For Hampton University, the sanctions came and they came hard.

After discovering the football team had used two ineligible players in both the 1986 and '87 season, the program was handed a stiff sentence, which included the forfeit of the 12 games it won those years and the return of the Pirates' 1987 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Northern Division championship trophy and Fred Freeman's coach of the year award. In addition, the team was given one year's probation and will be ineligible for postseason play for one year.

What makes the penalties -- and their severity -- most surprising is that they did not come from the NCAA. They came from Hampton President William Harvey.

"We are self-imposing these penalties because, as I've stated before, academics at Hampton come before football or basketball or baseball or anything else," Harvey said. "The university's own findings confirm that violations of NCAA legislation did occur."

Harvey's sanctions are independent of any that may be assessed against the school by the NCAA, which is expected to issue its report within the next month. Harvey has asked both the CIAA and the NCAA to monitor the school during its probationary period.

Harvey, who met with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions last Friday, said in a statement that the school received a letter of inquiry from the NCAA in April, alleging that members of the administration and the athletic department had conspired to change the transcripts of two unidentified players to make them eligible. Named in the letter were Freeman and then-athletic director Walter Lovett.

But Harvey said the NCAA withdrew the charges of misconduct last month, partially because of 14 corrective measures put into effect by the school to rectify weaknesses in processing academic documents. Now, the statement said, the NCAA is concerned only with the use of ineligible players and a lack of institutional control.

"Clearly, there were weaknesses at that time," Harvey said, "but these weaknesses do not exist today."

Detmer Passing Into Record Book

Brigham Young quarterback Ty Detmer, who has had an NCAA-record streak of 21 games with more than 300 passing yards, needs 240 Saturday against Utah to become the fifth passer in NCAA history -- and the first junior -- to top the 10,000-yard career mark. The others: San Diego State's Todd Santos (11,425 from 1984-87), Fresno State's Kevin Sweeney (10,623 from 1982-86), Boston College's Doug Flutie (10,579 from 1981-84) and Bowling Green's Brian McClure (10,280 from 1982-85). At his current pace, Detmer will break Santos's all-time record early next year. . . .

Texas offensive lineman Stan Thomas wasn't hiding many emotions after the seventh-ranked Longhorns dumped previously unbeaten Houston and highly-touted quarterback David Klingler, 45-24, last week.

"Klingler, I despise that guy," he said. "His Heisman {Trophy} hopes are gone. Goodbye, Klingler. We mashed them every play, but I wanted them more. I wanted to brawl when the game was over."

Dick Crum Is Fired

Dick Crum, whose Kent State teams have won only six games in three seasons, was fired as football coach last night, the university announced. Crum, who previously coached at Miami of Ohio and North Carolina, had a 1-9 record this season at the Mid-American Conference school.

"He's a man of tremendous integrity," Athletic Director Paul Amodia said in a prepared statement. "Unfortunately, when we reviewed his contract and looked at whether or not he was the coach that could turn this program around, we did not feel he was the person for the job right now."

Mixed Up Bowls

Iowa Coach Hayden Fry says he may write a book someday, and if he does, he'll reserve one chapter for the madness that surrounds the awarding of bowl bids.

"You wouldn't believe the stuff that takes place," Fry said. "Some big banker who represents a bowl will look you right in the eye and say, 'Coach, we're going to hold it for you.' And two hours later, he calls back and says, 'Well, we just couldn't wait any longer.' So I just wash my hands of it."

If Fry's 12th-ranked Hawkeyes can hold their half-game lead over Ohio State in the Big Ten, they will face Washington in the Rose Bowl. . . .

Oregon State's season is getting worse. Quarterback Brad Schweer was caught last week stealing a Penthouse magazine from the campus bookstore, yet his teammates voted to let him play against Southern California. But after completing two of 12 passes for 35 yards with two interceptions and a fumble, he was pulled. The Beavers lost to the Trojans, 56-7, to drop to 1-9. . . .

It may well have been pregame posturing, but Penn State Coach Joe Paterno seems more than a little impressed with Notre Dame all-purpose back Raghib Ismail.

"I don't want to get into this Heisman Trophy thing, but he's got to be one of the greatest players in the history of college football," Paterno said. "I'm not any macho guy. I think anybody who kicks the ball to him is crazy."

The 18th-ranked Nittany Lions and 19th-ranked Southern Cal are the remaining teams with on Notre Dame's schedule.