University of Georgia Coach Vince Dooley chose football over politics, announcing he will not seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate from Georgia in 1986. Dooley told a news conference he had decided to remain as coach and athletic director at Georgia because he felt a responsibility to the team and the school. . .

University of Florida President Marshall Criser, who had threatened to pull his school out of the Southeastern Conference after the Gators were stripped of their 1984 football championship, said the university will not leave the conference. Criser said the school was dropping a study on what effects leaving the SEC would have . . .

A University of Houston assistant basketball coach is being barred from offcampus recruiting following his admitted NCAA violations of visiting 7-foot-1 recruit Tito Horford.

The sanctions against Donnie Schverak were made after a meeting with athletic officials and Chancellor Richard Van Horn. The basketball program will lose one scholarship during each of the next two seasons or two scholarships during the 1986-87 season.

Athletic director Tom Ford said Wednesday an in-house probe, in response to a story last week by Sports Illustrated, confirmed Schverak violated NCAA rules when he visited Horford in the Dominican Republic in July 1984.