East Carolina's Lewis named Ga. Tech coachBill Lewis, who...

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January 07, 1992

East Carolina's Lewis named Ga. Tech coach

Bill Lewis, who guided East Carolina to an 11-1 record and a No. 9 final ranking in 1991, became Georgia Tech's ninth head football coach last night.

The appointment was announced by Tech President John Patrick Crecine and athletic director Homer Rice. The length of Lewis' contract wasn't announced.

* Clemson defensive tackle Chester McGlockton said he won't return for his senior season and will apply for the NFL draft.

McGlockton, a native of Whiteville, N.C., ends his Clemson career ranked sixth in tackles for loss with 39 and third in sacks with 20.5. McGlockton, a red-shirt junior, was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection this year.


The NCAA, which has dealt sternly with alleged violations by the UNLV men's basketball team, gave the university a break in the wake of violations by the women's track program.

Participants in the UNLV women's track program dipped below the NCAA required minimum of 14 over the past two years, but the school will escape any NCAA punishment for the rules violation.

* City College of New York has suspended all events at the Nat Holman gymnasium following the stampede a week and a half ago that led to the deaths of nine people, school officials said.

Pro basketball

Johnny Most, the Boston Celtics radio announcer, had both his legs amputated because of a blood circulation problem.

College basketball

Dexter Cambridge, the suspended University of Texas player, has told the NCAA that a man offered him $30,000 in cash to attend St. John's.

Cambridge, who was ruled ineligible by the NCAA last month after it was determined he received a check for $7,000 as a graduation gift when he left Lon Morris Junior College in Jacksonville, Texas. St. John's athletic director Jack Kaiser said that he would launch an investigation if Cambridge identifies the person who made the offer.

* La Salle basketball coach William "Speedy" Morris was discharged from the hospital, three days after he checked in with chest pains, hospital officials said.


The U.S. Davis Cup team announced that John McEnroe, who has played and won more Davis Cup matches than any other U.S. player, has been selected as a member of the team that will play Argentina in a first-round match starting Jan. 31 in Hawaii. Also named to the team was doubles specialist Rick Leach, who joins previously announced selections Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.


Doctors have discovered a benign brain tumor in Kim Seybold, who competed in pairs figure skating with her brother in the 1988 Olympics.

The figure skater is home in Marion, Ind., after spending three days last week in a Fort Wayne hospital, where the tumor was discovered next to the brain's main artery. The slow-growing tumor develops outside the brain tissue, eventually exerting pressure on the brain when it grows. Dr. Stephen Schroeder said one day it will expand and have to be removed.


John Aalberg of Salt Lake City claimed his second national title in two days and Leslie Thompson of Stowe, Vt., captured her sixth career national crown in the U.S. Cross Country Championships at Biwabik, Minn.

High schools

Dunbar remains No. 1 in the the top 25 national basketball poll, selected by Doug Huff and a national panel of 35 sportswriters. St. Anthony of Jersey City, N.J., is second.


Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will be the featured guest on Sports Forum on WITH (1230 AM) today at 5 p.m. CBS radio broadcaster Jack Buck is scheduled to be a guest Thursday.

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