RETIRED: HAROLD BRADLEY, 55, head basketball coach at the University of Texas, who in eight years (the second longest tenure for a basketball coach in the school's history) led his teams to three conference championships and an overall record of 125 wins, 73 losses. Named to succeed Bradley was LEON BLACK, 35, Bradley's assistant for the past three seasons.
DIED: DAN PARKER, 73, sports editor and columnist for the New York Daily Mirror from 1926 until the paper was discontinued in 1963; of cancer, in New York. Called "the most constantly brilliant of all sportswriters" by Damon Runyon, Parker won many awards and a lot of brickbats—the latter from crooks and corrupters of sport, who suffered his unrelenting displeasure. Kindly and unassuming in person, he was a tiger at the typewriter.