Tuesday , Feb , 10 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Fordham suspends director of basketball operations

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Fordham University men’s basketball coach
Dereck Whittenburg has suspended the team’s director of basketball operations,
Alex Groothuis, for two games due to an act of unsportsmanlike conduct.

The Atlantic 10 conference had reportedly been investigating a claim that
Fordham was using a walkie-talkie to relay Xavier’s plays during a conference
tilt Saturday. Xavier won the game on its home court by the score of 74-52.

Fordham announced the suspension Tuesday but did not offer any further
information. The school said no further comment will be made on this internal