UCLA football Coach Terry Donahue said he's not a candidate for the vacant head coaching job at Arizona State.
Arizona State is seeking a successor to Darryl Rogers, who resigned Feb. 6 to become coach and director of football operations for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
Meanwhile, university officials said the Pacific-10 Conference is conducting "a low-level inquiry" into its basketball program over the alleged provision of transportation to a prospective student-athlete.
The Arizona Republic reported that Sun Devils student-managers may have driven former guard Kenny Vaughns to and from an offcampus job in 1982 while he was enrolled at nearby Mesa Community College . . .
Thirteen Baylor basketball players, upset that backup center John Wheeler was made the "scapegoat of Jim Haller's resignation" asked the university to reopen an investigation into alleged improprieties by Haller, who resigned as coach Friday after acknowledging he gave money to Wheeler in violation of NCAA rules so Wheeler could make a car payment . . .
East Tennessee State basketball Coach Barry Dowd survived a December plane crash with his team, but apparently will not survive as coach next season, the Knoxville Journal reported in today's editions. The newspaper said Dowd and two assistants were fired yesterday. Dowd, who was in Oxford, Miss., the destination of the Dec. 17 crash, could not be reached for comment after his team upset Mississsippi in overtime last night, 70-64, ending the season 8-18 . . .
Nevada-Reno basketball Coach Sonny Allen said he did not apply for the job at Auburn, although he is listed as a candidate. Allen said Sonny Smith, who is retiring as Auburn coach after this season, apparently submitted Allen's name. But Allen said he will listen if Auburn calls . . .
Alabama swimmer Jens-Peter Berndt, who defected from East Germany last month, was declared eligible by the NCAA. Berndt qualifies as a transfer student based on his two years at the Leipzig Academy in East Germany . . .