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Image 2 of The Cats' Pause, April 1, 1989

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MEMBER represented by THE MAXWELL ASSOCIATES, INC. 908 South Hull Street. Montgomery. AL 36104 (205) 834-8802 / FAX (205) 263-0407 PUBLICATION NO. USPS 707340 Published By WILDCAT NEWS COMPANY P.O.Box 7297 Lexington, Kentucky 40522 Second Class Postage paid at Lexington, Kentucky 40511 and additional mailing offices Editor and Publisher OSCAR L. 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BOX 7297, LEXINGTON, KY. 40522 UK takes first step toward finding new basketball coach as Roselle announces screening committee TCP staff report Three days after head basketball coach Eddie Sutton resigned under pressure, University of Kentucky president David Roselle took the first step toward filling the vacant position when he announced an eight-member committee had been formed to screen prospective candidates. The committee, headed by Lexington businessman William Sturgill, will provide athletics director CM. Newton with recommendations on a new coach, Roselle said March 22. Newton will make the final recommendation to the UK athletics board, which Roselle chairs. Other members of the screening commit- tee are: ?Charles Wethington Jr., chancellor of the UK Community College system and a member of the UK Athletics Association board of directors. ? New athletics director CM. Newton discusses his role in finding the next UK basketball coach —pages 72-73 ?Robert Lawson. UK law professor and faculty representative to the NCAA and SEC. ?Peggy Meszaros. dean of the UK College of Home Economics and a member of the athletics association board of directors. ?Terry Mobley, associate vice president for alumni and development and former Wildcat basketball player. ?Dick Parsons, director of planned giving for UK's development office and a former Wildcat basketball and baseball player and basketball assistant coach. ?Bobby Watson of Owensboro, a former UK trustee, two-time state tournament-winning coach at Owensboro Senior and Wildcat basketball player. ?ST. Roach of Lexington, a member of the athletics board of directors and retired basketball coach of the old Dunbar High School in Lexington. Roselle said he would charge the committee to "find the best basketball coach possible" for the university as quickly as possible. William Sturgill Charles Wethington Jr. Robert Lawson Peggy Meszaros Terry Mobley Dick Parsons Bobby Watson S.I Roach Dykes third UK basketball coach to resign by TCP columnist Larry Vaught All the controversy around the University of Kentucky basketball program the last year only strengthened Jimmy Dykes' desire to be a Division I head coach. "When you go through tough times you find out what something means," said Dykes, who turned in his resignation as a UK assistant coach Friday, March 24. "If coaching wasn't important, this would be the time to step out. "Now, though, I know this is what I want to do. I've learned a lot of things guys my age have not had the opportunity to find out. There are easier ways to find out if you love coaching than what we went through but I know coaching is what I want to do." The 27-year-old Dykes joined Eddie Sutton's staff at UK two seasons ago. He also played for Sutton, who resigned last Sunday under pressure, at Arkansas. Dykes said he is confident he'll have a chance to coach again and that his image has not been tarnished by the NCAA probe at Kentucky. He said he was not mentioned in any of the 18 allegations of wrongdoing and was never even interviewed by NCAA officials. "I've been in contact with several schools," said Dykes, who plans to make more inquiries Jimmy Dykes at the Final Four in Seattle, Wash., this week. "I have a peacefulness and calmness about me now because I believe there is a plan for me. "I have to do what is in the best interests of Jimmy Dykes. I'm still confident I can reach my goal of being a Division 1 head coach. I'm not viewing this as a setback. I'm looking at it as a valuable lesson. "I've learned a lot about myself here. I've learned how to handle adversity and not having 20-win seasons. I've learn to deal with adversity off the court. I've grown tremen-(Continued on page 18) Chronic neck injuries end Vic Adams' career From UK sports info and TCP reports University of Kentucky defensive guard Vic Adams will forego the 1989 football season because of chronic neck problems, head coach Jerry Claiborne announced. Adams, a 6-foot-l, 280-pound senior-to-be from Middlesboro, decided to pass up his last season of eligibility after being diagnosed with a nerve impairment (brachial plexus stretch syndrome) of the neck. This condition increased the risk of permanent injury, prompting Adams to end his football career. "Shocked" was how assistant coach Bill Glaser felt after learning the news. However, he knew Adams had been suffering from what is commonly referred to as "burners." "After the Tennessee game last year I told my wife that I didn't know if Vic would be back," said Glaser "He was having trouble turning his head. "It's better to find out about it now." Known as one of team's true leaders, Adams finished the 1988 campaign, his third consecutive year as a starter at right defensive (Continued on page 18)

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