The University of Virginia has sold nearly 13,000 season tickets for the upcoming football season, surpassing last year's record total of 10,232.
As a result of the number of tickets sold for the Cavaliers' six-game home schedule and regular single-game ticket orders, no more single-game tickets are available for the Virginia-Virginia Tech game.
Over-the-counter sales of football tickets at University Hall's athletic ticket office will begin Aug. 26 . . .
Maryland has been chosen in a poll of sportswriters and broadcasters to retain the Atlantic Coast Conference football title it won in 1984.
In the 10th annual summer preseason poll, the Terrapins received 51 first-place votes on the 69 ballots.
Clemson placed second in the voting with 11 first-place votes. Georgia Tech (378 points) and Virginia (361) shared the remaining seven first-place votes.
North Carolina received 330 points for fifth place. North Carolina State and Wake Forest tied for sixth place and Duke received 48 last-place votes and 101 points . . .
An investigation by Memphis State has found no evidence to support allegations that basketball coach Dana Kirk four years ago offered $10,000 to sign star player Keith Lee, University President Thomas Carpenter said.
The Commercial Appeal of Memphis and Sports Illustrated have reported allegations that relatives of Lee were offered money while he was being recruited by Memphis State in 1981.
Lee, a 6-foot-10 forward who recently signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, became Memphis State's all-time scoring and rebounding leader.
Kirk has denied offering money to any athletes but has refused to discuss the allegations concerning Lee . . .
Georgetown University has upgraded the status of six coaching positions to fulltime, filling all the positions, except baseball, with coaches currently involved with those programs.
Keith Tabatznik (soccer), Bill Gorrow (lacrosse) and Sandie Inglis (women's field hockey and women's lacrosse) will remain as head coaches. Last year's assistant women's volleyball coach, Steve Henry, has been promoted to the head coaching job and the 1984-85 coach, Kin Ng, will stay on as a part-time associate.
The recent resignation of Ken Kelly has left the position of baseball coach unoccupied.