HIRED: As football coach at LSU, BILL ARNSPARGER, 57, the defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins. He replaced JERRY STOVALL, 42, who was fired after a 22-21-2 record over four seasons and a 4-7 mark in 1983.
MOVED: To Minneapolis, the NASL FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS, who will be known as the Minnesota Strikers. The team left south Florida because there was no arena suitable for big league indoor soccer. Beginning in 1984, the Strikers will play indoors at the Met Center and "outdoors" at the Metrodome.
NAMED: As LPGA Player of the Year, PATTY SHEEHAN, 27, who won four tournaments and $250,399.
PUT ON PROBATION: By the NCAA, the UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS football program, for two years effective Nov. 21, 1983, for what the NCAA termed "significant violations" from 1979 to '82. They included offering money and other benefits to recruits, providing them with more than one expense-paid visit to the school and giving employment to one high school athlete. The Jayhawks will be banned from TV appearances and a bowl game only for the 1984 season. The NCAA banned one unnamed former assistant coach from any involvement with the football program for three years.
SUSPENDED: For two games and fined $5,000 by the NBA, Denver Nuggets Coach DOUG MOE, 45, for ordering his team to stop playing defense for the last 1:12 of a 156-116 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 22.