Keith Robinson, choice of New York coaches as the state's "Mr. Basketball," failed by a few points to meet the requirements of the NCAA's Proposition 48 that incoming freshman athletes score at least 700 on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests or 15 on the American College Test and will lose his freshman year of eligibility at Notre Dame, according to his mother.
Mary Robinson said her son, a 6-foot-9, 195-pound center from Buffalo's Grover Cleveland High School, still plans to enroll on a full athletic scholarship at Notre Dame this fall. Robinson graduated from high school with a B-plus average and took college aptitude tests three times. Georgetown was among the schools that recruited him . . .
According to a survey by the News and Observer of Raleigh, N.C., Atlantic Coast Conference officials say none of the league's basketball recruits and only a handful of football recruits are ineligible under Proposition 48. At Maryland, football coach Bobby Ross said two of his 25 recruits were ineligible for this coming year, but he said both had elected to enroll in school and sit out the year . . .
Louisiana State officials accepted blame for 15 of 26 alleged violations of NCAA rules involving football players, ranging from a player selling his free game tickets for $1,097 to an assistant coach treating two recruits to free hamburgers. The NCAA will determine what penalties to impose, if any, after meeting with LSU officials next month.
A separate investigation of the LSU basketball program has turned up alleged violations that will be detailed after an inquiry.