Notre Dame named Richard A. Rosenthal, a 1954 Notre Dame graduate and former all-America basketball player, director of athletics. Rosenthal, 54, succeeds Eugene F. Corrigan, who resigned last month to become commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Rosenthal resigned in June as chairman and chief executive officer of St. Joseph Bank and Trust in South Bend, Ind. . . .

The University of Texas declared defensive back James Lott ineligible pending an review by the NCAA, saying he had accepted a cash loan from sports agent Lloyd Bloom.

In a letter to the NCAA, Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds said Lott admitted signing a promissory note for an $800 loan from Bloom. "As best we can determine," said Dodds, "{Lott} did not sign a contract or negotiate a contract." . . .

Auburn quarterback Jeff Burger, who goes before a university academic honesty board this week on charges of plagiarism, was jailed last month after an allegedly drunken fight at a restaurant, and apparently NCAA rules were violated when his quarterback coach, 1971 Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan, posted $700 bond to free him . . .

Steve Baumann, former soccer coach at James Madison and Robinson high schools in Northern Virginia, has been named head soccer coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Baumann succeeds Bob Seddon.