Published reports yesterday said that Virginia Tech exceeded NCAA football scholarship limits under former coach Bill Dooley and that the only thing keeping basketball coach Charlie Moir from leaving is continuing negotiations over the size of his settlement.
Quoting unidentified sources, the newspaper said the school exceeded NCAA scholarship limits by 37 grants over three years while Dooley was coach.
The newspaper said Virginia Tech exceeded the limits for both total grants -- only 95 can be given at one time -- and for grants per year (30).
The Richmond News-Leader reported, without attribution, that the university's Board of Visitors has ordered athletic officials to buy out Moir.
News-Leader sports editor Jennings Culley reported that longtime assistant Frankie Allen likely will become interim basketball coach.
The NCAA's infractions committee will consider allegations against Virginia Tech -- both in basketball and football -- Friday in Kansas City, Mo.
The Roanoke newspaper reported that an unidentified source with knowledge of an interim report said Tech wound up with 106 grants in 1983-84, 114 in 1984-85 and 102 in 1985-86 -- putting the school 37 over the NCAA limit for those three years . . .
The NCAA Presidents Commission, as expected, voted in Kansas City to oppose a Division I-A football playoff because it would not be "in the best interests of intercollegiate athletics," Maryland Chancellor John Slaughter said.
An NCAA subcommittee has asked that the NCAA Council place a resolution before the 105 I-A members at the next convention in January asking whether they want to vote on a one-game playoff at the 1989 convention.
Slaughter, chairman of the Presidents Commission, said his group would not ask the Council to ignore the subcommittee's recommendation, but would require a roll-call vote if the resolution is introduced.
Slaughter said he disagrees with the NCAA's incoming leader, Dick Schultz, who believes playoffs are inevitable . . .
Georgetown University will open its 1987 home football schedule at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with a homecoming game against Franklin and Marshall. It will be the first game on the school's new OmniTurf field, installed as part of a $1.8 million renovation at Yates Field House . . .
In what at times seemed part brawl and part soccer match, Howard University and George Washington fought to a 2-2 overtime tie at RFK Stadium's auxiliary field.
The Colonials (2-3-2) ended a two-year losing streak against the Bison. Howard (2-3-1) halted a two-game losing streak.
Forty-two fouls were called, 25 against Howard. The Colonials led, 1-0, and 2-1 . . .
Brigham Young has upgraded its football schedule to include Notre Dame, Penn State, Alabama, Miami, UCLA and Arizona State. The home-and-home contracts will start in 1990 and run through 1995 . . .
Michigan football Coach Bo Schembechler, 56, is due back at practice after hospitalization for kidney stones.