In the aftermath of the Colorado recruiting scandal, football prospects visiting Rice University will have to sign forms promising to behave.
"Before they go out, we want to say, 'Here's where you can go; here's where you can't go.' If he's not willing to sign it, I'm not willing to have him on my campus," Coach Ken Hatfield said.
The recruiting scandal was one of many topics -- including the state of the BCS, coaches' salaries and new academic standards -- covered yesterday in a Knight Commission meeting about reform in college athletics.
The panel heard Hatfield and former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum defend the practice of having players act as hosts when high school prospects make visits.
* COLLEGES: Stanford will hire Nevada's Trent Johnson as the school's new men's basketball coach, a Pac-10 source told the Associated Press.
Johnson, a former assistant at Stanford under Mike Montgomery, met with school officials for about six hours on Sunday on campus. Johnson will be formally introduced within the next few days, said the source, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
* RUNNING: Royce Resoso, a 31-year-old from Herndon who collapsed at the finish line of Sunday's Capitol Hill Classic 10K, was moved out of intensive care at Washington Hospital Center and is expected to make a full recovery, his wife said.
The father of two young daughters had a core body temperature of 106 degrees when paramedics reached him, according to Dana Resoso. But tests revealed no damage, and he was coherent and communicating yesterday, his wife said. He is likely to be released from the hospital today.
Royce Resoso still hopes to run the Marine Corps Marathon in October, according to his wife.
* CLIMBING: The body of a Bulgarian climber was found on Mount Everest after he went missing four days ago, a spokesman for the Bulgarian expedition said.
Petar Atanasov told local radio that Russian climber Alexander Abramovich and two sherpas found the body of the 26-year-old Hristo Hristov at an altitude of 28,480 feet.
* CYCLING: Italy's Alessandro Petacchi set a postwar record of eight stage victories in one Giro d'Italia by winning the 15th leg in which Ukraine's Yaroslav Popovych kept the overall lead.
Petacchi beat the elite sprinters in the longest stage. He finished in 5 hours 59 minutes 52 seconds for the 151-mile ride from Parenzo, Croatia, to San Vendemiano in northeast Italy.
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