Colleges Entering new era, Towson unveils new athletic...

SPORTS DIGEST

July 31, 2002

Colleges

Entering new era, Towson unveils new athletic logo

Towson University has a new athletic logo that will appear on all uniforms, athletic apparel, and a variety of university printed materials. Team apparel featured the new logo will be phased in over the next two years.

The new logo depicts the profile of an aggressive Tiger head. Towson last modified its athletics logo in 1995.

"Opening our new stadium next month and beginning our first full year in the Colonial Athletic Association created the perfect opportunity to give our beloved Tiger a much-needed facelift," said athletic director Dr. Wayne Edwards.

FOOTBALL: Colorado has offered to extend coach Gary Barnett's contract through 2007 and boost his annual compensation to $1.2 million. The deal must be approved by the university regents, who next meet Aug. 8. Barnett led the Buffaloes (10-3) to their first Big 12 title last season.

INVESTIGATION: The NCAA is investigating possible rules violations involving three Fresno State athletic programs, including the men's basketball team formerly coached by Jerry Tarkanian.

Et Cetera

Rumsas denies drug use; Jones Jr. to fight Sept. 7

The third-place finisher in the Tour de France, Lithuania's Raimondas Rumsas, insisted he used no banned substances during the race and the drugs found on his wife were medications for his mother-in-law.

Enrico Carpani, a spokesman for world cycling's governing body, the UCI, said that all of Rumsas' drug tests from the Tour were negative.

BOXING: Roy Jones Jr. (46-1, 37 knockouts) will defend his light heavyweight championship against World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization No. 1 contender Clinton Woods (32-1, 19 KOs) on Sept. 7 in Portland, Ore.

SWIMMING: Richard Cleveland, a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame who set four world and 10 American records in the 1950s, has died. He was 72.

AUTO RACING: Race car driver Robert Kasik, 56, suffered a heart attack before he was killed when his car slammed into a wall of tires Sunday in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Ryan Childs, the Orioles' 33rd pick in the June draft from Clemson University, pitched a six-hitter as the Maryland Orioles opened in the All-American Amateur Baseball Association 20-and-under East Regional in Altoona, Pa., with an 8-5 win over Philadelphia.

The quiz

Low orbit: Jimy Williams could become the first Astros manager to finish his first season with the team below .500 since 1976. Who did it that year? Hint: He managed the team to the 1980 playoffs. (Answer in For The Record)

Quiz answer

Bill Virdon.

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