Stanford twin

Jermaine Stanford, a senior forward for the Gophers basketball team, has left the team, officials said.
Stanford said he wasn’t comfortable elaborating on his reasons for leaving, but said he would speak on the matter at a later time.
The 6-foot-6, 195-pound Stanford was a walk-on in 1994 with his twin brother Jason. Last season, he played in 13 games, averaging 2.2 minutes and 0.7 rebounds per game.

Mays ruled ineligible
Gophers freshman wide receiver Jermaine Mays was ruled ineligible to play for the remainder of the 1998-99 season. The 6-foot Mays caught 8 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown in four games before being ruled academically ineligible.
Questions arose about his ACT scores last month, and Mays reportedly took the test again last week. However, the NCAA declared him unable to participate in games.

It’s Settled
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The NCAA has granted Iowa forward Jess Settles a sixth season of eligibility, athletic director Bob Bowlsby said Tuesday.
Bowlsby said Settles, who practiced with the team on Tuesday, must still be cleared by the Big Ten Conference but Bowlsby didn’t expect a problem.
“I anticipate no difficulty there,” Bowlsby said in a statement. “Once the NCAA gives approval, the Big Ten typically goes along. I don’t have any reason to believe that won’t occur in this case.”
Settles’ request for a sixth season because of back problems was rejected by the NCAA a few weeks ago, but officials reversed their decision Tuesday, Bowlsby said.
Settles, a 6-foot-7 forward from Winfield, has scored 1,337 career points and holds career averages of 15 point and seven rebounds.
He did not play last season and was limited to just three games in 1996-97. In his sophomore year in 1994-95, Settles missed seven games and did not start in seven others because of his back.
Settles was the Big Ten Conference’s Freshman of the Year in 1993-94 and led the Hawkeyes in scoring and rebounding the following season.

Limited edition
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A businessman was arrested for producing and selling T-shirts with unlicensed Ohio State trademarks promoting the upcoming Ohio State-Michigan football game, authorities said.
Anthony Lukacs, who operates Graphic Design Unlimited, was charged Tuesday with trademark counterfeiting. Franklin County sheriff deputies seized about 600 T-shirts and printing equipment at his Columbus office, Ohio State said in a news release.
Lukacs was licensed to use Ohio State trademarks on T-shirts, but the shirts seized Tuesday used the images in unauthorized ways, said Anne Chasser, director of the Office of Trademark and Licensing Service, a state agency that works with the university.
The shirts depicted Ohio State’s mascot, Brutus Buckeye, in a sexually explicit pose with a woman wearing a Michigan cheerleader uniform.