BRIEFLY : BACKUS STEPS DOWN AS BRUINS COACH.
UCLA's Sharon Backus, whose 847 victories are the most of any collegiate softball coach, has decided to retire at the end of the current academic year, athletic director Peter Dalis said Monday.
At her request, Backus has been reassigned within the athletic department, effective immediately, and will not coach during the 1997 season.
Backus complied an 847-167-3 record in 21 years at UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
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UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX , making her the winningest college softball coach in history. She led the Bruins to nine national championships, and a postseason record of 118-32.
``I've had a great career at UCLA, but it's time for a change,'' Backus said. ``My primary reason for stepping down has to do with the illness and death of my mother in early October.
``That, plus the ongoing NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association probe of the softball program have created a level of stress that I feel is best to put behind me at this time.''
Sue Enquist, who has served as co-head coach for the past eight years, will become sole head coach.
The NCAA is currently reviewing UCLA's responses to the issues of its inquiry and it is anticipated that UCLA representatives will appear at the Committee of Infractions hearing, scheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Phoenix.
Northwestern coach Gary Barnett said he will not be coaching the Detroit Lions, or any other NFL NFL
National Football League
NFL (US) n abbr (= National Football League) → Fußball-Nationalliga team, next season. ``I am not a candidate for the Detroit Lions job nor any other professional football position,'' Barnett said in a one-sentence news release.
Fresh off Ohio State's victory in the Rose Bowl, Buckeyes offensive tackle Orlando Pace and defensive back Shawn Springs - the Big Ten's players of the year in 1996 - said they will enter the NFL draft.
Chris Canty, a two-time All-American cornerback will skip his senior season at Kansas State to enter the NFL draft, a school official said.
Northwestern running back Darnell Autry, who helped raise the Wildcats from college football's basement to national prominence, announced that he is turning pro.
Doug Williams, the MVP (Multimedia Video Processor) A high-speed DSP chip from Texas Instruments, introduced in 1994. Officially introduced as the TMS320C80, it combines RISC technology with the functionality of four DSPs on one chip. of the 1988 Super Bowl, accepted the head-coaching job at predominantly African-American Morehouse College in Atlanta.
USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. forward Rodrick Rhodes is doubtful for Thursday's game against California after suffering a sprained knee last weekend against Washington State. Rhodes was scheduled to undergo an MRI 1. (application) MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
2. MRI - Measurement Requirements and Interface. on Monday, but a power failure at USC University Hospital delayed the test until today. He is considered questionable for Saturday's game against Stanford.
Orlando guard Anfernee Hardaway, sidelined for 23 of the Magic's 28 games because of leg injuries, expects to return to the lineup tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers.
ETC ETC - ExTendible Compiler. Fortran-like, macro extendible. "ETC - An Extendible Macro-Based Compiler", B.N. Dickman, Proc SJCC 38 (1971). .
Boston Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox are a member and currently champions of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball’s American League. From to the present, the Red Sox have played in Fenway Park. pitcher Tim Wakefield was resting at his Melbourne, Fla., home Monday after being hit by a car while jogging. Wakefield said he suffered no broken bones. . . .