The projected starting fullback on the Michigan State football team has been suspended indefinitely after being charged Tuesday in connection with a riot at the school in March. Bill Greene, 22, was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of assembling for a riot. It is punishable by 90 days in jail.

As many as 10,000 people charged through the streets of East Lansing, Mich., on March 27-28 after Michigan State's basketball team lost to Duke in the Final Four.

"The offense is so minor, you would wonder why it's even being charged," said Greene's attorney, Stuart Shafer. "He was just standing around. He didn't do any damage to anything. He didn't burn any cars."

CHANGE: The University of Nevada-Reno will join the Western Athletic Conference for the 2000-2001 academic year. Nevada has been a member of the Big West Conference since 1991 after spending a decade in the Big Sky Conference.

DORR AILING: Texas A&M quarterbacks coach Ray Dorr has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a rare and incurable disease commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's disease." Dorr, who has coached at the collegiate level for 32 years, has been with the Aggies since 1997.

STONY BROOK'S STEP: The State University of New York at Stony Brook appears ready to hire Fordham's Nick Macarchuk as its new basketball coach. Stony Brook is moving to Division I this season.