South Carolina's Morrison Hospitalized

Football Coach Joe Morrison of the University of South Carolina was in the hospital Friday for treatment of chest pains, but school officials said he was resting comfortably and should be back on the practice field next week.

Morrison, 47, was admitted late Thursday to Providence Hospital in Columbia, S.C.

"If everything keeps going OK, he ought to be back in the office by Monday," South Carolina sports information director Tom Price said. "Right now, it looks like that treatment was greatly successful."

Morrison, whose team is involved in spring drills, took the Gamecocks to a 10-2 season, the Gator Bowl and a final ranking of No. 11 last season. He was named coach of the year by the Walter Camp foundation.

Cornerback Gary Green of the Rams says he is innocent of a charge alleging that he fondled a 15-year-old girl at his home in San Antonio, Tex.

Green, 29, an eight-year veteran of the National Football League, was arrested at his home early Sunday after a complaint had been filed by a teen-age baby sitter who had spent the night, police said.

He was released from the Bexar County Jail after posting $15,000 bond on a charge of indecency with a child. If convicted, Green would face a prison term of up to 20 years.

"I'm innocent, of course," Green said. "It's a shame a person spends his life becoming a success . . . then becomes a victim of outlandish accusations."

The Rams issued a statement saying: "Coach (John) Robinson spoke with Gary earlier this week. We have every reason to believe Gary and we're 100% behind him."

Quarterback Bernie Kosar of the University of Miami, who has made himself eligible for next month's NFL draft, said he will entertain offers from the United States Football League, although his first choice is still the Cleveland Browns.

"I hope things work out with the (NFL) . . . but we will be talking to the USFL as well," Kosar told reporters.

Kosar's agent, Dr. John Geletakas, said he met with USFL Commissioner Harry Usher earlier this week and said he is "convinced the USFL is sincere trying to sign Bernie."

Larry Farmer, former UCLA basketball coach, is among nearly 50 applicants for the vacant basketball coaching job at Idaho State.

Farmer said he called Athletic Director Babe Caccia recently about the opening and Caccia suggested that Farmer send in a resume.

"We discussed my interest to get back into coaching," Farmer said. "He said if I were interested to send a resume, and that's all I've done. I can't say more than that.

The chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission said in Las Vegas Friday that a urine test conducted on David Bey after his fight with heavyweight champion Larry Holmes came up positive.

"Preliminarily, we had a trace of something," chairman Sig Rogich said of the urinalysis given fighters following each match. "It may be minimal in scope, but we are obligated to test it.

"It could be something very, very minor--ingredients found in something sold over the counter such as a cold medicine," Rogich said.

Bey, 28, lost to Holmes in the 10th round of their 15-round International Boxing Federation heavyweight title bout at the Riviera Hotel March 15.

Names in the News

USC basketball Coach Stan Morrison has been named District XV basketball coach of the year by the National Assn. of Basketball Coaches.

Boxer Bobby Chacon, former World Boxing Council featherweight champion, was arrested for drunken driving in Oroville, Calif.

Frank Arnold, former BYU coach, was named basketball coach at the University of Hawaii, succeeding Larry Little, who resigned at the end of the season.

Rick Pitino, an assistant coach with the New York Knicks for the last two seasons, was named head basketball coach at Providence College.

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