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Even with the help of the UK mascot (left, foreground), UK coach Eddie Sutton (left) couldn't coax his Wildcats into being aggressive enough on the boards in the 81-65 loss to Notre Dame. The picture at the right is a perfect example as Kentucky was outrebounded 53-27 by the Irish, photos by Gary Cromwell
Worth repeating!
Eleven UK football players on SEC's All-Academic team; search committee for AD, Kentucky Kernel in news, too
Last week it was announced that 11 University of Kentucky football players had been named to the SEC's All-Academic team. The number selected for one semester was the most in the university's history. In 1985 10 'Cats were selected to the all-academic team.
"We're very proud of the academic progress of our entire team," said Wildcat head coach Jerry Claiborne.
"Personally, I'd like to thank everyone associated with our CATS (Center for Academics and Tutorial Services) Center, from Bob Bradley, Mike Jenkins, Barbara Deniston on down," Claiborne said. "They do an outstanding job with our academic programs."
Those Wildcats named to the SEC's Honor Roll are: Walter "Bo" Smith (Sr, offensive tackle, Art Studio major, 3.79 GPA); Mike Cahill (Sr, linebacker, business, 3.70); Mike Pfeifer (Jr., offensive tackle, industrial education, 3.44); Jeff Nelson (Sr., punter, health administration, 3.33); Tim Smith (Sr., running back, minning engineer, 3.31); Doug Houser (Jr., defensive tackle, marketing, 3.11); Todd Meyer (Jr., cornerback, hospital administration, 3.11); Ken Willis (Jr., placekicker, math education, 3.06); Chuck Broughton (Jr., quarterback, accounting, 3.00); Craig Benzinger (Jr., linebacker, management, 3.00); and Mike Meiners (Jr., defensive tackle, accounting, 3.00).
Players eligible for earning a spot on the SEC's All-Academic team must meet four qualifications:
?One, be at least a sophomore (credit hours):
?Two, completed 24 hours toward major;
?Three, earn letter in sport played in the year student-athlete is up for award.
"And four, must own a 3.0 career GPA or at least for the past school year.
As 7CP was going to press it was learned that freshmen Jerry Bell (defensb" guard) and Greg Laljr (offensive lineman) were re.cent'ly.vrtamed -to- >thei.'-/X>iMrw'Wei'News-Sentinel All-SEC freshman team.
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Last week (Tuesday, Nov. 29) six members of the University of Kentucky Athletics Association were named to the screening committee which now will look for an athletics director.
On Nov. 15, Cliff Hagan resigned from that position which he held for 13 years. Joe Burch currently is the acting AD.
Heading the six-person committee is Charles Wethington. Wethington is chancellor of the institution's community college system and also heads up university relations.
Also on the committee are: Dean of Home Economic, Peggy S. Meszaros; former high school basketball coach, S.T. Roach; UK student representative, Bruce Rector; alumnus of the university and a member of the K-Men's Association, William B. Sturgill; and the university's NCAA faculty representative Robert G. Lawson.
The committee will conduct a nationwide search for candidates and make recommendations to UK vice president for administration Edward A. Carter for his consideration. Carter will then iake recommendations to UK president r ,d Roselle who will make the final rex 5ffij :endation to the UK Board "ctt"'Trustees!  A .'-\\t o' V ;..:,'i' > >yi*
Carter :,aid that he expects the committee to
begin deliberating immediately and have its work completed in early spring.
"We want the committee to take whatever time is necessary to identify the best possible candidates for this important university post, said Carter."
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On Nov. 30, the Kentucky Kernel, the university's school newspaper, asked for the resignation of Eddie Sutton and his coaching staff.
Along with a full-length editorialasking for the UK coaching staffs resignationwas a cartoon. The drawing was that of a curly haired pig sitting in a mudhole.
That day Sutton said at his weekly press conference that "I'm very pleased to be here at Kentucky. I plan on coaching here a long time."
At the time, the UK coach had not seen the Kernel's editoral. When told of the paper's response, Sutton said: "That's a little unusual, I think."
In a statement released by acting UK athletics director Joseph Burch, it stated: "I have no comment on the editorial that was run in the student newspaper. It speaks for itself. It's the opinion of the editorial staff of the Kentucky Kernel."
The editorial said that if a resignation did take place then it would "restore integrity and honesty to its program."
The Kernel also went on to add that if Sutton did not resign that the university should buy out the remainder of his contract ($75,000).
"We're not making a statement about Eddie Sutton as a coach or Eddie Sutton as a person," said the paper's editor in chief Jay Blanton in a story with the Lexington Herald-Leader. "The talk is not about the game itself, but about the program and the investigation throughout the country. Regardless of guilt or innocence, it's important to make a fresh start."
According to Blanton, the paper's editorial steffthad'beemmarking on this editotriahfor weeks.