DIED: KAY VILEN, 66, who coached the Santa Clara ( Calif.) Aquamaids to nine consecutive national synchronized swimming championships and the 1973 and 1975 world titles; in Santa Clara.
DIED: ERNIE NEVERS, 72; of a kidney disorder; in San Rafael, Calif. A Stanford fullback from 1923 to 1925, Nevers was called the "greatest player I have ever coached" by Pop Warner, who had also coached Jim Thorpe. Nevers played pro football with the Duluth Eskimos and Chicago Cardinals, and in 1929 set an NFL record by scoring 40 points in one game on six touchdowns and four extra points. He was named to the college and professional football halls of fame and was voted to the All-Time, All-America team by the Football Writers of America. He also pitched for the St. Louis Browns from 1926 to 1928.