Woody Hayes, one of the best-known college football coaches while at Ohio State, suffered a slight stroke, but officials at Ohio State University Hospital said that he is in good condition.

Hayes, 72, was admitted to the hospital at 8 p.m. yesterday. He became ill Wednesday in Vancouver, where he was speaking. Hayes saw a physician in Canada and was allowed to fly home . . .

Louisville Coach Denny Crum denied any wrongdoing by the Cardinals in the recruiting of Georgia basketball star Cedric Henderson and challenged Georgia officials to a lie detector test.

Georgia was placed on one-year probation by the NCAA for violations in the recruiting of Henderson.

The Bulldogs claimed in their response to the NCAA that the investigation resulted from a "conspiracy" by Louisville and one of its representatives to get Henderson released from his Georgia scholarship so he could attend Louisville.

"Louisville did not break a single rule while we were recruiting Henderson," Crum said. "And I'm willing to take a lie detector test to prove it. But ask Cedric and (Georgia coach) Hugh Durham and his assistant coaches if they would be willing to take a polygraph test. You can bet they won't." . . .

Anthony Brown of the University of the District of Columbia finished fourth in the men's 800-meter run in 1:50.22 in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Cal State-Los Angeles. Marcelle Gooding of UDC was fourth in the women's 800 in 2:10.87. Both were all-America in indoor track this year . . .

Four George Mason women made all-America at Cal State, Nena Gage by placing second (19 feet 9) and Peggy McVey fifth in the long jump (19-3 1/2), PhyllisAddison sixth in the shot put (45-8 3/4) and Maria Moore sixth in the hurdles (61.21) . . .

Second-seeded Dan Goldie of Stanford and McLean, Va., lost to George Bezecny of Georgia, 5-7, 7-6 (9-7), 6-0, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA singles tennis championship in Athens, Ga. Goldie was two points away from winning the match when the players reached 7-7 in the second-set tie breaker. Bezecny won the two points and swept the third set . . .

The man who coached Patrick Ewing in high school has decided to move up to the college level. Mike Jarvis was named basketball coach at Boston University, succeeding John Kuester, now the coach at George Washington University. Jarvis coached seven seasons at Rindge and Latin High in Cambridge, Mass. and won three Division I state championships.