COLLEGES Virginia Tech -- Athletic Director Dave Braine said he has withdrawn from consideration for AD's job at Miami. Florida school is seeking replacement for Sam Jankovich, who became executive with NFL's New England Patriots. Navy -- Senior all-American Michelle Reyes was named ECAC Division II gymnast of week for her performance in last weekend's Maryland Open, in which she finished third in the all-around competition with a personal-best 37.55 points. Marymount -- Men's and women's basketball teams clinched top seedings for Capital Athletic Conference tournament that begins Feb. 19. Men's team is 12-9, 7-1; women's team is 15-6, 7-1. Robert Morris -- Pittsburgh school, encouraged by recent successful plea by Nevada-Las Vegas, announced it has appealed its ban from 1991 Northeast Conference and NCAA basketball tournaments. Robert Morris was penalized after it acknowledged a college trustee made payments on a bank loan to G Andre Boyd, who also received meal money while ineligible under NCAA Proposition 48.
HIGH SCHOOLS Sidwell Friends -- Boys basketball team seeks team to complete field for its eight-team postseason tournament Feb. 22-24. Contact Athletic Director Gary Blackman at school.
OBITUARY Albert C. Johnson -- Former Harlem Globetrotter died after suffering a heart attack at his South Side Chicago home. He was 77. Johnson played for the team in the 1930s and in 1940. He also played for the New York Renaissance, a black basketball team, which frequently played the Boston Celtics, an all-white team in the days before the NBA.