SIGNED: An agreement between Columbia's star Quarterback ARCHIE ROBERTS and the Cleveland Browns of the NFL, which will enable Roberts to attend two years of medical school at Western Reserve in Cleveland before he plays for the Browns in 1967.
TRADED: In an eight-player deal, the Toronto Maple Leafs' ANDY BATHGATE, 32, an 11-year NHL right wing, to Detroit for MARCEL PRONOVOST, 34, a Red Wing defenseman for 15 seasons. Both players made the NHL's All-Star team four times.
TRADED: New York Ranger Goalie MARCEL PAILLE and three other players to Providence of the AHL, for rookie Goalie ED GIACOMIN.
TRADED: Outfielder LEE MAYE of the Milwaukee Braves (.302) to the Houston Astros for right-handed Pitcher KEN JOHNSON (3-2).
RESIGNED: After 27 years as Yale's hockey coach, MURRAY MURDOCH, known during his professional hockey career as Iron Man because of his 600 consecutive games with the New York Rangers between 1926 and 1937. He will become associate business manager of the Yale Athletic Association.
DIED: ERNEST BRANDSTEN, 81, coach of U.S. Olympic swimming and diving teams in the 1924, '28, '32 and '36 Olympics, of a stroke in Sunnyvale, Calif. Brandsten had retired in 1947 after 32 years as swimming and diving coach at Stanford.