The NCAA has prohibited off-campus recruiting by Georgia's basketball coaches for one year and revoked the eligibility of star player Cedric Henderson, although the school said it believed Henderson's eligibility will be restored.
The penalties are part of a one-year probation imposed on the Georgia basketball program following an investigation of the school's recruiting practices.
The NCAA, in an action announced last night, also ordered Georgia to return 90 percent of its profits from the Bulldogs' participation in the NCAA tournament at the end of the 1984-85 season . . .
West Virginia University announced it will remain in the Atlantic 10 Conference indefinitely while pursuing the formation of an eastern all-sports conference . . .
John (Hot Rod) Williams, the Tulane basketball star implicated in a widely publicized point-shaving scandal this spring, is trying out for the Rhode Island Gulls of the new U.S. Basketball League, the Providence Journal reported . . .
National Invitation Tournament officials have announced plans for a 16-team preseason basketball competition to be called the Big Apple NIT.
The preseason tournament will run Nov. 21-Dec. 1. NIT Executive Director Peter Carlesimo said the field is expected to be announced in two weeks . . .
Defending champion Houston, bidding for its 16th national title, and Stanford were tied at even-par 288 after the opening round of the 88th annual NCAA men's golf tournament in Haines City, Fla. . . .
U.S. Amateur champion Deb Richard of Florida shot 71 at the New Seabury (Mass.) Country Club to take a two-stroke lead over Terry Norman of Brigham Young after the opening round of the NCAA women's golf championships.