NAMED: DARRELL ROYAL of Texas and CHARLIE McCLENDON of Louisiana State, in a tie vote, as major college coaches of the year, and BENNIE ELLENDER, who moved on to Tulane after leading Arkansas State to an unbeaten season, as small college coach of the year, by the American Football Coaches Association.
REFUSED: By the Supreme Court, an opportunity to re-examine its nearly half-century-old doctrine that baseball is not subject to federal antitrust laws, when it let stand a lower court decision upholding baseball's dismissal of former American League Umpires AL SALERNO and BILL VALENTINE.
SELECTED: As Horseman and Horsewoman of the Year. ARTHUR SIMMONS, a saddle horse trainer from Mexico, Mo., and PATTI HEUCKEROTH, of Darien, Conn., the nation's top hunter rider.
SIGNED: Missouri football coach and athletic director DAN DEVINE, to a five-year contract as coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers. Devine's defensive coach at Missouri, AL ONOFRIO, takes over the Tigers.
DIED: PAUL WARREN, 53, director of 11 tournaments on the pro golf tour with prize money totaling more than $1 million, in Cleveland; of a heart attack.