200. Maldanado. Chris Coley, and Darrel Hunter ars good bets to finish in the top five places at district.
Hunter, Walker. Barry Pfannstiel. and Jeff Bryan comprise what Simmonds feels is his best group of quarter milers ever to run on the same team at New Braunfels. These four will likely make up the mile-relay team.
The Unicom aren’t too shabby in the sprints with Brad Grant leading the way in the 200-meter dash and Tim Galloway in the IOO. Simmonds is hoping tor the return of Erie Schreeder from a knee injury suf
fered during football season.
If he returns, Schroeder will anchor a competitive sprint relay team with Grant, Galloway, and Bryan.
Most of the field events are wide open to Simmonds. Mark Schafer and Joe Vasquez lead the list of throwers in the shot put and discus. Thera will likely be no varsity entrees in the pole vault and the long jump remains a question mark.
Some points may be derived from the high jump, as Purdy can clear 6’2” and Tim Hinkhouse is a six-foot jumper
Simmonds has 20 seniors out for the track team, which he said is the most he has ever had.
“We’re very excited, but ifs going to take a while to get over sprained ankles and ski trips.” said Simmonds. “We have a good chance to repeat"
Pink doesn't have quite the optimism tor his girls team, but just isn't certain of their standing at the moment.
“We have a lot of girls who are almost, but not quite, there," said Pink.
The girls will be strong in the distance events with Aimes Norton and LaRae Fischer, and hopefully Inez G arces will be back from an injury.
Julie Barrow, a regional qualifier in the shot put, is back and is only a junior. Yvonne Moan la a thrower in the shot to Barrow.
Amy Cook returns in the 400 and Ann Tingler will be a contender in the hurdles. Katheryn Keller, a senior coming out for track tor the first time, will be one of tile lead sprinters.
Both teams will open the Basson at the Westlake Relays on Saturday in Austin. Finals are expected to begin at I p m
Dallas sharpshooter leads 108-101 victory
DALLAS (AP) — The Sacramento Kings were double-teaming Rolando Blackman down low, and that left Dallas Mavericks veteran guard and emergency starter Brad Davis uncovered outside, beyond the 3-point line.
Davis, seeing front-line action in the absence of ailing Derek Harper, responded with a pair of 3-point baskets late in the fourth quarter that brought Dallas from behind and led the Mavericks to a 108-101 NBA vie tory Wednesday night.
Dallas improved to 38-19 with the victory, and Sacramento fell to 18-37.
Dallas, which is 23-5 at home, is now 17 games over .500 for the first time in its history. Davis, who had 12 points also had a season-high ll assists. The Mavericks ara 13-1 whei he has scored in double figures.
Blackman scored 35 points, including two clutch free throws with 20 seconds remaining, and Mark Aguirre added 26 points for Dallas.
Blackman and Aguirre led Dallas to a 67-57 lead with 6:19 left in the third quarter, but Reggie Thous led the Kings on a 12-3 run to cut the Mavericks’ lead to 70-68 with 2:36 left in the period.
By early in the fourth quarter, Dallas had padded its lead to 9085, but the Kings went ahead 93-91 on a jumper by Eddie Johnson with 5:16 left in the game.
At that point, said Thous, who led Sacramento with 28 points, the Kings deliberately left Davis alone outside.
“We were doubling on Ro and wanted Brad to take them. But he made both of them, and that really killed us. Thous said.
Davis’ two 3-pointera sparked a 9-2 Dallas rally that put the Mavericks ahead 100-95 with 2:44 remaining.
Davis, a starter in past seasons but a reserve this year, started for the
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fourth straight game with Harper out with an infected foot.
The Mavericks led by only 104-101 with less than a minute to play. Sacramento's Terry Tyler and Them missed Ileld-goal attempts.
Blackman then stole a Them pass and was fouled by Johnson. He made both free throws to give Dallas a 106-101 lead. Aguirre accounted for the final two points when he was fouled by Tyler and made two free throws with three seconds to play.
Johnson scored 20 points and Tyler added 14 for the Kings. Dallas outre-bounded Sacramento, 52-40, with center James Donaldson leading all reboundera with 18.
Celtics 122, Blazers IU
Larry Bird took SO shots — and made 17, posting a season-high 43 points as the Boston Celtics captured a 122-118 victory over Portland, the only visiting team to win a game at Boston Garden last season.
Forward Kevin McHale had 29
points and 13 rebounds and cantel Robert Parish added 16 points and IS rebounds as the Celtics dominated the smaller Trail Blazers inside.
Lakers 99, Suns9l
Loo Angeles rallied from a 13-point third-quarter deficit to defeat visiting Phoenix and sweep a home-and-home series.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored IO of his game-high 26 points in the final 5:08 for the Lakers.
Pistons 106, Cavs 105
Isiah Thomas sank one of two free
throws with six seconds left as Detroit won its fifth straight game and handed Cleveland its 15th consecutive road defeat.
A layup by John Bagley tied the score 105-105 with eight seconds remaining, but Bagley fouled Thomas in the backcourt two seconds later.
to snap Frogs'
FORT WORTH! AP) • With the Southwest Conference Post-Season Sf«k«iK>ii Classic only a week away, the Houston Cougars served notice Wtdneaday night that Ute regular season champion Texas Christian Horned Frogs can be conquered.
Houston caught the 15th ranked Frogs napping and drilled them 84-65 Wednesday night, snapping a 24-game TOU victory streak in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum
“I think this proves it will be anybody's tournament to win in Dallas." said TOU Coach Jim Killingworth. “Maybe ive better wake up."
In other SWC action, Southern Methodist beat Rice 96-7V, Texas Tech defeated Texas, 62-50, and in a non-conference game, Baylor defeated Southwest Texas 97-61.
TOU dropped to 22-5 overall and 13-2 in the SWC while Houston improved to 17-9 and 9-6.
“We'll have to regroup for the tournament now." KUI-ingsworth said. “We just got too (ar behind Houston than we had to do tao much gambling on (Manse. That (a fulllcourt press) pays off about once every 16 times you try it.’’
“I hate to seo our streak go," Killingworth said "but we ran into a hot team that did everything well. The Cougars were just unconscious.’’
Greg Anderson scored ti points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Cougars shot 57 par cant (rom th# (laid.
Guard Tim Hobby hit fire thraa point basiate and Mad acareer-hiah 25 noints.
Rickie Winslow chipped in with 17 peiwtff as the Cougars evengMl an earlier 62-66 loos.
HotMtoo Coach Pat Fostsr said “ Anderson was tremendous, Winslow played well end Hobby wos mafiiftcaat. Our players wore down after a loos to SMU. You jiM never know what this teem la going to de."
Anderson scored 14 of Ilia gamohlgi ti points In tha
TCU asleep home string
last IO minutes of Hie game.
"We had been a real tight team’’ Foster said. “We just tried to create the kind of atnxwphere where the kids could play loose."
Killingworth said “maybe we were a little too eager. Or maybe It was just too much Cougars. I thought we played pretty slow We’re not a very good team unless wa play quick.’’
TCU hadn’t lost in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum since the last game of 1985.
TCU’s Larry Richard and Cart Lott had never been on a team that lost at home.
Lott was making his first appearance after missing IO straight games with a broken finger.
Lott scored 16 points while Richard added 15. Carven Holcombe. TCU’s leading scorer who averaged IS pointe per game, had IO pointe.
“Houston mauled us on the boards (35-24)," Richard •aid. “Wa depend on our rebounding to carry us. Wa jute did a terrible jog. Wehave to play like a team to ba successful . Instead, we played like a bunch of Individuate."
Dwayne Chism scored ii points to load four Texas Tach players in double figures aa they defeated Texas, toto.
It was tho final SWC game of the year tor tho Rod Raiders, who are 14-13 overall and 9-7 In league ploy. Texas is 13-16 overall and 64 in SWC ploy with a gems against Houston remaining before tho poi! season tour-
Tach cooch Gerald Myers started tour seniors for the
“That was a good gome for us to finish up with, anodally for our seniors. They want out and took Cantril of tho game early, and wa didn't hove to aweto It out for Myers sold.
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Kevin Walker is one of two State qualifiers returning for New Braunfels.