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The Morning Dish – Thursday, September 18th

Move the Venue: Baylor University attorneys have made a motion to move the wrongful death suit against the university from Waco to Houston. The suit, brought by Patrick Dennehy, Sr., is alleging wrongful death of his son Patrick Dennehy, Jr., who was murdered, allegedly by teammate Carlton Dotson. Baylor, former coach Dave Bliss, former athletic director Tom Stanton, and school president Robert Sloan were named as co-defendants. A decision on the venue change should be made within the next 10 days.

Dotson Won’t Appear: The attorney for Carlton Dotson, indicted for the murder of Baylor teammate Patrick Dennehy, has indicated that Dotson will not appear at today’s extradition hearing. Maryland state Assistant Attorney General Stuart Buppert will review the case and make a recommendation to Governor Robert Ehrlich whether Dotson should be extradited to Texas to face charges. The reason for the no-show was not announced, even though Dotson requested the hearing. Dotson has been in custody since July 21st, when he was arrested and charged with murdering Dennehy.

Field Set: The 2003 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic field has been announced. The event, which will open the hoops season on November 13th and 14th at Madison Square Garden in New York, will have each of eight teams playing one game, to be broadcast on ESPN 2. The matchups on the 13th are Memphis vs. Wake Forest, and Marquette vs. St. John’s. The following day, Pittsburgh will face Alabama, and Gonzaga will face St. Joseph’s. The event is in its 8th year, and has raised over $2 million for the American Cancer Society.

Big “O” Honored: Cincinnati is awarding former Bearcat Oscar Robertson the William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement, its highest alumni distinction. Robertson, the National Player of the Year and first-team All-American in 1960, and led the Bearcats to the Final Four twice, setting the table for the Bearcats two NCAA crowns in 1961 and 1962. Robertson spent 14 seasons in the NBA, and won the NBA championship with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971. He is being honored not only for his athletic prowess, but also for his philanthropy, working with Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the NAACP, Salvation Army, American Cancer Society, and the National Kidney Foundation.

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