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Of the 21 players signed last Wednesday by Jerry Claiborne and his staff 12 hail from the Bluegrass State. And UK will apparently take its time in signing No. 22.
Claiborne more than satisfied with lastest recruiting campaigninks 21
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UK football coach Jerry Claiborne was more than satisfied with his latest recruiting class, his eighth with the Wildcats. The UK coach announced last Wednesday that he and his staff signed 21 players, including 12 from the Bluegrass State.
"We're very pleased with the players we've been able to sign," Claiborne was quoted in a story by the Lexington Herald-Leader. "We feel like we've signed some wide receivers that are good college prospects. We've gotten some linebackers who could also play tight ends or fullbacks.
"We've got some linemen that we feel like can play on both sides of the ball. These are the types of people we've signed. Most can play more than one or two places."
Kentucky had 22 scholarships to offer. The NCAA earlier trimmed the previous 30 to 25 and three Wildcat walkons also were awarded scholarships. As of last Friday, UK's list of signees was holding at 21.
Catch No. 22 was supposed to be a defensive end from Florida, but that didn't pan out. Chris Graham, from Ft. Walton Beach, had verbally committed to Kentucky. He changed his mind and signed with Memphis State, however.
Still, the 'Cats had what many consider a near-banner season.
"Skill peoplerunning backs, receivers, linebackersI think we had a pretty good class there," indicated assistant Chip Garber in an interview with The Cats' Pause. "We didn't sign a bunch of offensive or defensive linemen because we got a pretty good group last year. Last year's group, we thought it was a decent group but, yet, they've turned out to be even better than what we hoped for.
"You really don't know until they get on your campus and see how they're going to fit into your program. I think four or five years down the road you should go back and rate how the classes have donehow much they have contributed and how many are still around. A lot of schools, whom I won't mention but are south of the Kentucky boarder,
don't have a very good track record of keeping kids in school; they'll lose a lot of people. So I think the strength of your class is if you've got a lot of kids who stay w ith your program and don't either flunk out or aren't run off."
?Please turn to page 25 for a thumbnail sketch on all 21 Wildcat signees.
Thirteen of Kentucky's signees hail from the Bluegrass. In fact, four can be found at Louisville Male High SchoolEric Carter (5-11, 190-pound tailback), Salim Shahid (6-3, 177, wide receiver), Terry Samuels (6-3, 220, tight end) and Sean Smith (6-foot, 225, linebacker).
Carter is a first-team all-state selection while Shahid, Samuels and Smith were second-team picks.
Other first-teamers from Kentucky include: defensive back Bill Campbell (5-11, 170, Lexington Tates Creek), defensive guard Jon Collins (5-11, 255, Madisonville North Hopkins), defensive tackle Jason Dombroski (6-4, 255, Louisville Trinity), center Wesley Jackson (6-3, 245, Louisville Manuel), wide receiver Kurt Johnson (5-7, 150 Paducah Tilghman), linebacker Marty Moore (6-1, 225, Fort Thomas Highlands) and offensive lineman Barry Rich (6-2, 240, Monroe County).
Outside the Kentucky boarders, UK recruiters landed senior prepsters from Florida, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Included among the out-of-state signees is David Parks, a 6-3, 250-pound defensive guard. Parks made Georgia's "Top 35", according to the Atlanta Journal Consititution.
On the junior college scene, Claiborne and his staff signed three players, two of which are tight ends. From the '88 team the Wildcats lose TEs Charlie Darrington and Martin Pennington while juniors Mike Meece and Steve Phillips return. With the signing of Bobby Henderson and Rodney Jackson, both from Tyler Junior College in Texas, the Wildcat tight end position looks to be in good hands.
One area where the squad didn't bring in additional  support was at quarterback.
Earlier, the state's No. 1 signal culler. Jell Brohm. chose Howard Schncllcnbergcr's program at Louisville.
"We're pretty satisfied with what we've got," said Garber about the situation. "Of course, we signed Brad Smith and Ryan Hockman last year. Both of those kids, in fact, are some of the ones that we felt like were better players than what we thought was coming out of high school. I think we've got some pretty good young ones coming up.
"Of course next year that will be a priority on our list, to get a quarterback or maybe even two."
There's one scholarship left. And it's a vacancy where time is not a problem. . .the main concern is who'll be No. 22. "It's just a wait-and-see thing," said Garber, "if we can find another good football player. "We just don't want to fill it to fill it."
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FOOTBALL NOTES: Spring practice begins March 22 and will end with the Bank One Blue-White game. This will be the second year Bank One has sponsered the event. Kickoff for the Blue-White game has been set for 6 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. . .UK assistant Chip Garber strongly pointed out that the cutback from 30 to 25 scholarships helped the Wildcat program. "Again, you're talking about another three or four hundred kids a year that signed Division I-A scholarships last year and in previous years that weren't able to sign 'em this year. That means the caliber of players that might have been going to some of the bigger named schools now are being picked up by some of the other schools. It definitely helps Kentucky.". . .Asked if the recruiting grind is ever too monotonous to handle, Garber said: "It's still exciting. If it's not you better get out because that's such a big part of the program. I think everybody still has the excitement and energy to go out and get the best players that you can. Of course, it's always a little easier when you go to a bowl game, have winning seasons and win championships." OSCAR L. COMBS
You won't have to stomach negative news much longer
?Kentucky's two performances last week were nothing to boast about, but I choose to take the high road in this column and point toward the future and not look back.
Crazy, you say?
Well, not exactly. Haven't you heard enough of all the negatives aspects of Kentucky basketball the past year? Haven't you been bombarded with how bad a situation it is on the UK campus in Lexington?
Sure, you have. And you've read a pretty good portion right here in the pages of 7CP. It wasn't something we've enjoyed, believe you me. But it was a part of the reponsibility we had, and have, to subscribers who purchase an annual subscription to find out what is going on in Kentucky.
During the entire mess, we've tried to keep you up to date with the latest truthful information while giving you an insight ue felt was host for the future of
the program.
Along the way, we've ruffled a few feathers, to say the least. But as the old parental saying goes: We did what was best for you at the time.
I'm prompted to say this because a loyal subscriber of TCP dropped in the offices last week to renew his subscription and he immediatelty tore into me for being so negative and washing so much dirty linen in this publication the past several months.
Once I had him calmed down, I posed a hypothetical situation to him, one which would have had us stonewalling the situation the past 12 months, arguing that all the NCAA charges were unfounded, that nothing was going to happen and that Santa Claus would arrrive in time for Eric Manuel, Rex Chapman and Shawn Kemp to play in the SEC tournament next month.
And then to the horror of all, suddenly everyone would awaken to the cold, cruel world of reality and discover what we had been telling you for the past year.
Then. I added, what if you call me on the phone and say: "Oscar, how could all of this have been going on all this time and no one knew anything about it? How come you didn't know anything about this and you're suppose to know the inside scoop? How come you didn't keep us inform and warn us all these bad things were happening?"
1 would have told my friend: "Gosh, I would have told you, but you would have gotten mad at me, thought me to be a terribly turncoat and you probably wouldn't have wanted to read all that bad stuff anyway, would you?"
You know what, the guy sorta stood there, stunned and almost speechless. The situation hadn't been put that way before.
"Well, I guess I just want to think that we wouldn't be doing the things those things. You know, we don't have to do those things to win."
I couldn't agree more my friend.
A final note to Big Blue fans: You
won't have to put up with the negative stories much longer. And that's the good news. No, let's make that great news.
Oh, there will be a few more losses this season. That optimistic viewpoint of mine predicting a Southeastern Conference regular-season title has faded in the sunset, but better days are definitely ahead.
I prefer to keep an eye on the future and allow the past to serve as a reminder what can happen when you do things the wrong way.
I get sick and tired of hearing: But everyone else is doing it that way. Fact is, that theory might very well be true. When a school knows its opponents are cheating it should turn them in quicker than a wink. But two wrongs do not a right make.
Let's run the ship straight and full-steam-ahead, and that's what Kentucky is in the process of doing. And when UK does return to the winning form, it can do so with dignity and push forward proudly, knowing it did not cut corners to achieve a victory.
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?WITHIN THE NEXT 30 days, we'll have a pretty good indication of what to expect in the future. Although the NCAA won't levy its final decision before late April. I've got a very sneaky suspicion we'll know the path UK president David Roselie is taking long before that time frame.
lirst of all, new athletics director CM. Newton comes on board April 1 and he told local reporters in no uncertain terms that he fully expects coach Eddie Sutton's status to be solidified, one way or another, before he comes aboard.
During a question-and-answer session with reporters after his appointment last month, Newton said any changes in the department concerning personnel would be resolved, by Roselie and acting athletics director Joe Burch, before he arrives.
What Newton was saying, in so many words, is that he had been given assurances that he would arrive on the Lexington campus with a clean slate to work and not needing a field-clearing ax. By those comments, we're led to believe that anyone who might not be around next fall probably won't be around come April 1.
The future of Sutton and his staff continue to dominate talk about the University of Kentucky wherever you go.
At a sporting goods show in Atlanta last week, where all the big shoe companies convert to market their wares to the nation's retail businesses, the gossip had it that it's a "done deal," that the top replacement candidates are Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and New York Knicks coach Rick Pitino.
But the gossip doesn't stop there. The really "big" news in Atlanta was the line bouncing back and forth from the big-time shoe companies.
Remember when coach Sutton switched UK from the Converse family to the Nike family upon his arrival in Lexington four years ago? Well, if the rumors in Atlanta have any validity, Kentucky will begin a new approach in packaging its athletic teams' footwear.
Those in the profession say they're hearing rumors that Newton wants to bring the big bucks into the athletic department's coffers and outside the coaches' control.
Under such a plan, a coach would probably be allowed more salary for losing the lucrative side-deal, but the outfiting of UK's teams would be under the direction of the athletics director, not the coaches.
In the past, some people in the shoe industry have suggested that schools are missing out on big bucks by not putting their athletic footwear out on competitive bidding. One company fits all the university's teams. A rep of one company (neither Converse nor Nike. I might add) said a couple years ago Kentucky could expect as much as S200.000 a year plus free shoes for all its athletes if such a bidding process was undertaken.
Whether or not this particular subject has been on Newton's mind isn't known. I'm sure he's more interested in keeping Vandy on track to a postseason tournament than worrying about shoe contracts for Kentucky.
And it could be that those shoe companies' reps are just trying to speculate on the future and jockey for position. Ironically, several believe that Nike will be out and Converse in if UK should have a new coach. That theory has it that Newton (who just happens to be part of the Converse family) will use his influence one way or the other, just as Sutton did.
It's doubtful Newton will try to pull any deals for an old friend. You can expect him to cut the best possible deal for UK, not a shoe company.
And according to several sources in Atlanta, there will be other companies trying to get in on the action, like Reebok, Adidas, Pony, Avia and LA Gear, to name a few.
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what the worst-possible scenario would be for UK next season: two or more years sanctions prohibiting UK from postseason play and no live television, a limit on scholarships, no off-campus recruiting, a cutback for on-campus visits and the absence of two or more returning players.
Those matters will be settled later by the NCAA, but one has to believe UK is in position to be given the least possible penalties because the university has been so cooperative.
This leads me to believe UK might receive as little as a one-year ban on postseason play, and to me the ban of postseason play is by far the most critical one. All the others can have an effect on
a program, but none can totally paralyze a school as a ban on tournament play for two or more years.
Based on the charges and if UK should be determined as being guilty, it would surprise me to see a more severe penalty. There are four, and only four, major charges in my opinion.
They are the Chris Mills situation, the Eric Manuel test score, the Sean Higgins allegation and the alleged lying to the NCAA by two Wildcats.
From all indications, the Higgins allegation stands a very good chance of being tossed out the window when lawyers of UK and the NCAA work on their compromise early next month.
The Manuel testing situation appears to be one UK will not challenge. However, if UK is not determined to be directly involved, it would not be a major violation against the university, just the student-athlete, although I have problems believing any student can cheat all by himself on a test of that magnitude.
Sources indicate the university's response to the Mills affair is that UK cannot confirm nor deny those allegations from the investigation it has conducted. This seems to lead one to believe UK could be held accountable.
The case of lying and/or giving misleading information to NCAA officials could be far more serious than what first meets the eye. It goes without saying that such actions could be construed as being part of a cover-up.
I'm told by a member of the UK Board of Trustees that this particular item was emphasized very heavily at the session president Roselie held with that board and the UK Athletics Board a couple weeks ago.
The feet that one of the two involved in the allegation was the coach's son does not set well for him as well as for coach Sutton's future.
Whether or not coach Sutton or his son, or Manuel or Mills will be back next season is all speculation. Being completely honest, I seriously doubt all will return.
With that in mind, UK could have a very thin squad, one which would have to give a lotta heart just to be competitive, and it still might not even win 10 games.
Those, I believe, you can count on returning next season would be Reggie Hanson, Derrick Miller, Johnathan Davis, Deron Feldhaus, Richie Farmer, John Pelphrey. Sean Woods and prep signee Jeff Brassow. If you've noticed the absence of LeRon Ellis, there is a reason.
There has been much speculation about Ellis not returning, and for good reason. He's not been the happiest person in the world the past couple seasons. He's cut from a different piece of cloth, much like Chapman was. He speaks his own mind and sometimes that doesn't fit with some situations.
He's curled more than a single hair, like the time while being interviewed by a (Continued on page 24) y/v/>rueu
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IU .1		1-2	Booker FT, FT
18:31		1-3	Reid FTA. FT
16:52		1-6	Booker 21 ft.
U, .	Ellis 14 fl.	3-6	
li. .'.		3-8	Reid dunk
15:49		3-10	Goheen l.ryup
1  .'	Sutton 18 ft.	5-10	
14:02		5-13	Goheen 22 ft.
: 1 14	Ellis follow layup	7-13	
12:09		7-15	Booker 17 ft.
11:47		7-17	Wilcox layup
10:42		7-19	Kornct lip dunk
10:26	Mills FT, FT	9-19	
9:46		9-22	Mayes 20 ft.
8:4e	Mills 17 ft.	11-22	
 n	Feldhaus 15 ft.	13-22	
7:04		13-25	Wilcox 20 ft.
6:02	Miller FTA, FT	14-25	
4 it		14-27	Grant dunk
1 41	Hanson follow, FT	17-27	
2:42		17-10	Booker 20 ft.
2:17		17-32	Goheen dunk
; 1:38		17-35	Goheen 22 ft.
1:01		17-3 fa	Grant FT, FTA
0:49	Hanson FTA, FT	18-36	
11 '.'		18-39	Goheen 23 ft.
HALF		18-39	
19:09		18-41	Goheen FT, FT
18:48		18-13	Komet layup
18:20	Mills follow layup	20-43	
17:53		20-45	Booker dunk
17:26		20-47	Komet layup
16:48		20-50	Goheen 21 ft.
15:59		20-52	Wilcox follow layup
15:40	Hanson 8 ft.	22-52	
14 51		22-53	Kornet FT, FTA
14:37	Ellis alley-oop dunk	24-53	
14:24		24-55	Kornet dunk
13:05		24-57	Kornel 10 ft. hook
12:25	Mills finger roll	26-57	
12:11		26-59	Komet layup
11:57	Hanson layup	28-59	
10:46	Feldhaus follow	30-59	
10:15		30-62	Wilcox 22 ft.
9:05	Ellis layup	32-62	
8:44		32-64	Komet FT, FT
7:58	Ellis FT, FT	34-64	
6:24		34-67	Booker 21 ft.
6:02	Sutton 20 ft.	37-67	
5:48		37-69	Goheen layup
5:26		37-72	Reid layup, FT
4:48	Sutton 21 ft.	40-72	
4:25	Sutton 18 ft.	42-72	
3:58		42-74	Goheen FT, FT
3:40	Sutton 21 ft.	45-74	
3:08		45-75	Wilcox FTA, FT
2:57	Sutton FTA, FT	46-75	
2:47		46-77	Kornel dunk
2:28		46-78	Kornet FTA, FT
2:14		46-79	Goheen FT, FTA
2:03	Pelphrey FTA, FT	47-79	
0:58	Feldhaus follow	49-79	
0:32		19-81	Milholland FT, FT
0:13	Hanson dunk	51-81	
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'Dores slam on Cats
(Clockwise from top left): Vanderbilt center Frank Kornet, a Lexington native, stuffs this one with feeling to give the Commodores a commanding 55-24 ead with 14:24 remaining. Kornet scored scored 17 points and grabbed seven boards.
The Commodore mascot was all smiles during Vandy's 81-51 win, the largest margin of victory over a Kentucky club in school history.
UK guard Derrick Miller, who was held to a single point on 0-8 shooting from the field after er-rupting for 27 against the 'Dores in Lexington, keeps a loose ball in play.
Vandy forward Eric Reid gets a bucket on this high-percentage
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81-51 UK loss to Vandy was bad. ..but it's been worse
Central routed 'Cats 87-17 79 years ago
Joe Dean Jr., former University of Kentucky assistant basketball coach who now is head coach at Birmingham Southern, asked a trivia" question'Who is Central?' while assisting UK's own Tom Hammond (BS, Ag., '67),
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son of the late Wildcat backfield letterman Claude Hammond, during the regional telecast of the UK-Vanderbilt (51-81) debacle last week in Nashville.
The question was pertinent because the Commodores were leading by more than 30 points at the time and in position to hand the Wildcats their worst defeat in modern history.
For the record. City College of New York (CCNY) defeated UK 89-50 in the 1950 National Invitational Tournament in Madison Square Garden, worst modern-day loss by a UK team.
There was much to be suspicioned about that game. The Wildcats w'cre 25-4 and taking lightly a CCNY team that was 17-5.
"We weren't the least bit concerned." Wildcat All-American center Bill Spivey said years later. "We waltzed right onto the floor thinking all we had to do was show up. By halftime, we were 25 points down. We cut it to 12. but they got hot again and beat us."
Three UK players from that teamDale Barnstable, Walt Hirsch and Jim Lineand some players from CCNY later were implicated in the points-shaving scandal of that era.
The Wildcats' second worst loss of modern times was a 76-41 walloping by LSU two years ago in Rupp Arena. Former Wildcat coach Joe B. Hall had the misfortune of making his debut as a TV color commentator for that game.
However, the grandaddy of all UK losses was an 87-17 shellacking by Central (Centre?) 79 years ago at Danville.
To clear up the confusion and to answer coach Dean's question, we'll look into a brief history of Central. The university, with a divinity school attached, was started in 1893 at Richmond by Southern Presbyterians after many Kentucky Presbyterians defected from the PCUSA and envisioned a university that would compare favorably with the Danville Seminary and Centre College, which were started during the 1890s by Louisville Presbyterians.
In 1893, the College of Theology was moved to Louisville, and Louisville Presbyterian Seminary began with 31 students and a faculty of six. The Louisville seminary and the Danville seminary were merged in 1901, as were Central University and Centre College, with the combined schools taking the name of The Central University of Kentucky.
The game of football started at Central in 1891, when Centre challenged Central to a game. The Central boys had a good baseball team, but knew nothing whatsoever about football. However, they were unwilling to let pass a challenge from their hated rivals from Danville.
Three Richmond men who had played football taught the Central boys a few fundamentals of the game. On game day, the Central boys traveled to Nicholasville, a neutral site selected by the teams, on the recently completed R.N.I. & B. Railroad and learned the rules while on the train. Col. H.D. McClintock