SURFING—LARRY BERTLEMAN, 18, won the 10th Duke Kahanamoku Classic at Sunset Beach, Oahu. He earned $2,000 for the win in 15-foot surf. Ian Cairns of Australia was second.
TRACK & FIELD—FRANK SHORTER won the Fukuoka ( Japan) International Marathon for the fourth consecutive year, in 2:11:31.2. East Germany's Eckhard Lesse finished second.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: The Heisman Trophy, to Ohio State's junior Tailback ARCHIE GRIFFIN, and the Outland Trophy, for top interior lineman, to Maryland's RANDY WHITE, a 248-pound defensive tackle.
AWARDED: An NFL franchise in Seattle to SEATTLE PROFESSIONAL SPORTS, headed by businessman Lloyd Nordstrom. The Tampa expansion franchise had anew owner, HUGH CULVER-HOUSE, a Jacksonville attorney who was picked after Philadelphian Tom McCloskey changed his mind about putting up the $16 million. Both clubs begin competition in 1976.
NAMED: Harness Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, DELMONICA HANOVER, a 5-year-old bay mare that earned more than $252,000 this year.
DIED: MIKE HECK, 20, 7'1" junior center on Creighton University's basketball team; in his sleep, of cardiac complications; in Omaha.
DIED: HAZEL HOTCHKISS WIGHTMAN, 87, "The First Lady of Tennis"; in Chestnut Hill, Mass. In 1923 she donated the Wightman Cup for the annual winner of tennis competition between women from the U.S. and Great Britain. During her playing career, she won 44 national championships, including a women seniors' doubles title at age 67.