As University of Missouri football coach, WOODY WIDENHOFER, 45, who guided the Tigers to a 12-31-1 record in four seasons.
SUSPENDED: By the NHL for five games, Canadiens defenseman CRAIG LUDWIG, for using his elbow to level Blackhawk defenseman Trent Yawney during a game on Nov. 19. Penguin goalie TOM BARRASSO was suspended for one game for his second stick-related major penalty (page 56).
TRADED: By the New York Islanders, center BOB BASSEN, 23, and defenseman STEVE KONROYD, 27, to the Chicago Blackhawks, for defensemen MARC BERGEVIN, 23, and GARY NYLUND, 25.
By the Golden State Warriors, center-forward JEROME WHITEHEAD, 32, to the San Antonio Spurs for forward SHELTON JONES, 22.
DIED: Hall of Fame lefthanded pitcher CARL HUBBELL, 85; of head and chest injuries suffered in a car accident that occurred when he suffered an apparent stroke or heart attack while driving; in Scottsdale, Ariz. During 16 years (1928-43) with the New York Giants, Hubbell, considered the best screwballer ever, had a career record of 253-154 with a 2.97 ERA, led the Giants to three National League pennants and was named Most Valuable Player twice ('33 and '36).