College footballUCLA coach Terry Donahue says he believes...

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February 12, 1993

College football

UCLA coach Terry Donahue says he believes he was hampered in efforts to recruit top players because of the Los Angeles riots last spring.

From the class that signed with UCLA last week, only two of 17 players were from outside California -- both from Texas.

During the previous 10 years, UCLA landed 38 percent of its players from other states.

"There's no question that the L.A. riots -- or the view of Los Angeles on a nationwide basis -- caused concern," Donahue said of players he recruited in an interview with the Los Angeles Daily News.


Hall of Famer Bob Lanier, who went from a Detroit Pistons uniform to national chairmanship of the NBA's "Stay In School" program, was named winner of the 1993 Schick Achievement Award.

The award is given annually to a former NBA coach or player who has gone on to notable achievements in another career. Schick will donate $10,000 to the Bob Lanier Center For Educational, Physical and Cultural Development in Buffalo, N.Y., on Lanier's behalf.

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