TWO GROUPS of people got into a fight yesterday outside a dining hall on the Morgan State University campus, and three football players were stabbed by someone swinging a knife wildly, police and college officials said. It was the third instance of violence on the Baltimore campus in less than a week.

The players were taken to hospitals and their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, police said.

University spokesman Clint Coleman said one of the players was slashed across the chest and another was cut on the arm. He said a third person was cut on the cheek; police said a third person was stabbed in the back. The reason for the discrepancy was not immediately clear.

A suspect was taken into custody. It's not clear what started the fight.

On Friday, a male student was stabbed with scissors by his roommate after an argument over the cleanliness of their dorm room.

Early Saturday, an on-campus party was broken up after fights started.

University president David Wilson wrote in an email to students that no text alerts were sent to students immediately after the stabbing because "the general public was not in imminent danger because this was a fight between known parties and not a random act of violence."

Morgan State is the largest historically black university in Maryland and has about 6,000 students, according to its website.

In other college news:

Mary Willingham, the former North Carolina learning specialist who questioned literacy levels of Tar Heels athletes, received $335,000 in the settlement to end her lawsuit against the school.

Pro Basketball

*

Jack Haley,

who played nine seasons in the NBA including a reserve role on the Chicago Bulls' 1996 championship team, has died. He was 51. Haley's family confirmed his death, saying the cause was heart disease. He died Monday at Los Alamitos (Calif.) Medical Center, according to the Orange County coroner's office website.

* Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka could miss the rest of the season after having an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. Ibaka will be out 4 to 6 weeks.

* Golden State guard Klay Thompson will be sidelined indefinitely with a sprained right ankle.

Sport Stops

* The head of world cycling,

Brian Cookson,

urged

Lance Armstrong

to abandon "disrespectful" plans to ride part of the Tour de France route a day before the professional peloton. The disgraced cyclist responded by insisting he was "honored and humbled" to be invited on the unofficial charity ride. Armstrong, a testicular cancer survivor, was approached to join the ride by a former English soccer player who is trying to raise $1.5 million for the fight against blood cancer.

* New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been cleared to practice after being sidelined for more than a month with a vascular injury to his neck.