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Names In The Game

September 30, 1994

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith scolded the presidents of Atlantic Coast Conference schools on a taped TV show, saying only one responded to his call to ban beer advertisements from televised college games.

″It’s a shame that the worst problem they have on the campuses now is alcohol consumption,″ Smith said. ″I’m not telling anyone to not have a beer, but through the years I’ve asked the presidents of the ACC to do away with the silly ads that say, ’And now, a word from our good friends at Budweiser. ...″

Smith said among the ACC’s nine presidents, only North Carolina State chancellor Larry Monteith responded to his letter. Monteith agreed. Smith is waiting for replies from the rest.

″We’ll see how many watch this program,″ Smith said during a television interview with former University of North Carolina system president William Friday on Wednesday night.

The segment for ″North Carolina People″ will air in early November on member stations of UNC Center for Public Television.


WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - At 6-foot-5, 270 pounds, Jay Buchanon was big enough to win most of his battles on the football field. It took his sister to help him fight his biggest battle off the field.

Buchanon, a former offensive lineman at West Chester University and now the school’s offensive line coach, received one of his sister Christine’s kidneys last April after doctors found one of his wasn’t functioning.

″They took a kidney biopsy and found there was no tissue left in my kidney to save,″ Buchanon said. ″They said I would need a transplant or go on dialysis.″

He said he first knew something was wrong two years ago, when his feet and knees kept swelling up and he was constantly feeling tired.

When the doctors told him of the problem, the 27-year-old Buchanon said he refused to believe it.

″Having a football mentality, I figured that I could shake it off,″ he said. ″It took me a while to come to grips with the fact I needed a transplant.″

Christine, a 39-year-old high school teacher in Philadelphia, immediately volunteered one of her kidneys.

She will be honored Saturday, when West Chester hosts East Stroudsburg, as part of the university’s Organ Donor Awareness Day. School president Madeleine Wing Adler will present her with a One in a Million pin.

″I was blessed to have my sister able to donate for me,″ Buchanon said. ″In the hospital, I met a lot of people who had been on dialysis for years. And I heard stories about others who have died because there were no available kidneys. I want to make people aware that maybe they can help somebody to live.″


POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski, the first pick in the NHL entry draft last June, will be returned Saturday to Windsor of the Ontario Hockey League. There had been speculation the Panthers might keep the 18-year-old player. But because of his performance during preseason, and because of the ongoing labor dispute, the Panthers decided he should spend a second year with Windsor.

Jovanovski had two assists in seven exhibition games.

″We want him to be a top player for this team, and he will be,″ Panthers general manager Bryan Murray said. ″But it’s going to take some development. Down there he’ll play 35 or 40 minutes a night. If he makes a mistake, he’ll be able to get back on the ice.″

If the expected NHL lockout is long, league rules might be amended so the Panthers could bring Jovanovski back later this season.


TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) - Scott Humphries and Meilen Tu were chosen as Tennis Magazine’s 1994 Junior Players of the Year.

Humphries, 18, became the first American to win the Wimbledon junior boys title since 1981. He also reached the semifinals of both the Australian and Italian Open juniors.

Tu, 16, won the U.S. Open girls juniors and the Surbiton Junior Championships in England. She also won the Girls’ 18′s Nationals, and the Banana Bowl in Brazil.