The basketball coach at Morgan State University has been reassigned and three players removed from the team because of an NCAA investigation.

Tom Dean was ousted as coach but will keep his job as athletic director, said Earl S. Richardson, university president. Assistant Ray McMillan will coach against the University of the District of Columbia tonight.

Richardson formally removed Larry Hubbard, a 25-year-old freshman center whom Dean dismissed Nov. 25, two days after Hubbard was recognized at a game at the University of New Mexico as one of nine New Mexico players dismissed because of a transcript rigging scandal in 1979. That dismissal permanently barred Hubbard from further NCAA action.

Also removed from the team by Richardson were forwards Terrence Glaze, a freshman, and Kevin Bussie, now in his sixth year in college.

Bussie was ruled ineligible because NCAA rules permit athletes to play only four years of intercollegiate games within a five-year college career. Glaze was removed because Morgan State does not have transcripts proving he graduated from high school.

Richardson said it "appeared" that a Morgan State football player who played the entire 1983 season, quarterback Michael Lindsey, also was academically ineligible to play . . .

Ed Reinhardt, the Colorado football player critically injured in a game Sept. 15, has begun eating regularly and has uttered his first words since the injury, hospital officials said in Denver . . .

Duquesne University Coach Jim Satalin, his team now stripped of five scholarship players, says four veteran basketball players accused of rape won't play this season.

Satalin said it would be pointless to waste a year's eligibility for each of the players -- including last year's leading scorer, Emmett Sellers -- just for seven or eight games late in the season. None of the four -- Sellers, Ron Stevenson, Greg Harrison or Eric Compton -- has practiced after being suspended by school officials pending their trial next month . . .

Rice junior center Dave Ramer will undergo reconstructive surgery Friday in Houston to repair multiple injuries suffered in what Coach Tommy Suitts says was an intentional elbowing incident in Monday's game against Louisiana Tech.

Ramer has a depressed cheekbone, fractures above and below his right eye socket and a collapsed sinus after the incident involving Louisiana Tech's Karl Malone . . .

George Washington basketball Coach Gerry Gimelstob abruptly ended practice about halfway through yesterday's workout. "They practiced really bad to start," he said. "They weren't concentrating. I told them to go to the locker room, take care of what they had to and come back at 7:30." The Colonials (3-0) play Xavier Friday night in the Kachinal Klassic at Tempe, Ariz . . .

Notre Dame Coach Digger Phelps has accused unspecified Big Ten schools of illegal basketball recruiting, saying he is "100 percent" behind Indiana's Bob Knight for boycotting a recent league meeting. "What he's talking about . . . is really happening," Phelps said.