The Mountaineers will play every game of the 1999-2000 basketball season on a foreign court while West Virginia administrators try to resolve potential problems with asbestos at the Coliseum.
Nine of West Virginia's 18 home games will be played at the 12,000-seat Charleston Civic Center instead of the 14,000-seat Coliseum, school officials announced Thursday. Six games will be held at the 7,000-seat Wheeling Civic Center and three will be at the 4,000-seat Feaster Center at Fairmont State College. Women's home games will be at the 2,000-seat Morgantown High School.
* QUESTIONS: The future of new men's basketball coach Quin Snyder's first two prospective recruits is in question after Missouri reported possible NCAA recruiting violations. Missouri AD Mike Alden notified the NCAA yesterday that the university may have violated recruiting rules by allowing the mothers of Detroit basketball prospects Rickey Paulding and Arthur Johnson to join their sons on a chartered plane to Columbia, Mo. The NCAA told Missouri that it will get a ruling on the violation Monday.
* PRESIDENT'S GO-AHEAD: Four Tennessee football players suspended as part of the school's academic fraud investigation have been cleared to play in today's game against Auburn, school president J. Wade Gilley said yesterday.
* TUSSLE WITH TIGERS: The Catholic men's basketball team will play at Princeton this season, according to the team's schedule. The game will be Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Jadwin Gymnasium.