SOLD: The NHL's bankrupt PITTSBURGH PENGUINS, for $3.8 million to a group headed by Al Savill, a Columbus, Ohio businessman. The club will remain in Pittsburgh.
DIED: CARL SNAVELY, 80, college football coach who amassed a record of 180-96-16 in a 32-year career; in St. Louis. The "Gray Fox" coached at Bucknell (1927-33), North Carolina (1934-35, 1945-52), Cornell (1936-44) and Washington University (1953-58) and was a member of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame.
DIED: ELMER OLIPHANT, 82, two-time All-America halfback and a member of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame; in New Canaan, Conn. Before transferring to West Point, where he was the first athlete to win letters in four sports—and 11 in all—Oliphant had earned seven letters at Purdue.