NAMED: As football coach of the University of Wisconsin, DON MORTON, 39, who had held that position at Tulsa for the past two years. He succeeds interim coach Jim Hiles.
As National League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America, St. Louis Cardinal reliever TODD WORRELL, 27, who led the league with 36 saves and had a 2.08 earned run average; and as American League Rookie of the Year, Oakland A's outfielder JOSE CANSECO, 22, who had 33 home runs and 117 RBIs.
As manager of the Minnesota Twins, TOM KELLY, 36. He had served on an interim basis after Ray Miller was fired on Sept. 12.
As coach of the New York Rangers, minor league coach TOM WEBSTER, 38. Rangers general manager Phil Esposito had been coaching the team on an interim basis following the firing of Ted Sator on Nov. 21.
RESIGNED: As Dartmouth football coach, JOE YUKICA, whose nine-year record with the school was 36-47-4, including 3-6-1 for this season. After being fired last year, Yukica sued the school and was reinstated for the final year of his contract.
As LSU football coach, at season's end, BILL ARNSPARGER, 59, who in three seasons with the Tigers had a 26-7-2 record, including three bowl berths, LSU was 9-2 this season and won the SEC title.
As University of Maryland football coach, BOBBY ROSS, 50, effective Jan. 14, after a 5-5-1 season. In five years Ross led the Terps to a 39-19-1 record, including three straight ACC titles.
RETIRED: Buffalo Sabre center GIL PERREAULT, 36, after 17 seasons with the team. The eight-time All-Star had announced his retirement after last season, but 12 weeks later he rejoined the club.
TRADED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates, pitcher RICK RHODEN, 33, to the New York Yankees as part of a six-player swap. Rhoden, who was 15-12 with a 2.84 ERA last season, was sent to the Yankees along with relief pitchers CECILIO GUANTE, 26, and PAT CLEMENTS, 24, in exchange for pitchers DOUG DRABEK, 24, BRIAN FISHER, 24, and minor leaguer LOGAN EASLEY, 25.
DIED: NFL Hall of Fame quarterback BOBBY LAYNE, 59, after a long illness; in Lubbock, Texas, Layne, an All-America at Texas, spent most of his 15-year pro career with the Detroit Lions (1950-58) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1958-62), leading the Lions to NFL championships in 1952, 1953 and 1957.