MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As Harness Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers' Association, NEVELE PRIDE, who won 26 of 29 starts and earned $222,923—a record for 2-year-olds.
REHIRED: To replace Stan Musial as general manager of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, BING DEVINE, 50, after three years with the New York Mets. Devine had spent 25 years in the Cardinal organization before resigning under pressure in the summer of 1964.
SHATTERED: By Driver BILLY HAUGHTON, 44, of Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y., the single-season money-winning record ($1,218,403) set by Stanley Dancer in 1966. With two weeks left in the year, Haughton has earned $1,305,773.
RESIGNED: as head football coaches: Columbia University's BUFF DONELLI, 60 (30-67-2 for 11 years): Boston College's JIM MILLER, 47 (34-24 for six); New Mexico's BILL WEEKS, 38 (40-41-1 for eight); Utah's MIKE GIDDINGS, 34 (9-12 for two); and Iowa State's CLAY STAPLETON, 46 (42-53-4 for 10). Stapleton will be replaced by JOHNNY MAJORS, 32, assistant coach at Arkansas for the past four years.
DIED: FRANCIS (Bo) WININGER, 45, former Oklahoma amateur golf champion and a veteran member of the PGA tour; in Oklahoma City, from complications following a stroke.