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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 8, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 26 sports Pacific stars and stripes january 1983 shockers hit with new probation a Wichita state University thursday prevented football coach Willie Jeffries and offensive coordinator Fayne Henson from receiving salary increases this summer in the Wake of a new two year Mcaa probation and Usu president Clark Ahlberg said he was freezing the coaches pay for 1983 and prohibiting them from making recruiting trips until May 1 in a self disciplinary As state Jeffries and Henson would have been eligible for a routine pay increase in Ahlberg also said the school would accept the National collegiate ath Letic associations penalty rather than Appeal most penalized school already the most penalized school in the was placed on the new probation wednesday follow ing an investigation of allegations of football recruiting the school has been cited seven times by the Mcaa since the association began its enforcement program in the shocker basketball program was handed a three year probation with sanctions about a year Usu was banned from bowl games and from live television during and following the 1983 and 1984 the Missouri Valley conference school also will be allowed Only 25 football scholarships each of those years instead of the usual an Mcaa spokesman Ahlberg said who has been head coach since and hired this made a serious error in judgment that was out of character for he said both coaches regret their actions and deserve an Opportunity to continue their Usu this is our first violation and we intend for it to be the Jeffries 5 violations of rules the University was charged with five violations of Mcaa three of which the Mcaa said occurred on the violations were committed by the head an assistant coach and a graduate none of whom was identified in the Mcaa it had been widely reported that the school was under investigation for the recruitment of Dennis Tex a Junior College Prospect who did not enrol at Wichita Allen had been quoted As saying he was met by an Mcaa investigator shortly after he was driven to Wichita by a shockers assistant the Mcaa charged the two coaches and the graduate assistant with knowingly providing false and misleading information to the Mcaa at an unspecified in the head coach was accused of instructing a recruit and his Mother to lie to the the head coach also was accused of giving a recruit Cash in the office of an the Money was to be used to pay the recruits transportation costs the Mcaa the Mcaa further charged that the assistant coach and the graduate assistant provided transportation for new coach Aims for improvement at army West a Jim army fifth football coach in 11 is convinced he can put the program Back on solid Young stopped Short of saying he could work miracles and return army to the pos world War ii glory Days the circumstances were a Little differ ent during the second world he conceded but he virtually promised to turn things around at a school where a 74 record in 1977 is the Only winning season in 10 this is the fourth situation Ive come into which was a losing situation at the time i took the the 47yearold Young his previous cures occurred at Shawnee High school in Ohio 28102 from the University of Arizona 3113 from 197376 and Purdue University 38191 from Young also served As an Assis Tant under to Schembechler at Miami of Ohio and Michigan and was associate athletic director at Purdue last fall because he wanted to see what it would be like to be out of he missed who Doest believe in said his timetable is to have a winning season next meaning that prom ise will put plenty of pressure on who said he was unaware of West Points postgraduate five year commitment to Active military duty which has detoured numerous prospects its important that football is kept in the proper said who was named last week to succeeded whose contract was not renewed after a 47 record last 10212 i want to have a winning program within the framework of the recruiting is a twofold prob this year is unique because its in the Long the key for us is to find individuals who can do the Job and then make sure those individuals have the ability to play theres no question the five year commitment is a con Cern if someone int interested in becoming an you immediately eliminate a great number of potential but if you accept that and go with what you do have and dont look at that As a you can develop a tremendous team attitude and Esprit de those things can counteract the fact that you dont have future pros on your the schedule is one which we can be competitive in and can win i think you go in with the idea that that you Are going to be successful right at the the Way you think and believe Dic tates the season you a recruit Between his Home and the University so the recruit could enrol in Usu and participate in preseason the assistant coach also Pur chased a meal for the the Mcaa the assistant coach and the graduate assistant contacted a re Cruit on August at a time prohibited by the the infractions committee the Mcaa said the assistant coach and the graduate assistant lied when they told Usu president Clark Ahlberg in August 1982 that they had reported their knowledge of violations of Mcaa rules to the infractions although there were not a Large number of violations in this it was considered by the committee on infractions to be quite said Charles Alan chairman of the Mcaa infractions the violations involved unethical conduct on the part of members of the University football coaching staff who reported false information to the institution and the Wright Wright said an evermore severe penalty would have been if Ahlberg had not already taken significant disciplinary and corrective actions against the football coaching staff members who were involved in the too the probationary period imposed by the Mcaa would coincide with the last two years of the probation imposed on the shockers basketball the basketball team was barred from postseason tournament play and limited in the number of scholarships it could the shockers finished the 1982 football season with an 83 their Best since 1961 and their first winning season in 10 the team was led by senior quarterback Prince whose Jersey was retired at the end of the the Mcaa action comes on the heels on athletic director Ted Bredehoft 8 resignation under pressure from Ahlberg also said he would leave the University at the end of the current school the final 1982 regular season nil results american York Bills Angeles los Angeles rams Kansas City los Angeles raiders 27 Seattle Houston oilers Cincinnati Seattle Pittsburgh new England new York giants Dallas Philadelphia Cleveland Cincinnati Kansas City chiefs Buffalo san Diego new Orleans los Angeles rams Pittsburgh los Angeles raiders 21 Denver san Francisco new York jets los Angeles raiders san Francisco Atlanta san Diego Cincinnati Seattle Kansas City los Angeles rams Denver san Diego Miami dolphins new York jets Baltimore Buffalo Tampa Bay Minnesota new England new York jets Buffalo Baltimore new England patriots Baltimore new York jets York Diego Angeles Angeles raiders Angeles raiders National conference Atlanta Falcons new York giants los Angeles raiders 38 los Angeles rams Louis Denver new Orleans san Francisco Green Bay new Orleans Chicago bears Detroit new Orleans Detroit Minnesota new England Seattle Louis los Angeles rams Tampa Bay Dallas cowboys Pittsburgh Louis Tampa Bay Cleveland Washington Houston new Orleans Philadelphia Minnesota Detroit Lions Chicago los Angeles rams Chicago new York giants new York jets Green Bay Minnesota Tampa Bay Green Bay Green Bay packers los Angeles rams new York giants Minnesota new York jets Buffalo Angeles Angeles York Orleans York York York Louis York Francisco Angeles Angeles Angeles Tampa Bay York York York

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