Dick Howser became an even more permanent part of Florida State's baseball heritage as the university launched a scholarship program and named its baseball complex in his memory. The Kansas City Royals, whom Howser guided to a World Series championship in 1985, joined in the ceremonies as Dick Howser Stadium was officially dedicated in honor of the late major league player and manager who also was the Tallahassee, Fla., school's first baseball all-America, in 1957 . . .
Distance runners Mike Stahr and John Trautman make Georgetown the favorite to capture its first IC4A indoor track and field title in 63 years. The 66-school meet will start today at Princeton. The Hoyas, who won their only IC4A title in 1925, are coming off a Big East Conference championship meet in which they scored a record 149 1/2 points . . .
Martin Baur of George Mason won the long jump in the pentathlon and was third overall with 3,884 points in the five-event competition that preceded the championships. Mark Ivanov of Bentley was the winner with 3,944 points, followed by Evan Hytten of Mount St. Mary's, 3,897 . . .
North Carolina State heavyweight Mike Lombardo pinned both his opponents to help the Wolfpack take the team lead after the opening rounds of the Atlantic Coast Conference wrestling tournament in Charlottesville.
Lombardo, ranked third in the nation, advanced to Saturday's championship match against Maryland's Tom Reese, who is ranked seventh nationally.
North Carolina State led with 60.25 points, compared with 51.5 for second-place North Carolina. Maryland was third with 46 points, followed by Clemson at 29.5, Virginia with 9.0 and Duke with 1 . . .
Naval Academy wrestlers Scott Kelly (190 pounds), Scott Schleicher (158), Paul Rodomski (150), Ron Neff (167), Steve Cantrell (177) and John Devine (heavyweight) advanced through the first round of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association championships in Syracuse, N.Y.