Ohio State Topping Michigan In CFB Attendance Swofford Pushing For Eight-Team Playoff Top FBS Coach Salaries Doubled Since '06 Arizona State To Add D-I Men's Ice Hockey Clemson Wants Student Input On Athletics Fees Wise Leaving WaPo To Join Whitlock Site Sources: NBC Fires Jamie Horowitz UNC-Charlotte Football Attendance Decreasing NASCAR Finale Up From Last Two Years "SportsCenter" App To Change Name In '15
THOMPSON ABANDONS QUEST FOR GAMBLING LICENSE
Published March 21, 1996
Georgetown men's basketball coach John Thompson will withdraw his application for a NV gaming license and will pull out of a deal to make him a 10% owner of slot machines at Las Vegas' McCarran Airport. Thompson said he did so on the request of Georgetown President Rev. Leo O'Donovan. Thompson: "It was never my intention in any way to create any grief for him" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 3/20). Tony Kornheiser lauds Thompson's decision: "Why forfeit any of his stature on something like this?" (WASH. POST, 3/21).