McWilliams resigns as Texas coachDavid McWilliams, who...

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December 03, 1991

McWilliams resigns as Texas coach

David McWilliams, who coached Texas to the Cotton Bowl last season, resigned yesterday after his third losing season in five years.

The Longhorns, Southwest Conference champions in 1990, finished 5-6 this year after losing to Texas A&M, 31-14, on Thanksgiving Day.

McWilliams, captain of the Longhorns' 1963 national championship team and an assistant coach from 1970-85, said at a news conference he had asked to be reassigned. McWilliams just ended the second year of a four-year contract worth $1 million.

* Florida quarterback Shane Matthews faces diagnostic arthroscopic knee surgery today to treat suspected minor cartilage damage.

Matthews injured his right knee in Saturday's victory over Florida State. Florida coach Steve Spurrier said Matthews' surgery will leave the quarterback's status as questionable.

* Buddy Teevens, who coached Dartmouth College to its second consecutive Ivy League championship in 1991, will be named head football coach at Tulane University, WWL-TV in New Orleans and WNNE-TV in White River Junction, Vt., reported.

Baseball

The Minnesota Twins received record shares of $119,579.66 each for winning the 1991 World Series, Major League Baseball announced.

That surpassed the previous record of $114,252.11, earned by the 1989 champion Oakland Athletics. The Atlanta Braves received shares of $73,323.41.

Swimming

Some 20 former East German swimming coaches admitted that steroids had helped the communist state's remarkable success in the pool in the past two decades.

"We confirm that anabolic steroids were used in former East German swimming," said a statement signed by the coaches. "Not all of us were involved in doping. . . . The extent varied."

Boxing

Japanese junior featherweight boxer Minoru Katsumata died of brain damage after he fell into a coma after a 10-round bout Sunday.

College wrestling

The Navy wrestling team upset Syracuse, 21-18, at the Naval Academy. Syracuse, the defending Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association champ, entered the match ranked 18th in the country. Navy, ranked 36th, got wins from Jeff Stepanic at 118, Mark Smith at 126, Brad Gazaway at 150, Jamie Cummings at 167 and Tom Storey at 190.

Swimming

Elysia Moreland, 15, a sophomore at Howard High who swims for the Retrievers club, finished 10th in the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Open championships in Minneapolis Sunday.

Tennis

Reed Cornish (Gilman) won five rounds before he lost in the semifinals of the United States Tennis Association Boys 18's National Indoor Championship in Dallas.

* Dutchman Jan Siemerinck and American Aaron Krickstein won their first-round matches at the European Community Championship in Antwerp, Belgium. Siemerinck beat the Soviet, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, while Krickstein ousted Belgian Bart Wuyts, 6-0, 6-3.

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