CINCINNATI (AP) _ The University of Cincinnati says six of its seven freshman basketball recruits will be academically ineligible for the 1986-87 season.
Coach Tony Yates told a news conference Tuesday that freshmen Louis Banks, Chip Givens, Terrell Jackson, Levertis Robinson, Keith Starks and Kevin Williams won’t be able to play this year.
Williams and Starks were declared ineligible several months ago because of their high school grade point averages. Banks, Givens, Jackson and Robinson failed to meet the academic requirements of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Proposition 48, which sets achievement standards for college admission tests.
″It (Proposition 48) was something we weren’t prepared for,″ said Robinson, a forward from Chicago’s Martin Luther King High School. ″Maybe people coming to college in the future will learn by what happened to us.″
The players met the university’s admission requirements and are enrolled. Each is receiving non-athletic financial grants-in-aid and will retain their four years of eligibility, although they can’t practice with the team this year. Their athletic scholarships will be held for them for their four final years, the university said.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Cliff Robinson and Roy Hinson, acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers in off-season trades, have been sidelined from practice because of injuries, the club said.
Robinson, a forward obtained from Washington in the trade that sent veteran center Moses Malone to the Bullets, suffered a minor separation of his right shoulder during practice Monday, spokesman Todd Hittle said Tuesday. The team’s physician, Dr. Michael Clancy, said Robinson would be out for at least a week.
Hinson, a forward obtained from Cleveland for the top choice in the draft last June, has tendinitis in his right knee and has not scrimmaged since Saturday, the club said. His availability is being considered on a day-to-day basis.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons and Gerald Riggs, who led the NFC in rushing last season but held out for 43 days of training camp this year in a contract dispute, have agreed on a new deal.
The Atlanta Constitution said Riggs will sign a three-year extension of his contract either Thursday or Friday, and will be paid an average of $725,000 a year.
Riggs and Falcons Executive Vice President Taylor Smith confirmed an agreement had been reached, the paper said.
Riggs signed a five-year contract in 1982 for $250,000 a year.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea won another singles match today to complete the best-of-five Davis Cup Eastern Zone Final against Japan 4-1.
After Korean ace Yoo Jin-sun came from behind to defeat Shozo Shiraishi 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, Tsuyoshi Fukui downed Song Dong-wook 6-3, 6-3 for the lone Japanese victory in the series on Seoul Olympic Park’s hard court.
South Korea had won a berth in the 16-nation Davis Cup main round by taking the opening day’s two singles on Monday and the doubles Tuesday.
It was South Korea’s first victory in 10 clashes with Japan in Davis Cup regional rounds since Korea’s debut in 1960.