Kansas State coach not seeking new job
Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder said last night that he will remain at the school and is not a candidate for either the Maryland job or University of Minnesota job, according to a spokesman at Kansas State.
Ben Boyle, Kansas State sports information director, said he spoke with Snyder last night after an Associated Press story had said Snyder was a candidate for the Minnesota job.
"Bill told me that he is not interested in the Minnesota job, the Maryland job or any other job that comes along," Boyle said. "That's about as basic and as honest as one can get."
Snyder was considered a long shot for Maryland because of a buyout clause in his five-year contract, which rolls over every June. If Snyder leaves the university, he has to pay Kansas State the remaining years on his contract. Snyder is reported to make $150,000, including base salary and a television contract.
Snyder has a 13-20 record in three years at the school, including 7-4 this past season.
Meanwhile, University of Kansas football coach Glen Mason said yesterday that he had withdrawn his name from consideration for the Minnesota job. Mason earlier this week withdrew from
consideration for the Maryland job.
Canada opened defense of its world junior championship at Fussen, Germany, by edging Germany, 5-4, on Patrick Poulin's second goal of the game, with 20 seconds remaining. The United States routed Finland, 5-1; Sweden ripped Czechoslovakia, 8-4; and the former Soviet Union drubbed Switzerland, 10-2.
* There is some concern that Mike Foligno of the Toronto Maple Leafs might never play again because of an injury. Foligno remains hospitalized after surgery to repair the tibia and fibula bones in his right leg, which were broken in two places during a game Monday night.
"The doctors don't know when he'll be able to skate again," said Bob Stellick, a Maple Leafs spokesman. "But he'll probably miss the rest of the season."
* Frank Finnigan, the last surviving member of the 1927 Ottawa Senators, died Wednesday. Finnigan, who suffered a heart attack last week, was 91.
Security for the Winter Olympics in the French Alps will cost France $31 million and mobilize 8,500 workers, an official said. Jacques Lambert, head of security for the departmental government in Savoie, site of the Games, said 6,300 people will be brought in from other French departments to reinforce local police.
The Games will require the services of 2,650 gendarmes, 1,950 regular police, 1,270 firefighters, 2,350 military troops plus medical and civil defense workers, Lambert said.