College: CORNELL defeated Boston University 4-1 in the NCAA final and became only the third Eastern team to win the title.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Charles F. Parker's ASK THE FARE ($23.60), Donald Holmes up, finished a head in front of Diplomat Way to take the one-and-an-eighth-mile, $54.550 Louisiana Derby for 3-year-olds in New Orleans.
MOTOR SPORTS—GARY NIXON of Baltimore rode his factory Triumph motorcycle to a record 98.277 mph and a 12-second victory over Defending Champion Buddy Elmore in the Daytona 200 AMA National championship.
SKIING—World Cup winner JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY swept all three men's events to lead FRANCE to a winning total of 231 points at the three-day American International Team races in Vail, Colo. (page 18). The day after the team races ended, Killy took the men's giant slalom for the Vail Trophy, while Canada's NANCY GREENE won the women's event.
TRACK & FIELD—MRS. DORIS BROWN, 24, of Seattle, the world's fastest woman miler, took the first Women's International Cross-country Championship (two miles), in Barry, Wales, with a time of 14:28 over a field of 26.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: BOB DEVANEY, 51, to replace W. H. (Tippy) Dye, who resigned three weeks ago, as athletic director at Nebraska. Devaney, the Huskers' head football coach for five years, will become Nebraska's first athletic directorcoach in 20 years.
NAMED: As general manager of the Baltimore Colts to succeed Joe Campanella, who died of a heart attack a month ago, HARRY HULMES, 39, the Colts' publicity director.
RESIGNED: Illinois Head Football Coach PETE ELLIOTT, 40, Head Basketball Coach HARRY COMBES, 52, and Assistant Basketball Coach HOWARD BRAUN, 54, after a Big Ten ruling that the university either fire them or be suspended from the conference because of the coaches' alleged involvement in an illegal athletic fund.