Louisiana State's basketball game at Auburn Saturday may be off: John Williams and Bernard Woodside have chicken pox and are quarantined two weeks. LSU is trying to learn whether the rest of its players have immunity and, so far, has found only three players who do. The team's doctor warned that chicken pox is highly contagious, that the rest of LSU's players probably have been exposed and that Florida's players probably were, too, when they beat LSU Wednesday night.
LSU told Florida's coaches, who have notified the University of Alabama, where the Gators are to play Saturday.. . .
It will cost at least $648,439 to fix Towson State's Minnegan Stadium; it cost $182,570 less than that to build it. Donald McCullough, a university vice president, said the concrete slabs on which the stadium rests have shifted three inches in seven years. Last fall, when two-inch cracks were found, university officials called in an engineer. He blamed poor drainage for eroding the foundation . . . .
When Missouri-St. Louis played Southeast Missouri State Tuesday night in St. Louis, two spectators began yelling at the visiting players. Soon fighting broke out. Police broke up the fights quickly, but not before one fan threw a folding chair.
It hit Chris Edwards, a 6-foot-8 junior forward with the visitors, on the head and knocked him cold. He was taken from Mark Twain activities building on a stretcher and hospitalized.
Just about the time he was discharged yesterday, in apparently good shape, police charged a 29-year-old St. Louis man with second-degree assault for allegedly wielding the chair.
"I've been at the college level 25 years, and this is a first for me," Missouri-St. Louis Athletic Director Chuck Smith said . . .
The first Big Apple Invitational Tournament featured basketball doubleheaders at four neutral arenas. Attendance wasn't great, so sponsors will try a new format: Eight seeded teams will be chosen and awarded the game either at home or a nearby major arena. Then other eight teams will be chosen, and the entire 16-team field will be seeded and paired.