Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy in a multimillion-dollar bank-fraud and money-laundering scheme, the latest scandal to befall the former track star who once held the world record in the 100 meters.
Montgomery, 32, was charged last year along with 12 others in a conspiracy to deposit $5 million in stolen, altered or counterfeit checks over 3 years at several banks. Montgomery faces 37 to 46 months in prison at sentencing on Nov. 1.
Colleges* Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden has been hospitalized in Los Angeles for treatment of a possible recurrence of diverticulitis. His daughter, Nancy Muehlhausen, said the 96-year-old Hall of Fame coach is "doing fine.''
* South Alabama's John Pelphrey was hired as the basketball coach at Arkansas, a week after Creighton's Dana Altman took the job only to back out the following day.