St. Bonaventure appointed former basketball player Paul Grys interim athletic director yesterday.

Grys, a retired IBM executive, replaces Gothard Lane, who is on administrative leave pending the school's investigation into the men's basketball program. Lane has been told that his contract will not be renewed.

Grys played for St. Bonaventure's 1970 Final Four team along with Bob Lanier.

Grys's appointment comes after the Atlantic 10 Conference stripped the Bonnies of six league victories and barred the team from the league's postseason play after center Jamil Terrell was declared ineligible for violating NCAA transfer guidelines.

School president Robert Wickenheiser resigned on Sunday, and Coach Jan van Breda Kolff and assistant coach Kort Wickenheiser, the son of the school president, were placed on administrative leave.

"I'm very proud of what the trustees and administration are doing, and I'm happy to be part of it," Grys said. "I have a passion and a deep belief in what we do and what the university stands for, and I'm looking forward to creating a team and moving forward."

Louisville's Stone Not Set

Louisville center Marvin Stone was not cleared by the NCAA to play in yesterday's Conference USA tournament quarterfinal against Tulane.

Stone, a senior transfer from Kentucky, sat out two earlier games while his amateur status was investigated by the NCAA. The NCAA has been asking Stone about benefits he received through an Alabama businessman who also runs an AAU team.

You Booze, You Lose

Six women basketball players at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo were suspended for their conference tournament for what the school said was a violation of a no-alcohol rule. They broke a team rule by drinking at an off-campus party for a player last weekend.

There will be no further penalty against the players, whose season is over, school spokesman Brian Thurmond said.