NAMED: CAROL HOFMANN and WAYNE CARROLL, Horsewoman and Horseman of the Year, respectively, by the American Horse Shows Association.
DISMISSED: MIKE HOLOVAK, from twin posts of head coach and general manager of the AFL's Boston Patriots. The Pats were 4-10 last season, 3-10-1 the year before.
DISMISSED: IVAN B. (Ivy) WILLIAMSON, athletic director at the University of Wisconsin for the last 13 years, after one of the worst periods in Wisconsin football history. The Badgers have not won a game in two seasons and have not had a winning record since 1963.
DIED: OCTAVE BLAKE, 73, who was one of four living members of the Hall of Fame of the Trotter and president of the Grand Circuit for 20 years, unexpectedly, in New York City. Blake played quarterback for Princeton and was a member of the class of 1918. He was proprietor of the Newport Stock Farm, which bred and raced Newport Dream, winner of the 1954 Hambletonian.