SUSPENDED: DENNY McLAIN, Detroit Tiger pitcher, by Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, who reinvoked McLain's earlier three-month suspension "indefinitely" because of "allegations regarding McLain's conduct with respect to the Detroit management and information that on occasions McLain has carried a gun." Further proceedings into McLain's third suspension within a year will not be held until after the end of the season.
SWITCHED: From the University of North Carolina to the University of Maryland, the nation's prize basketball recruit, 6'11" Tom McMillen, who holds the Pennsylvania prep scoring record with 3,608 points.
HIRED: By the Southeastern Conference, a special investigator to look into reports that a University of Kentucky football player and a former player at the University of Alabama were offered lucrative financial benefits while being recruited.
DIED: ED SYNAKOWSKI, quarterback for the University of Wyoming, who drowned when the boat in which he and his brother Mike were fishing capsized in Lake Hattie, near Laramie.
DIED: HARMON J. (Butch) DUHE, 21-year-old reserve quarterback at Louisiana State University; of a ruptured blood vessel in the brain, an injury doctors say was unrelated to football.