The University of Maryland women play for the NCAA lacrosse championship today, 3 p.m., at Maryland's Byrd Stadium, against Penn State, ranked No. 1 among the 49 title-eligible Division I and II teams. Trenton State will play Ursinus at Byrd at 1 for the women's Division III laurels.

Penn State (16-1) lost, 11-7, at Maryland (14-4) April 17. Anysia Fedec leads Maryland with 50 goals and 25 assists. Penn State's leaders are Beth Thomason, 57 goals and 31 assists, and Maggy Dunphy, 66 goals and 21 assists . . .

Maryland and Virginia fell out with second losses in the ACC baseball tournament -- Coach Jack Jackson's last if he decides to retire, as he has been considering -- in Durham, N.C. Clemson ended the Terrapins' (18-28-1) season in 10 innings, 7-2. Virginia (27-22) fell to North Carolina, 9-7.

Clemson's big hit in the 10th was a three-run homer by Bill Spires, who had homered with none on in the third after Anthony Hicks gave Maryland a lead with a two-run homer in the second . . .

Seton Hall eliminated Georgetown from the Big East baseball championships, 8-4, in Bristol, Conn. The Hoyas (23-22) got eight hits off Hall's Doug Cinella, whom they beat twice this year . . .

Jim Hilles has been named interim football coach at Wisconsin, succeeding the late Dave McClain, under whom he was assistant head coach. Athletic Director Elroy Hirsch said the university athletic board gave Hilles, 48, a contract to next Feb. 14.