Two West Virginia University basketball players have been suspended for the season and three others until Dec. 21 for violating university rules, Coach Gale Catlett announced. He wouldn't identify them, but senior guard J.J. Crawl and freshman Greg Poindexter, a 30-point high school scorer in the Bronx, N.Y., were the only players absent yesterday as preseason practice began.
School officials last week announced that five students had been disciplined, ranging from probation to suspension, over a reported sexual assault Sept. 11 in a dormitory. Officials withheld identities, citing privacy rules . . .
A federal judge in Hartford ruled that the University of Connecticut's disciplinary procedures meet constitutional standards and left basketball star Earl Kelley open to a school hearing that could result in his expulsion. Kelley had sued on grounds of being denied active participation by a defense attorney. On Oct. 1, Kelley, the Big East school's leading scorer for three seasons, pleaded no contest in criminal court to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct in allegedly harassing two students in their dormitory room last spring. He was given a suspended three-month jail term and one year probation . . .
An internal investigation into the Texas Christian basketball program has failed to confirm any "substantive" violations, TCU Chancellor William E. Tucker said. The probe began last month after the school's football scandal broke.