North Carolina State basketball Coach Jim Valvano says he has no regrets about his one-time assignment as color man for NBC Sports last weekend during the Indiana-Illinois game.
"I felt doing the game Sunday helped me promote my school," he said yesterday. "I also had fun. What am I supposed to be, embarrassed for having fun?"
Valvano's Wolfpack had lost, 84-78, at Louisville the day before.
"What do people want me to do -- come back home, all mad about losing, knocking over lamps and drooping my head all day?" he asked.
"The way I see it, announcing the Indiana-Illinois game helped me recharge my battery" . . .
And Valvano said he's tired of the questions about how much time he actually spends coaching the Wolfpack.
"I've never said this before, but if anyone wants to come in here and check the amount of hours I put into coaching my team, let 'em come" . . .
Georgia's basketball program has been accused of 27 violations of NCAA rules, many of which concern the recruiting of leading scorer Cedric Henderson, according to the Atlanta Constitution. The newspaper cited documents filed with the Georgia Supreme Court.
The Constitution said the documents show the NCAA notified the school of an inquiry into its athletic department on Oct. 22, 1984. That inquiry included 34 allegations of rules violations -- five involving the football program and two related to the women's basketball program . . .
American University forward Michael Brady was named the Capital Collegiate Conference soccer player of the year for 1984. He set school records for goals (22) and points (48) as the Eagles went 13-4-3. AU's Pete Mehlert and George Washington's Tony Vecchione were named coaches of the year.
Other AU players on the all-conference team were goalkeeper Steve Giordano, defenders Paul Tarricone and Greg McConnell and midfielder Keith Trehy.
Howard had three representatives: midfielder Ronald Simmons and forwards Peter Prom and Philip Gyau. George Mason had defender Michael Reynolds and midfielder Fred Thompson; George Washington's lone representative was defenseman Joe Fimiani.