Ramon Rivas of Temple was suspended two games by the Atlantic 10 Conference for punching George Washington's Moti Daniel in Monday night's game in Philadelphia. Rivas, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound center, will miss games against Rhode Island and St. Joseph's . . .
Tonight, six weeks after its coach quit and no one else could be found to take over its 1-13 team, Franklin University of Columbus, Ohio, will forfeit its final regularly scheduled men's basketball game.
Carol Luebcke, activities coordinator for the school, said the decision signals at least a temporary end to the basketball program. "Because we're a commuter school, a lot of students have full-time jobs, so there wasn't really all that much interest there to begin with," Luebcke said. "I don't think it means as much here to call off the rest of the season as it would at, say, Ohio State." . . .
North Carolina State will name its new athletic director this weekend and a Raleigh newspaper reported that Wolfpack basketball Coach Jim Valvano likely will be named to the post.
The News and Observer reported that Valvano probably would be selected to succeed Willis Casey. Valvano conceded he was a candidate for the position but would not say if he had been offered the job . . .
Four players have been indefinitely suspended from the Kansas football team, Coach Bob Valesente reported. The players were suspended for "failing to live up to academic and football program standards," Valesente said. Suspended were senior Amonte Holloman, junior Kevin Harkless, senior Jeff Anderson and sophomore Wes Hendricks.