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South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell says efforts by two groups interested in building a professional football stadium in York County instead of Charlotte are not an attempt by his state to land an NFL team.

But Campbell said his office will not turn its back on the two unidentified groups.State officials are lending technical assistance to the groups, which are described as having strong financial backgrounds and ties to the National Football League and the Carolinas, said Dick Greer, chairman of the state Coordinating Council for Economic Development.

Some officials in both states, however, fear South Carolina's position has fractured the united front the Carolinas had hoped would help win the region an NFL franchise if the league expands.Page, N. Forsyth battle

North Forsyth and Page, two teams expected to challenge for the boys' and girls' Metro 4-A Conference crown, square off at Page gymnasium tonight to highlight high school basketball action in the area.

Both the Page boys and girls enter tonight's game unbeaten. North Forsyth should provide a stiff test for the Pirates. The Vikings' boys won their first seven games before suffering a 69-65 setback to Mount Tabor on Wednesday. The Vikings count on wingmen Tyrus Clark and David Russell for the bulk of their scoring. The Vikings' girls (7-1) are led by guard Amy Cole. TONIGHT'S HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMESCity/CountyE. Guilford at NE Guilford Charlotte Christian at Westchester Greensboro Day at Bishop McGuinness HP Andrews at Trinity Kerwin at Wesleyan Mt. Tabor at Grimsley N. Forsyth at Page NW Guilford at W. Guilford Smith at E. Forsyth S. Alamance at SE Guilford S. Guilford at Ragsdale SW Guilford at HP Central Vandalia Christian at Northside W. Forsyth at Dudley AreaCummings at Graham Davie Co. at W-S Parkland E. Davidson at C. Davidson E. Montgomery at Union Pines Jordan-Matthews at Chatham Central Ledford at N. Davidson Morehead at McMichael N. Moore at SW Randolph N. Stanly at S. Stanly Randleman at Lexington Reidsville at Rockingham Co. Sheets Memorial at S. Davidson S. Stokes at Glenn W. Davidson at Thomasville W. Montgomery at E. Alamance Williams at Carver W-S Reynolds at S. Rowan Saturday's GamesHP Central at W. Alamance SW Randolph at E. Davidson Westchester at HaleEx-Elon coach honored

KANSAS CITY - Rick Jones, who left Elon College recently, was named NAIA baseball coach of the year for 1989 by the NAIA Baseball Coaches Association. Jones last year coached the North Carolina school into the national tournament for the third time in his five-year tenure.

On Tuesday, he took over his new duties as Georgia Tech's pitching coach.Virginia forward suspended

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia reserve forward Curtis Williams has been suspended from the university for academic reasons, the school announced Thursday.

Williams, who can appeal the academic suspension, will not be in uniform when the Cavaliers (8-1) play at Duke on Saturday.

``Curtis and I have talked, and we agree that his academics take precedence over everything else at this time,' coach Terry Holland said.Meola receives top award

ST. LOUIS - University of Virginia goalkeeper Tony Meola was named the fourth winner of the Missouri Athletic Club's Collegiate Soccer Player of the Year Award.

Meola, who led the Cavaliers to an NCAA co-championship and posted the lowest goals-against average in the country at 0.37, was presented Thursday with the award, the nation's top honor in college soccer.Muggsy gets 1-900 number

CHARLOTTTE - Tyrone 'Muggsy' Bogues, point guard for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets and the league's shortest player at 5-foot-3, is now the NBA's first player to speak with his fans on his own 900 number.

By calling 1-900-USA-MUGS, Muggsy's fans and members of the media hear Muggsy report on the ups and downs of NBA life and the progress of the Hornets. The cost is $1.49 a minute.


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