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March 12, 1996

College

Arizona: Named Homer Smith offensive coordinator.

Clemson: TB Lamont Pegues, Tigers' leading rusher two years ago, left football team and plans to transfer.

Idaho: Won't renew contract of men's basketball coach Joe Cravens.

Kent: Won't renew contract of men's basketball coach Dave Grube (45-63 overall; 14-13 this season).

Texas Christian: Fired women's basketball coach Shell Robinson (8-72).

Towson State: Named Dr. Maggie Faulkner faculty representative and Tim Knavel athletics department business manager. Women's soccer coach Debbie Michael (17-44-3) resigned.

Wittenberg: Named Joe Fincham football coach.

Wofford: Named David Graves women's basketball coach.

Football

Cowboys: Signed LB Fred Strickland to two-year contract.

Dolphins: Signed WR Fred Barnett to five-year contract.

Lions: Signed OL Ray Roberts. Released LB Tracy Hayworth and G David Lutz.

British Columbia (CFL): Sold team to group of Vancouver businessmen fronted by Nelson Skalbania and Mike Jensen.

Orlando (AFL): Activated former Stallions DB Tracey Gravely from exempt list.

Hockey

NHL: Named Lightning G Daren Puppa Player of the Week.

Blues: Recalled D Steve Staois and LW Kevin Sawyer from AHL Worcester.

Bruins: Recalled C Todd Elik from AHL Providence.

Capitals: Recalled G Mike Torchia from ECHL Hampton Roads.

Devils: Assigned C Denis Pederson to AHL Albany.

Jets: Recalled C Rob Murray from AHL Springfield.

Lightning: Assigned D Adrien Plavsic to IHL Atlanta.

Mighty Ducks: Recalled LW Jeremy Stevenson from AHL Baltimore, where he had nine goals, nine assists and a club-leading 225 penalty minutes in 49 games.

Oilers: Recalled G Joaquin Gage from AHL Cape Breton. Returned D Brett Hauer and G Fred Braithwaite to Cape Breton. Sent RW Kirk Maltby to Cape Breton for conditioning.

Panthers: Recalled C Brett Harkins and D Rhett Warrener from AHL Carolina. Sent LW Mike Casselman to Carolina.

Rangers: Sent F Peter Ferraro to AHL Binghamton.

Senators: Returned D Antti Tormanen to AHL Prince Edward Island.

Sharks: Promoted Wayne Thomas to assistant GM.

Stars: Assigned D Sergei Gusev to IHL Michigan.

Albany (AHL): Signed Robbie Ftorek Jr. to pro tryout agreement.

Pub Date: 3/12/96

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