Texas A&M; gets basketball probation
Texas A&M;'s men's basketball program was placed on two years' probation yesterday by the NCAA Committee on Infractions for major violations under former coach Kermit Davis Jr.
Texas A&M;, which was put on probation in 1988 for rules 'D violations, escaped the NCAA's death penalty.
The Aggies will not be eligible for this season's NCAA tournament. They will be limited to two scholarships for the 1992-93 season and can have only eight, instead of the usual 15, expense-paid official visits for the 1992 calendar year.
In addition, the committee accepted the university's elimination of off-campus recruiting during this past spring.
The Atlanta Falcons, who will play the Washington Redskins on Sunday at RFK Stadium, were heartened yesterday by medical reports that indicated that tackle Mike Kenn won't require surgery and quarterback Chris Miller might miss only one day of practice.
Kenn, who stretched ligaments in his left knee, is expected to miss three or four weeks. Miller, who has bruised ribs, is expected to miss practice tomorrow but play Sunday.
Guard Bill Fralic will have arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow, but is expected to play on Sunday.
Joan Benoit Samuelson, who suffered from severe dehydration and asthma during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, returned home to Maine with a new medication to ease her health problems.
Jockey Andrea Seefeldt was listed in stable condition at Laurel-Beltsville Hospital yesterday, one day after being thrown from her saddle in the third race at Laurel Race Course. Seefeldt has a compound fracture of the collarbone.
Western Maryland (25-15) was awarded an at-large berth and will travel to Bethlehem, Pa., to face fourth seed Moravian College (21-11) in the first round of the Middle Atlantic Conference volleyball playoffs Thursday at 7 p.m. The Green Terrors are seeded fifth.
Jeannie Longo, 33, of France broke her second world record in four days, finishing a 3-kilometer women's indoor cycling circuit in Grenoble in 3 minutes, 41.29 seconds. She bettered her previous record of 3:43.49, which she set in November 1986 at Paris. She set a world indoor 5-kilometer world record last Friday.
Eric Ross, 21, a senior fullback from Pacific, remained in critical condition in Portland, Ore. He has not regained consciousness since he was injured Saturday and rushed by helicopter to Emanuel Hospital and Health Center.
Azumah Nelson of Ghana will defend his World Boxing Council super-featherweight title against Australian Jeff Fenech in Melbourne on March 1, promoter Bill Mordey announced yesterday.
Andre Agassi, who provoked a row last year when he broke a contract by pulling out of the Grand Slam Cup at the last minute, has turned down an invitation to play in this year's $6 million event Dec. 10-15 in Munich, Germany.