The Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors voted to reprimand Athletic Director Bob Brodhead and freeze his salary because he bugged his office to eavesdrop on the NCAA.
"The recommendations of the Athletic Council are, in my opinion, too severe," Brodhead said in a statement delivered after the meeting. He was not present.
Brodhead signed a statement filed in federal court saying he planted hidden microphones in his office to listen in on NCAA interviews with LSU players. He was fined $1,000 plus court costs and was ordered to do 200 hours of community service work. . . .
Tufts University pitcher Jeff Bloom saw his no-hit streak end after three games and one inning when he allowed a second-inning single to Bates College in Medford, Mass.
With one out in the second, Bates' Ron Garrison hit a clean single between first and second base on a 2-1 pitch from the left-handed sophomore.
"It was a relief when it happened," said Bloom, 19, who has a 3-1 record. "It was like . . . having a weight taken off your chest. It was a high pitch, and he got a solid hit.
"I knew it couldn't last forever, but it was fantastic. It was like living a dream."
In his previous three starts, Bloom, an economics major from New Jersey, pitched no-hitters against MIT, Boston University and Trinity College, striking out 39 batters.
Bloom gave up six hits and four runs, two earned, before leaving the game after six innings with Tufts leading, 5-4. Bates won the game, 6-5, in 11 innings.
Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds pitched the major leagues' only consecutive no-hitters, against the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Dodgers in 1938.
College baseball records are not so complete, and it is unknown whether Bloom's feat was a first.