Wide receiver Mike Williams is enrolled at Southern California for summer school, but there's no word from the NCAA on whether he will be allowed to play college football next season.
Williams, who was kept out of the NFL draft by the courts, starts classes next week, school spokesman Tim Tessalone said yesterday.
But Tessalone said the university hasn't heard from the NCAA on Williams's status.
"It's ultimately the NCAA's decision," he said.
Williams said the classes were more important than football.
"I really would hate to go out there and just be gung-ho football and then the NCAA comes knocking two or three weeks later, and the next thing you know they bagged the whole deal," Williams said in a radio interview on KMPC.
The all-American sophomore left USC shortly after the spring semester began.
He hired an agent and followed Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett in declaring his eligibility for the NFL draft after a federal judge ruled that younger players could turn pro.
But that ruling was stayed, and the 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals in New York City decided May 24 that the NFL has the right to determine when players can enter the league.
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Five pitchers combined on the first no-hitter in Team USA history in a 9-0 victory over Canada in Durham, N.C. Vanderbilt's Ryan Mullins had 21/3 scoreless innings, striking out one and walking two, to pick up the win for Team USA.
* COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Scratch Bob Knight's name from the list of candidates for the Ohio State coaching job.
The Texas Tech coach released a statement last night saying he has been told his alma mater won't be considering him.
"Last night, a friend of mine from Columbus called me to say that the athletic director had decided not to discuss the vacancy with me," Knight said. "Therefore, there was no need for me to consider it."
* SOCCER: Colorado Rapids forward John Spencer was suspended for two games and fined $1,500 for confronting officials after last weekend's game against Dallas.
After the Rapids' 1-1 tie Saturday, Spencer approached the four officials and exhibited unprofessional behavior, the league said.
* PRO BASKETBALL: Adrienne Goodson had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and the San Antonio Silver Stars ended a franchise-record losing streak of eight games with a 70-57 victory over the visiting Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA. . . .
Anna DeForge scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury past the New York Liberty, 72-60, at America West Arena.
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