Clemson President Bill Atchley has imposed unspecified penalties on football Coach Danny Ford and one assistant and says another assistant will be fired for violating NCAA recruiting procedures.
Atchley declined to identify the assistants.
The NCAA placed Clemson on two years probation, limited its scholarships and barred it from live television and bowl appearances for two years.
Most of the violations involved coaches who have left Clemson, and Ford is expected to remain coach, Atchley said.
The violations linked to Ford involved $500 paid to a local dentist for work on a former student athlete who graduated without paying the bill, a job offer to the mother of a prospective recruit and an extra recruiting visit over the allowable limit of three, Atchley said.
Some professors have openly accused Atchley of injuring the university's academic credibility by not acting more decisively during the NCAA probe. They asked him to fire those involved in the violations . . .
In Greensboro, Ga., Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, ticketed by police for driving 17 mph over the 55-mph speed limit, paid his $35 fine and left town. But when news of his encounter with the law spread through the central Georgia town, five residents offered to pay the fine. However, the offer was withdrawn when they were told such a gift could endanger the Georgia running back's amateur status . . .
Incoming Alabama football Coach Ray Perkins is retaining four of Coach Bear Bryant's assistant coaches. The Montgomery Advertiser reported that Perkins told six of the assistants they would be dismissed.
Perkins, who replaces Bryant after the Dec. 29 Liberty Bowl, said Ken Donahue would continue to serve as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach. Other assistant coaches retained by Perkins are Sylvester Croom, Louis Campbell, Steve Hale and Bruce Arians.
The Advertiser said those fired were offensive coordinator Mal Moore, offensive line coach Dee Powell, receiver coach Bobby Marks, defensive back coach Murray Legg, defensive line coach Bryant (Tex) Pool and recruiting coordinator Paul Davis . . .
Thomas D. Reed, football coach at Miami of Ohio, was hired as coach at North Carolina State University. He succeeds Monte Kiffin, who was forced to resign Dec. 1 after three lackluster years. Reed, 37, directed Miami to a 34-19-2 record during five years.