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UVa hoops co-captain booked on weapons counts


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CHARLOTTESVILLE — Former Virginia basketball player Elton Brown was arrested and charged with brandishing a gun during a fight with an acquaintance over a woman, police said Thursday.

Brown, co-captain of the 2004-05 team and a senior at the university, was charged Wednesday and released on $1,500 bond, Albemarle County Police Sgt. Pam Greenwood said.

The 6-foot-9 forward was also charged by university police on one count of carrying a concealed weapon, county police Lt. John Teixeira said.

Both charges are misdemeanors, each punishable by up to one year in jail or a $2,500 fine.

In a sworn complaint, Derrick Jones said the fight outside a local mall stemmed from a disagreement over a woman. Jones ran into Brown at the store where the woman works, and the two agreed to step outside and fight, Jones said.

Brown walked to his truck and returned with a gun, said Jones, who then called 911. Brown returned to his truck and drove away, Jones said.

Brown was pulled over on campus by university police, who discovered a weapon in his truck, Teixeira said.

Virginia sports information director Rich Murray said the school would allow the legal matter to run its course, but had no additional comment on the matter.

Brown led the team in rebounding with an 8.1 average and was second on the team in scoring, averaging 12.8 points a game.

Tribute set for former Cincy baseball coach

CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati will honor longtime baseball coach Glenn Sample by naming the walkway outside the grandstand of the school's new UC Baseball Stadium after him.

The walkway, which will be be named Glenn Sample Way, will serve initially as a tribute to Sample's 37 years of service to the Bearcats and eventually to honor all of the school's baseball greats. Plaques recognizing the exploits of UC diamond stars will be placed along the walkway.

Formal dedication of the walkway will take place on Sunday, preceding Cincinnati’s 1 p.m. home baseball game with Memphis. Sample will throw out the first pitch for the game.

"Glenn Sample's impact with UC baseball and as a member of the UC campus community is very evident," stated Bearcats athletic director Bob Goin. "Establishing Glenn Sample Way is an appropriate tribute to Glenn as well as the Bearcat baseball greats we will eventually honor."

Sample wore many different hats during his four decades at Cincinnati. A standout athlete who was active in campus activities as an undergraduate, he returned to the school in 1956 as assistant football coach. In 1959, he took over the wrestling program and over the next five years provided leadership in the community to help establish the sport at the high school level.

But it is his 21 seasons as head baseball coach that Sample is best known for, beginning when he succeeded Ed Jucker in 1961. In his first season, Sample directed the Bearcats to the Missouri Valley Conference championship and the school's first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament. In 1981, he concluded his career with 404 wins and four NCAA Tournament appearances.

Sample became director of UC's intramural program in 1967 and over the next 26 years worked to expand the students' sports offerings. He was promoted to assistant athletic director for intramurals in 1981.

Elected to the UC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983, Sample has also been named to the Western Hills High School Sports Hall of Fame, the Buddy LaRosa High School Sports Hall of Fame, the Ohio Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Hamilton County Hall of Fame.

He has been the official scorer for the Cincinnati Reds for the past 21 seasons.

From a Cincinnati Athletics report.

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