FIRED: As basketball coach at Howard University, A.B. WILLIAMSON, 44, the winningest coach (240-182) in school history. Williamson's Bison had a 17-39 record over the past two seasons.
NAMED: As basketball coach at Florida, LON KRUGER, 37, who guided Kansas State to an 81-45 record over four seasons; at K State, DANA ALTMAN, 31, who had once been one of Kruger's assistants; and at Miami ( Fla.), LEONARD HAMILTON, 41, who coached Oklahoma State to a 56-63 record over the past four seasons.
REINSTATED: By the University of Oklahoma, following a nationwide public outcry and threats of legal action, the Sooners' women's basketball program, which had been dropped because of a lack of fan support (page 14).
SUSPENDED: By The Athletics Congress, steeplechaser HENRY MARSH, 36, for two years, for failing to report for a mandatory drug test. Marsh, a member of four U.S. Olympic teams, plans to appeal the suspension (page 14).
TRADED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates, outfielder BILLY HATCHER, 29, to the Cincinnati Reds for pitcher MIKE ROESLER, 26, and a minor leaguer; and catcher JUNIOR ORTIZ, 30, and a minor leaguer to the Minnesota Twins for a minor leaguer.