The Naval Academy's Athletic Board of Control has delayed making a decision on the site of its 1988 football game against Notre Dame, Athletic Director J.O. (Bo) Coppedge said. Navy, which traditionally plays its biannual home games against Notre Dame away from Annapolis, has received bids for the Oct. 29, 1988, game from groups representing Washington, Baltimore, the New Jersey Meadowlands, Indianapolis, Cleveland and Buffalo.
The decision, originally scheduled to be made by this past Tuesday, will likely be made late this week or early next week. Coppedge said yesterday that basically two criteria will determine where the game is played -- the prospective amount of gate receipts and the number of Midshipmen that can be accommodated . . .
An Allegheny County (Pa.) judge refused to reinstate charges against West Virginia University quarterback Major Harris, who was accused of throwing an object at a police car and resisting arrest.
Common Pleas Judge Robert E. Dauer once more dismissed the charges against Harris because the prosecutor in the case was late for a hearing. Dauer first dismissed the charges against Harris on Aug. 31 because the arresting police officer did not appear at a hearing.
Harris, 19, a redshirt freshman, was arrested June 27 after police were called to break up a crowd leaving a fraternity party in Pittsburgh.
Harris has filed a complaint of police brutality with the Public Safety Department's Office of Professional Responsibility . . .
Sid Gillman, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has joined the University of Pittsburgh's coaching staff as an unpaid volunteer assistant. Gillman worked as a consultant at Pitt's preseason camp for three days and later decided to accept Coach Mike Gottfried's offer to join the staff for the rest of the season.
Gillman, 75, coached the Los Angeles Rams (1955-59), the Los Angeles-San Diego Chargers (1960-69) and the Houston Oilers (1973-74) and is considered one of the most innovative offensive coaches in pro football history . . .
In a rematch of the 1985 NCAA soccer championship game, American University (2-1-1) will meet 15th-ranked UCLA in the first round of the Patriot Invitational Friday at 2 at George Mason University. Sixth-ranked North Carolina will play the 17th-ranked Patriots at 4.
The Bruins defeated AU, 1-0, in eight overtimes in the title game two years ago and routed the Eagles, 6-0, in a regular-season match last year.
Sunday, AU will face North Carolina at 2 and George Mason (5-0-1) will play UCLA at 4. Sophomore Mark Pulisic leads the Patriots (five-game win streak) in scoring with six goals, and all-America Sam Sumo has four.