Maryland's associate athletic director, Randy Hoffman, confirmed yesterday a report that the school will be granted an advance from the Atlantic Coast Conference to install permanent lights at Byrd Stadium before the beginning of the next football season.

The ACC has been in favor of granting interest-free loans -- basically advances -- for its member schools to install lights, which will attract television revenue. CBS is trying to have the Maryland-Virginia game moved back six days, to the Friday after Thanksgiving. If so, the increased attendance and the television revenue from that one game would nearly pay the $300,000 to $325,000 Maryland would pay for the lights . . .

National football champion Brigham Young and Boston College will meet in the Kickoff Classic Aug. 29 at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., according to WCVB-TV in Boston . . .

A former University of Tennessee athlete admitted that he and other Volunteers football players had used steroids and contended the drugs had furthered his career.

"If I had not used steroids, I probably may not have gone as far as I did. I know for a fact they helped me . . . I doubt I would be as far along in my athletic career as I am now if I had not used steroids," the former player said, his face shadowed and his voice electronically disguised during an interview recorded by a Knoxville television station broadcast in Nashville by WSMV-TV.

A Forsyth County (N.C.) man has been arrested and charged in connection with a death threat made on the life of Wake Forest guard Tyrone Bogues, officials said. Police said Warren B. Brooks of Clemmons, N.C., was arrested on an extortion warrant charging that he threatened Bogues in order to get the Board of Aldermen to fire a city employe.