The Atlantic Coast Conference voted last night to invite Florida State to join the eight-team league.
"I think it's a terrific opportunity for us in terms of every aspect of athletics, in terms of how they view athletics and how we view athletics," Florida State President Bernard Sliger said. "This is the fast lane and we would hope we can keep up."
The Florida Board of Regents, which must formally sign any conference agreements by state universities, decided last night to vote on the question today at a meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., university systems spokesman Patrick Riordan told the Associated Press.
Sliger said he hasn't had a chance to notify the Metro Conference, to which Florida State belongs for all sports except football.
Meanwhile, Alabama president Roger Sayers said last night that the presidents of the Southeastern Conference reached a consensus not to give Florida State consideration for membership in the SEC. . . .
Florida State and Notre Dame have agreed to a home-and-home football series in 1993-94. The first game will be Nov. 13, 1993, in South Bend, Ind. The second is Nov. 12, 1994, at Orlando's Florida Citrus Bowl. The Seminoles won the schools' only previous meeting, 19-13, in 1981. . . .
More bad news for Missouri basketball: Guard Anthony Peeler has been declared academically ineligible for the fall 1990 semester. Peeler, runner-up for Big Eight player of the year and honorable mention all-American, has two years of eligibility left. He averaged nearly 17 points last season.
The Tigers go before the NCAA Infractions Committee on Sept. 28 on several major recruiting violation charges, and guard Travis Ford announced last month that he will attend Kentucky. . . .
The NCAA has fined Texas A&M $1,000 and publicly reprimanded the school for not reporting the ineligibility of an athlete until the day before the 1990 track championships.