SKIING—The home snow advantage was of no avail to the U.S. skiers at Vail, Colo. as Austria won the American International Team Races with France second and the U.S. third (page 58).
SQUASH RACQUETS—MOHIBULLAH KHAN, representing Boston's Harvard Club, won his fifth consecutive national professional championship in Hartford. Conn., beating his cousin, Sharif Khan, 15-8, 15-10, 18-15.
In the US. women's amateur singles JOYCE DAVENPORT of Ardmore, Pa. won her second title 17-15, 15-8, 16-14, defeating Mrs. Terry Thesieres of Bala-Cynwyd, Pa., in Boston.
Harvard couldn't lose in the national intercollegiates. ANIL NAYAR. a Harvard senior from Bombay, beating Larry Terrell, a Harvard senior from Haverford, Pa., 18-16, 15-6, 17-7 at Yale.
TRACK & FIELD—VILLANOVA, led by FRANK MURPHY, LARRY JAMES, MARTY LIQUORI and ERV HALL, won its 10th IC4A title in 13 years at Madison Square Garden, scoring 46 points to runner-up Maryland's 32�. Murphy, an Irish Olympian, won the fastest 1,000 ever run in the East (2:07.1), but even more remarkable, ran it over the Garden's track, which has been notoriously slow. James's performance was equally phenomenal. Running against the clock, the Mighty Burner won the 600 in 1:09.2. the fastest ever on an 11-lap track and only .2 off Martin McGrady's world indoor record, which was set on Louisville's superb eight-lap track. Liquori won the mile in a meet record 4:05.3. and Hall won the 60-yard highs and was second in the 60-yard dash. At the European Indoor Championships at Belgrade. DIETER FROMM and BARBARA WIECK of East Germany set new world indoor records in the men's and women's 800-meter run—1:46.6 and 2:05.3, respectively. COLETTE BESSON of France, the Olympic champion, tied the women's 400-meter mark with a 54.0.
MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: BOB WARD, 41, as head football coach at the University of Maryland, after two years and two wins, when his players revolted against his "inhuman and brutal coaching methods," which, they alleged, included constant ridicule, threats of the loss of athletic scholarships and such abuse as the punching of players.
DIED: FRED B. ALEXANDER, 88 former Davis Cup player and co-holder of the national doubles title from 1907 to 1910 and in 1917, in Los Angeles.