Prop. 48 cases down in Div. I, up in II
The percentage of freshman athletes sidelined by Proposition 48 academic standards dropped this year in Division I schools but rose sharply in Division II, the National Collegiate Athletic Association said yesterday.
The NCAA said the percentage of black Proposition 48s in Division I rose from 65.5 percent from 1987 to 1989 to 68.6 percent this year. In Division II, blacks were 58.5 percent of total Proposition 48 freshmen this year, up from 45.4 percent in 1989 and 49.7 percent in 1988.
Football accounted for the largest number of Proposition 48 freshmen, with basketball second. Those two sports had 49.9 percent of all the Proposition 48 students in Division I.
Proposition 48 was adopted in 1986. To play in their first year of college, students must have finished high school with a grade-point average of 2.0 in 11 core subjects and score at least 700 on the SAT or 18 on the ACT.
This was the first year Division I schools were forbidden from awarding athletic scholarships to entering freshmen who did not meet Proposition 48 standards. Division II has no such rule.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux injured his right wrist when he was slashed by the Boston Bruins' Chris Nilan in Game 4 of the Wales Conference finals, but plans to play in Game 5 today in Boston.
Isiah Thomas' latest injury, a sprained right foot, was expected to sideline Detroit's point guard for Game 2 of the Pistons' National Basketball Association playoff series today against the Boston Celtics. Celtics forward Larry Bird, suffering from back spasms, is day-to-day.
The World League of American Football will add at least two teams next season and there is a good chance one will be located in a city with an National Football League team, WLAF commissioner Mike Lynn said.
* Indianapolis Colts rookie linebacker Cedric N. Figaro, a Notre Dame alumnus, was arrested early yesterday on drunken-driving charges, Indiana state police said. Figaro had a blood-alcohol content of .20 percent, twice the legal limit for driving, police said.
An small envelope found Monday during a judge's inspection of the apartment where Diego Maradona was arrested on drug charges April 26 did not contain cocaine, news agencies reported.
Top-seeded Monica Seles defeated Australian Nicole Provis, 6-3, 6-1, in a second-round victory in the Italian Open in Rome. Martina Navratilova, the third seed, beat South Africa's Elna Reinach, 6-3, 6-0.
* Italy's Renzo Furlan, a 20-year-old qualifier ranked 61st in the world, upset second-seeded Ivan Lendl, 7-5, 6-4, in the second round of the clay-court German Open in Hamburg.
* The world's top-ranked doubles team of Scott Davis and David Pate was eliminated by an unseeded team, Monaco's Diego Nargiso and Italy's Stefano Pescosolido, 6-3, 6-3, in the round of 16 at the U.S. Clay Court Championships in Charlotte, N.C.
Mount Hebron's Mike Miller (3-4) threw a no-hitter and struck out six, as Mount Hebron (10-6, 7-5) defeated Howard (2-13, 1-10), 6-0.
Mike Chattin (2-0) of Loch Raven (6-10, 6-10) struck out 10 en route to a no-hitter over Milford Mill (1-12, 1-12), 15-1.
Paul Cayard sailed Il Moro di Venezia III to its second victory in four races in the International America's Cup Class World Championship off San Diego and set up a match against stablemate Il Moro di Venezia I in the semifinals. New Zealand was third, its fourth top-three finish, and won the fleet-racing portion of the competition.
Former world welterweight champion Lloyd Honeyghan knocked out American Darryl Anthony at 1 minute, 39 seconds of the second round in London for his third straight win as a light middleweight.
* The Nevada State Athletic Commission fined promoter Murad Muhammad $25,000 and barred him from promoting fights in the state for a year for his role in a brawl after the Mike Tyson-Donovan "Razor" Ruddock fight March 18.
Videotapes showed Muhammad kicking Tyson trainer Richard Giachetti as Giachetti and Ruddock's brother, Delroy, tangled on the canvas.
* Heavyweight Riddick Bowe (23-0) will fight Rodolfo Marin (17-1) of Puerto Rico on the under card of the Ruddock-Mike Tyson rematch on June 28, promoter Don King announced.
Bob Powell of Providence, R.I., leads Marshall Holman of Medford, Ore., 2,810-2,768, after the second round of the Professional Bowlers Association's Fresno (Calif.) Open. Danny Wiseman of Baltimore is 21st with 2,618 pins.
* Karen Ellingsworth of Des Plaines, Ill., extended her lead to 277 pins after the fourth round of the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour Hoffman-Schaumburg Open in Hoffman Estates, Ill.