HELP WANTED: At three more major colleges, the Universities of Iowa, Virginia and Wyoming, following the departures of Football Coaches RAY NAGEL, GEORGE BLACKBURN and LLOYD EATON. Nagel was 16-32-2 over five years, Blackburn 29-32 through six and Eaton 57-33-2 over nine.
NAMED: To coach football at the University of Pennsylvania, HARRY GAMBLE, formerly of Lafayette; and at Virginia Military Institute, BOB THALMAN, onetime defensive assistant.
NAMED: As Racehorse of the Year by the British press and the French publication Week End, NIJINSKY. In the U.S., meanwhile, LAVERNE HANOVER was awarded his third straight divisional title as 4-year-old Pacer of the Year, and DAYAN was voted 4-year-old Trotter of the Year.
RETIRING: Cleveland Brown Coach BLANTON COLLIER, following completion of the current season. Collier began this year, his eighth, with a 69-27-2 record including one NFL championship.
RETIRED: EMMETT ASHFORD, first and only black umpire in the majors, after five years' service in the American League.