Shane Schilling, a freshman guard on Minnesota's beleaguered basketball team, was suspended yesterday for three games by first-year coach Dan Monson.
In a one-paragraph statement released before a game against Morehead State, Monson said Schilling was suspended for a violation of team rules. He did not elaborate.
Monson became coach in July, inheriting a program that is under NCAA investigation for allegations of academic fraud. The allegations cost coach Clem Haskins his job, as well as those of Mark Dienhart, Minnesota's athletic director, and McKinley Boston, vice president for student development and athletics.
Schilling was averaging 4.5 points per game.
* HONORS: Catholic RB Andrew Notarfrancesco, who rushed for a league-leading 1,271 yards and 19 touchdowns this season, was named Old Dominion Athletic Conference football player of the year.
Coach Tom Clark, who guided the Cardinals to a 9-2 record and the conference championship, was named the conference's coach of the year.
* ADDED CONTRACT: Illinois football coach Ron Turner has agreed to a three-year contract extension. Turner's current five-year, $2 million contract runs through the 2001 season. The extension will carry him through the 2004 season and is subject to approval by the university's board of trustees. Turner is 10-23 in three seasons at Illinois.