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July 28, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
NORTH CAROLINA fired football coach Butch Davis yesterday, saying the past year of turmoil amid an NCAA probe into improper benefits and academic misconduct was doing too much damage to the school's reputation. The school issued a statement announcing Davis' dismissal 9 days before the start of preseason practice. Chancellor Holden Thorp said the decision was not prompted by any changes in the ongoing NCAA investigation but said he "lost confidence in our ability to come through this without harming the way people think of this institution.
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November 16, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
FORMER North Carolina coach Butch Davis posted a video on YouTube defending himself from allegations following an NCAA investigation into the UNC football program, saying he is "absolutely committed to a clean program. " In the 9 1/2-minute clip, Davis says his philosophy has always been to succeed academically and on the field. "Those who have implied my ethics were different at the University of North Carolina couldn't be more wrong," Davis said. He said he didn't know about ex-assistant John Blake's close friendship with an NFL agent, a focus of the NCAA probe into improper benefits and academic misconduct.
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January 23, 1995 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from the Associated Press
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is in danger of losing another head-coaching prospect. Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Butch Davis says he already has assembled a prospective coaching staff for Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis and has begun talking contract with the University of Miami. Davis reportedly had second interviews with the Raiders and with University of Miami officials yesterday, and had scheduled further talks with Al Davis today. The Cowboys assistant is due to meet with Lurie here on Thursday.
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August 4, 1995 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
University of Miami football coach Butch Davis pleads guilty to arranging the clothes in his closet by color. When Hurricanes center K.C. Jones thinks of words to describe his new coach, he comes up with well-mannered and professional. It sounds as if Miami, a program in search of a little order and discipline, has found its man. Davis made it through Big East media day at Giants Stadium yesterday without raising his voice. When the former defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys talked of his new charges, he talked about "channeling their energies and enthusiasms in different directions.
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August 29, 1999 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If the Miami Hurricanes are going to get back among college football's elite, they should consider adopting the attitude of their starting tailback, James Jackson. With just one college start under his belt heading into today's Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium, the junior speedster has proclaimed he is going for 2,000 rushing yards this season. Folks are used to seeing some swagger in the 'Canes. Jackson has got it. And he's willing to explain the reasoning behind it. "You have to set the bar," Jackson said.
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August 23, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
A JUDGE HAS ordered former University of North Carolina football coach Butch Davis to hand over records of calls made on his personal cellphone related to his job duties. Superior Court Judge Howard E. Manning Jr. signed an order Wednesday for Davis to provide his phone bills, which had been requested as public records by media organizations including the Associated Press . Those requests had been rejected for more than a year by the university, which has faced NCAA sanctions related to violations involving the football team while Davis was coach.
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November 14, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Butch Davis will return to the college sidelines as coach at North Carolina, which is 1-9 and hasn't beaten a Division I-A team this season. He will replace the fired John Bunting, the school announced yesterday. The hiring had been widely expected the past week after Davis' name rose to the top of the list of candidates. Davis, 55, brings a reputation for orchestrating turnarounds - which is just what the struggling Tar Heels need. North Carolina ranks among the worst offenses and defenses in the country.
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January 21, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Butch Davis, a hot prospect for several head coaching jobs has been interviewed by the Los Angeles Raiders, according to published reports yesterday. Davis met Thursday with Raiders managing general partner Al Davis to discuss the L.A. job now held by Art Shell, sources told the Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In El Segundo, Calif., yesterday a Raiders spokesman who asked not to be identified said the team would not comment on the published reports.
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January 28, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The final visit for Pennsauken's Howard Clark made a lasting impression. Clark, an Inquirer first-team all-South Jersey linebacker, said yesterday that he had made an oral commitment to the University of Miami. Clark, a 6-foot-2, 218-pounder who can run a 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, made his decision after returning from his recruiting visit to Miami on Sunday. It was the fifth and final visit for Clark, who also toured Nebraska, UCLA, Florida State and Wisconsin. According to NCAA rules, he may not sign a letter of intent until next Wednesday.
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January 23, 1995 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
The agent for Butch Davis has confirmed that the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator will meet with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie this week in Miami regarding the Birds' vacant head coaching position. Steve Endicott, Davis's agent, said yesterday that a day has not yet been scheduled for the meeting. Endicott added that Lurie's expressed interest is a very distant third behind that of the Los Angeles Raiders and University of Miami. Al Davis, the Raiders' owner and president, flew to Dallas last evening for a second interview with Butch Davis sometime today.
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December 3, 2014 | Daily News staff and wire reports
THE SEATTLE Mariners are on the verge of landing the righthanded slugger they were seeking for the middle of their batting order. Free agent slugger Nelson Cruz and Seattle are nearing agreement on a contract, two people with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press yesterday. The pair spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized and was still pending a physical. El Caribe , in the Dominican Republic, first reported the agreement, saying it was worth $57 million for 4 years.
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November 18, 2012 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Columnist
I promise that this will not be a complete retread of something I wrote nearly 6 years ago when the Atlanta Falcons hired then-University of Louisville coach Bobby Petrino to guide their franchise. But I concede that many of the issues will be the same, because little has changed to alter the argument from 2007. As I said then, history tells us that college football coaches, even hot ones who appear to be making all kinds of innovations to the game, rarely succeed when given the opportunity to coach a NFL franchise.
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September 22, 2012 | Associated Press
Minnesota receiver Andre McDonald has been released from the hospital and is listed as questionable for the game against Syracuse on Saturday. McDonald was hospitalized on Thursday and released later that evening after an examination. The school declined to say what caused McDonald to be put in the hospital, only saying that he was having a series of tests done to address the issue. The Minnesota Daily quoted McDonald as saying he had "a little problem" with his heart. McDonald is a prized freshman who played at Hopkins High School in suburban Minneapolis.
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August 23, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
A JUDGE HAS ordered former University of North Carolina football coach Butch Davis to hand over records of calls made on his personal cellphone related to his job duties. Superior Court Judge Howard E. Manning Jr. signed an order Wednesday for Davis to provide his phone bills, which had been requested as public records by media organizations including the Associated Press . Those requests had been rejected for more than a year by the university, which has faced NCAA sanctions related to violations involving the football team while Davis was coach.
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November 16, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
FORMER North Carolina coach Butch Davis posted a video on YouTube defending himself from allegations following an NCAA investigation into the UNC football program, saying he is "absolutely committed to a clean program. " In the 9 1/2-minute clip, Davis says his philosophy has always been to succeed academically and on the field. "Those who have implied my ethics were different at the University of North Carolina couldn't be more wrong," Davis said. He said he didn't know about ex-assistant John Blake's close friendship with an NFL agent, a focus of the NCAA probe into improper benefits and academic misconduct.
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July 28, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
NORTH CAROLINA fired football coach Butch Davis yesterday, saying the past year of turmoil amid an NCAA probe into improper benefits and academic misconduct was doing too much damage to the school's reputation. The school issued a statement announcing Davis' dismissal 9 days before the start of preseason practice. Chancellor Holden Thorp said the decision was not prompted by any changes in the ongoing NCAA investigation but said he "lost confidence in our ability to come through this without harming the way people think of this institution.
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March 21, 2007 | Daily News staff and wire reports
University of North Carolina football coach Butch Davis is undergoing chemotherapy after a dentist removed a cancerous growth from his mouth. "I know people are going to be concerned and everything, but it's going to be OK," Davis said yesterday. "We're going to get through this and we're going to have a great season next fall. " The 55-year-old coach said he wasn't even aware he had a growth when he saw his dentist late last month in Cleveland for a routine cleaning. After the growth was removed, a biopsy diagnosed it as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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November 14, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Butch Davis will return to the college sidelines as coach at North Carolina, which is 1-9 and hasn't beaten a Division I-A team this season. He will replace the fired John Bunting, the school announced yesterday. The hiring had been widely expected the past week after Davis' name rose to the top of the list of candidates. Davis, 55, brings a reputation for orchestrating turnarounds - which is just what the struggling Tar Heels need. North Carolina ranks among the worst offenses and defenses in the country.
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November 14, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Former NFL coach Butch Davis will return to the sideline as coach at North Carolina, which is 1-9 this season. He will replace the fired John Bunting, the former Eagles linebacker, the school announced yesterday. Davis, 54, coached the Miami Hurricanes from 1995 to 2000, compiling a 51-20 record before leaving for the NFL's Cleveland Browns. He went 24-35 with the Browns before resigning in 2004. Boise State running back Ian Johnson, the nation's leader in touchdowns with 21, was in a San Jose, Calif.
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November 9, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Despite reports indicating that North Carolina had hired Butch Davis as its football coach yesterday, Davis' agent said there is no agreement. Citing an anonymous source, the Winston-Salem Journal reported on its Web site that former University of Miami Hurricanes and Cleveland Browns coach Davis had signed a contract with North Carolina. Marvin Demoff, Davis' agent, said that nothing has been finalized, that reports indicating that Davis has signed with North Carolina are inaccurate, and it will be next week before anything is "really going to happen.
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