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NCAA ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

FEBRUARY 27 AND 28; MARCH 13 AND 14; APRIL 17 AND 18;

JUNE 9; SEPTEMBER 27 AND 28; AND OCTOBER 4, 1978

Serial No. 95–159

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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WASHINGTON : 1978

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia, Chairman JOHN E. MOSS, California

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania

JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas JOHN M. MURPHY, New York

JAMES M. COLLINS, Texas DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia LOUIS FREY, JR., Florida BOB ECKHARDT, Texas

NORMAN F. LENT, New York RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina EDWARD R. MADIGAN, Illinois CHARLES J. CARNEY, Ohio

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California RALPH H. METCALFE, Illinois

MATTHEW J. RINALDO, New Jersey JAMES H. SCHEUER, New York

W. HENSON MOORE, Louisiana
RICHARD L. OTTINGER, New York DAVE STOCKMAN, Michigan
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

MARC L. MARKS, Pennsylvania
ROBERT (BOB) KRUEGER, Texas
TIMOTHY E. WIRTH, Colorado
PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana
JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey
ANTHONY TOBY MOFFETT, Connecticut
JIM SANTINI, Nevada
ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey
MARTY RUSSO, Illinois
EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts
THOMAS A. LUKEN, Ohio
DOUG WALGREN, Pennsylvania
BOB GAMMAGE, Texas
ALBERT GORE, JR., Tennessee
BARBARA A. MIKULSKI, Maryland

W. E. WILLIAMSON, Chief Clerk and Staf Director
KENNETH J. PAINTER, First Assistant Clerk

ELEANOR A. DINKINS, A88i8tant Clerk
WILLIAM L. BURNS, Printing Editor

Profesional Staf
MARK J. RAABE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS

JOHN E. MOSS, California, Chairman JIM SANTINI, Nevada

JAMES M. COLLINS, Texas THOMAS A. LUKEN, Ohio

NORMAN F. LENT, New York DOUG WALGREN, Pennsylvania

MATTHEW J. RINALDO, New Jersey ALBERT GORE, JR., Tennessee

DAVE STOCKMAN, Michigan CHARLES J. CARNEY, Ohio

MARC L. MARKS, Pennsylvania HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio (Ex officio) PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana ANTHONY TOBY MOFFETT, Connecticut ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey ROBERT (BOB) KRUEGER, Texas

HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virgiuia
(Ex officio)
JOHN MCELROY ATKINSON, Counsel to the Subcommittee

PATRICK MCLAIN, Counsel
BERNARD J. WUNDER, Jr., Minority Counsel

CONTENTS

PART 1

Hearings held on

February 2, 1978.
February 28, 1978.
March 13, 1978.
March 14, 1978.
April 17, 1978.
April 18, 1978.
June 9, 1978.

Page

1 115 243 471 539 605 699

PART 2 September 27, 1978.

873 September 28, 1978.

1057 October 4, 1978.

1439 Testimony of —

Anderson, Hon. Wendell, a U.S. Senator from the State of Minnesota -- 244 Armstrong, Murray, former hockey coach, University of Denver... 606 Baepler, Donald H., Ph. D., chancellor, University of Nevada System. 807 Berst, S. David, director of enforcement, National Collegiate Athletic Association.

1374, 1400, 1404 Brody, Burton F., professor of law, University of Denver..

606 Butler, Charles, Bowling Green University, and former Michigan State University assistant football coach -

195 Byers, Walter, executive director, National Collegiate Athletic Association.

990 Casey, Robert, counsel for Norman L. Sloan, basketball coach, North Carolina State University

1440 Clark, J. Brent, Special Assistant, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

3 Cross, Harry M., member, Committee on Infractions, National Collegiate Athletic Association.

1058 Edwards, Mike, student-athlete, Oklahoma State University

540 Fuzak, John A., Ph. D., former president, National Collegiate Athletic Association.

472 Giel, Paul, athletic director, University of Minnesota

248 Gillard, Larry, student athlete, Mississippi State University.

116 Hoefer, Dr. Jacob A., professor of animal husbandry and associate

director, Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, Michigan
State University, member, Michigan State University Select
Committee.

217 Holmes, Mickey, commissioner, Missouri Valley Conference

508 Hunt, William B., assistant executive director, Enforcement Program, National Collegiate Athletic Association.-

1374, 1400, 1404 Kegler, Dr. Stanley B., vice president, University of Minnesota ----248, 257 Larson, Reed, former student-athlete, University of Minnesota.

461 Leavitt, K. Michael, counsel, University of Nevada System -- -807, 820 McLain, Patrick, Counsel, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce..

1392 Magrath, Dr. C. Peter, president, University of Minnesota

248 Matthews, William L., Jr., member, Committee on Infractions, National Collegiate Athletic Association...

1058 Miskelly, Howard, Okolona, Mississippi.

116 Neinas, Charles M., commissioner, Big Eight Conference.

700

Testimony of—Continued

Pickle, Hon. J. J., a Representative in Congress from the State of Page Texas..

891 Pursell, Hon. Carl D., a Representative in Congress from the State of Michigan.--

885 Pyles, Dixon L., attorney, on behalf of Mississippi State University -- 116 Reynolds, Arthur R., former chairman, Committee on Infractions, National Collegiate Athletic Association.

1058 Saunders, Phillip, former student-athlete, University of Minnesota, presently basketball coach, Golden Valley Lutheran College.

248 Sawyer, John W., member, Committee on Infractions, National Collegiate Athletic Association.--

1058 Scarborough, Dr. Charles, association professor of natural science,

and assistant dean, Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State Univer-
sity, member, Michigan State University Select Committee..

217 Sherman, Edgar A., secretary-treasurer, National Collegiate Athletic Association..

892 Simon, Ronald L., attorney, Minneapolis, Minn.-.

461, 463 Sloan, Norman L., basketball coach, North Carolina State University - 1440 Stratten, Ronald, assistant director of enforcement, National Collegiate Athletic Association.---.

1403 Tarkanian, Jerry, head basketball coach, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

807, 818 Thompson, J. Neils, president, National Collegiate Athletic Association.

892 Thompson, Mychal, student-athlete, University of Minnesota..

248 Tyler, Bob, head football coach, Mississippi State University

116, 125 Tyree, Lana, attorney, Oklahoma City, Okla

540 Vento, Hon. Bruce, a Representative in Congress froin the State of Minnesota

245 Ward, Erwin C., attorney, formerly representing Mississippi State University in proceedings before the NCAA.

116, 119 Wharton, Clifton R., Jr., Ph.D., chancellor, State University of New York, and former president, Michigan State University

156 Williams, Dr. Frederick D., professor of history and adjunct professor

of military science, Michigan State University, member, Michigan
State University Select Committee.-

217 Winey, David, student-athlete, University of Minnesota

248 Wright, Charles Alan, present chairman, Committee on Infractions, National Collegiate Athletic Association.

1058, 1277 Additional material submitted for the record by

Big Eight Conference, rules and regulations governing athletics and

all participation of the Big Eight Conference August 1, 1977----- 718 Gillard, Larry, student athlete, Mississippi State University, affidavit dated March 20, 1978.

154 National Collegiate Athletic Association:

Appendix I-Letter dated November 22, 1978, from J. Neils

Thompson, president, and Edgar A. Sherman, secretarytreasurer, NCAA to Chairman Moss.

1453 Appendix II—Letter dated November 27, 1978, from Michael Scott, attorney, NCAA, to Chairman Moss

1480 Attachments to Mr. Reynolds prepared statement:

Biographies of Arthur R. Reynolds, John Wesley Sawyer,
Harry M. Cross, Charles Alan Wright, and William L.
Matthews, Jr.

1073 History of NCAA enforcement program.

1082 Enforcement case study-

1201 Press releases: University of Denver placed on NCAA probation..

1243 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, placed on NCAA

probation.---
University of Minnesota placed on NCAA probation.--

1250
Mississippi State University placed on NCAA proba-
tion...

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1246

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828

853

855

589 301 565

652

936

568

168 263

613

Additional material submitted for the record-Continued

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, placed on NCAA

probation..
Statement of John L. Toner, chairman, subcommittee on Eligi-

bility Appeals--Nevada System, University of:

Correspondence between Jerry Tarkanian, head basketball coach,

University of Nevada, Las Vegas and John A. Fuzak, president,

NCAA.
Letter dated April 17, 1978, from Clarence G. Ray, chairman,

University Senate to Jerry Tarkanian re involvement in aca-
demic procedure violation..
Memorandum dated January 16, 1978, from Donald H. Baepler,

president, UNLV, to Dr. Clarence Ray, chairman, and Mem-
bers of the University Senate re Special Senate NCAA Investi-

gative Committee report.
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Committee on Inter-
state and Foreign Commerce:

Affidavit of Neal S. Burgtorf dated November 5, 1977..
Affidavit of William B. Hunt, dated March 10, 1977.
Affidavit of William J. Musselman, dated October 10, 1977..
Article from the Cincinnati Enquirer entitled, "Top Prep For-

ward: 'Don't Want To Be Treated Like Meat'”.
Associated press wire story dated April 25, 1978, bylined Kansas

City, Mo., re press conference of President Thompson, NCAA.
Bill statement to Mike Edwards from International Tours, Inc.,

Stillwater, Okla...
Chronology of certain key dates NCAA enforcement case No. 492

(Michigan State University)---
Chronology of events relating to NCAA-Uriversity of Minnesota.
Chronology of key dates in the Denver case together with corre-

spondence mentioned in the chronology-,
Conversation between investigator David Berst, Rodney Parker

and an unidentified person named “Jim” taking place October

26, 1976..
Correspondence between Chairman Moss and Hon. Edward J.

Devitt, chief judge, U.S. District Court of Minnesota and
Hon. A. Paul Lommon, U.S. District Court of Minnesota re

potential vindictive provision in the NCAA's regulations-
Correspondence between Lana Tyree, attorney, and the NCAA

re interviewing Ron Stratton.-
Correspondence between the Big Ten and the NCAA-letters

dated March 8, 11; April 1, 3; and June 1, 1976.
Correspondence between Wayne Duke, Big Ten Conference, and

Walter Byers, NCAA dated December 10, 1973, and January 3,

1974, re October 4 telephone conversation with David Berst... Correspondence relative to the Denver case, beginning with a

telegram from Maurice Mitchell dated May 12, 1976 and ending

with a letter from Walter Byers dated September 14, 1976----
Decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, case No. 76-

1837, Colorado Seminary (University of Denver); Kenneth Brad
Carefoot, Mark Louis Falcone, Ernest John Glanville, David A.
Rovinson, appellants, vs. National Collegiate Athletic Association

and Harry E. Trorell, appellees.---
Excerpt from case No. 443, UNLV, pages 15 and 16-
Excerpt from Council minutes of October 11-13, 1976.
Form signed by Michael Thompson re basketball tickets issued

to him..--
Letter dated May 9, 1975, from Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., president

Michigan State University to Warren S. Brown, assistant ex-
ecutive director, NCAA re self-disclosure by MSU regarding

an infraction of NCAA regulation No. 3–1-()-6...
Letter dated May 20, 1975, from Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., presi-

dent, Michigan State University to Warren S. Brown, assistant
executive director, NCAA re allegations, and Mr. Brown's reply
of July 17, 1975.

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