Benjamin Blacknall, assistant football coach at Morehouse College in Atlanta, has been named head coach at Delaware State.
He served for 24 years as assistant under Willie Jefferies at South Carolina State, Wichita State and Howard. Blacknall, 50, replaces John McKenzie, who was dismissed from his first job as a collegiate head coach after the school's four-win season this year. The team was 0-11 a season ago.
* UNHAPPY LOBO: Sophomore G John Robinson is the first dropout of the Fran Fraschilla era at New Mexico. Unhappy with the playing time he was getting, Robinson quit the Lobos a day after New Mexico's 70-68 upset of No. 3 Arizona.
Robinson averaged 10.2 points and 4.8 assists, starting 30 of 34 games last season. But the numbers dropped off this season as Fraschilla opted to start freshman Marlon Parmer, his first recruit since taking over the program this season.
* HOOPS SUMMIT: Ohio Gov. Bob Taft wants to get a college basketball series going between Cincinnati and Ohio State. He will approach officials from both universities, which haven't played since the 1962 NCAA championship game.
Bearcats Coach Bob Huggins has said he would welcome a rotating home series, but Ohio State AD Andy Geiger is not receptive to the idea.