University of Florida President Robert Q. Marston has asked the school's faculty committee on intercollegiate athletics to look into reports of possible recruiting violations in the Gators' football program.
Marston said he made the request to UF law professor Mandell Glicksberg, chairman of the panel, after reading newspaper reports that an assistant coach offered inducements to a relative and a friend of a player who was being sought by the Gainesville school.
The Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel reported Friday that Pat Moons, a place-kicker for Fort Lauderdale's St. Thomas Aquinas High School who has since signed with the University of Michigan, said he has talked with a NCAA investigator four times about recruiting practices at Florida.
The NCAA, however, has not initiated an official investigation of Florida, officials said.
The Fort Lauderdale newspaper report came just three days after Florida Coach Charley Pell called for a "blue-ribbon committee" inspection of his program. The coach's call came in the wake of reports that nearly 20 percent of the violations that landed a stiff penalty for Clemson University occurred while Pell was coaching the Tigers.
The NCAA has told Marston that only one of those violations directly involved Pell . . .
Sugar Bowl-bound Penn State was named winner of the Lambert Trophy, symbolic of major college football supremacy in the northeast. The Nittany Lions, who beat Pittsburgh, 19-10, Friday, were a unanimous choice of a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters for its 16th Lambert award.
The University of Delaware won the Lambert Cup as the outstanding NCAA Division 1-AA team after it beat Connecticut, 13-7, Friday.