Kansas State Coach Jack Hartman says he is stepping down as head of the Wildcats' basketball program after 16 years, effective at the end of the school year. Hartman, who has a record of 292-162 at Kansas State, has led the Wildcats to three regular-season Big Eight championships and two postseason tournament titles. They have had seven 20-win seasons under Hartman. His overall college record, including eight seasons at Southern Illinois, is 436-226. He ranks 14th in victories among active coaches . . .
Vince Dooley, Georgia's athletic director and football coach, said he has asked the university to lower its admission standards about seven times during the past three or four years to get athletes into school. He said none of the requests involved football or men's basketball -- the school's money-making sports.
Dooley said coaches of nonrevenue sports would request exceptions be made on some athletes and "then I would make a determination and then if I decided that, yes, this was a case for a rare exception, then I would write a letter to Dr. (Virginia) Trotter (university vice president for academic affairs) requesting an exception to our agreed rule." . . .
The University of Virginia is promoting an attempt to break the Atlantic Coast Conference women's single-game attendance record of 6,800 when its third-ranked team is host to North Carolina Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at University Hall. Proceeds will go to the university's Children's Medical Center . . .
A high school senior has decided to keep a $20,000 Datsun 300 ZX he won in a field-goal kicking competition at a Seattle Seahawks game, although the decision precludes him from playing major college football.
"I've never had such a nice car," said Eric Cultum, 17, a senior at Cascade High School in Everett, Wash. "I feel like I'm rich, but I'm trying to stay as meek as I can."
Accepting the car makes Cultum a professional and ineligible to play at any NCAA institution, according to an NCAA letter the Cultum family received after his father inquired. However, Cultum plans to kick at an NAIA school and still hopes to play pro football.