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Bad language is out at Boston U
By TIMES WIRES
Published September 13, 2006
BOSTON - Boston University fans had better watch their language.
Under a new campus policy, anyone caught swearing or taunting opposing players with racist or sexist chants during games face ejection, and repeated offenders could even be banned.
Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore said the new rule followed a stream of complaints about students' behavior at hockey games, particularly their swearing. Even NCAA hockey officials, who have probably heard it all in their jobs, have complained, he said.
Elmore said stadium ushers would enforce the policy.
FLORIDA: Junior setter Angie McGinnis set the school record for career kills by a setter and collected seven kills, 47 assists, nine digs and five blocks in leading No. 6 Florida to a 3-1 (30-25, 27-30, 30-24, 30-24) win over host Florida State. The Gators (7-1) notched their 37th consecutive win against instate opponents, including 15 straight against the Seminoles. ... Sandra Gal fired a 4-under 215 (71-71-73) to tie for second place at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. The Gator golfers finished seventh in their first tournament of the season.
TAMPA: The volleyball team, ranked No. 1 in Division II, defeated Saint Leo 3-1 in the Sunshine State Conference opener.
U.S. women rout China
Sue Bird led all scorers with 20 and Candace Parker had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead the two-time defending champion United States to a 119-72 victory over China on opening day of the Women's World Basketball Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
MEYERS, cowens on move: Hall of Famer Ann Meyers has been coaxed away from her successful broadcast career to become general manager of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and vice president of the NBA's Phoenix Suns. ... Dave Cowens joined the Detroit Pistons as an assistant coach, leaving his job as coach and general manager of the WNBA's Chicago Sky.
TENNIS: Russia selected Mikhail Youzhny, Nikolai Davydenko, Marat Safin and Dmitri Tursunov to face the United States' Andy Roddick, James Blake and Mike and Bob Bryan in next weekend's Davis Cup semifinal in Moscow. ... Defending champion Lindsay Davenport beat Galina Voskoboeva 7-5, 6-1 in her opening match at the Wismilak International in Bali, Indonesia.
HORSES: A bay colt by Kingmambo out of Crown of Crimson went for a record $11.7-million during the second day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington. The purchase by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, was the most ever in the fall sale's 63-year history.