Ed Spriggs, Georgetown's only two-year basketball captain, is the new assistant director of athletics/recreation at St. Peter's in Jersey City.
Bill Stein, former GU assistant coach ending his first year as St. Peter's athletic director, could hardly wait for Spriggs, 27, to complete a year's sojourn as a player-coach in Belgium. Spriggs--the one who went from mailman to Hoya-- will have the $6 million Yanitelli Recreational Life Center as his domain . . .
N.C. State Coach Jim Valvano had hernia surgery a day behind schedule, because of Monday's White House visit, and came through in "excellent condition." Coming off flu, title excitement, etc., no phone calls or visitors--but you can bet he'll get this news: Bennie Bolton is joining the Wolfpack. The all-Met, 6-foot-7 left-hander's letter of intent means State will have a De Matha grad for a 10th consecutive season (Kenny Carr, Hawkeye Whitney and the 1979-83 D.C. Two-thirds). And for the 23rd straight year, every De Matha basketball senior has won a scholarship (108, now, of Morgan Wootten's finest). Another State signee: 5-7 Anthony Webb of Dallas; called not Spider, but Spud . . .
Fresh (?) from bumping into the Redskins basketball squad, the Sugar Ray Leonard All-Stars, starring himself, take on WKYS Radio tonight, 7, at Largo High School. Benefit for Prince George's County Rec Department boxing program . . .
The NBA Players Association and the league have signed the four-year bargaining agreement.