George Washington's athletic director, Steve Bilsky, yesterday declared "case closed" on a scuffle earlier this month between basketball Coach Gerry Gimelstob and the school's director of sports marketing, Manny Rosenberg, after an argument about the team's complimentary-ticket list.
Bilsky said the incident, which occurred Jan. 14 in Gimelstob's office, began over a gate list for tickets to a game at Temple. Not enough tickets were available, and Rosenberg's name was among those crossed off the list, according to Bilsky.
According to the school's student newspaper, the Hatchet, Gimelstob had his hands around Rosenberg's neck and drew blood. Gimelstob has since said that when he raised his arm to keep Rosenberg from jabbing him with his finger, his hand "ended up" on Rosenberg's neck. Gimelstob also said there was no blood. Rosenberg could not be reached for comment yesterday. He filed a memo about the incident with Bilsky, according to the Hatchet. Bilsky said that he has spoken with both men, but declined to say whether he reprimanded either . . .
Temple basketball Coach John Chaney was reprimanded by Atlantic 10 Commissioner Charles Theokas for remarks he made about the conference's officials following the Owls' loss to West Virginia Saturday.
Chaney said after the West Virginia game that the Atlantic 10's officiating was "inconsistent and pathetic" and that veteran referee Ron Foxcroft "would have done a great job in the days of slavery. He has a real vendetta against (Temple forward) Granger Hall and Temple." Theokas, who met with Chaney on Tuesday, said he was "satisfied" that the coach regrets his comments. Theokas has the power to suspend a coach, but said he considered the reprimand to have "enough teeth in it" to deal with the coach's comments . . .
The NCAA is investigating Alabama State University's football program amid allegations that as many as 20 ineligible players were used last season, the Montgomery Advertiser reported. The newspaper, quoting four members from last year's team, said that in some cases Alabama State used the names of eligible players for those who were ineligible.