NAMED: As football coach at Notre Dame, LOU HOLTZ, 48, the Minnesota coach for the past two years. Holtz will succeed Gerry Faust, 50, who resigned with a 30-26-1 five-season record (page 24).
As National League Rookie of the Year, by a unanimous vote of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, St. Louis Cardinal outfielder VINCE COLEMAN, 25, who hit .267, scored 107 runs and stole a major league rookie record 110 bases; as American League Rookie of the Year, Chicago White Sox shortstop OZZIE GUILLEN, 21, who hit .273 and committed the fewest errors (12 in 150 games) of any regular AL shortstop in 100 or more games.
RESIGNED: JIM GARRETT, 55, the first-year football coach at Columbia, after the winless Lions became the first Ivy League football team to lose 10 games in one season.
SENTENCED: Tulane students BOBBY THOMPSON, MARK OLENSKY and DAVID ROTHENBERG, who had pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the school's point-shaving scandal (Rothenberg also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine), to day-time incarceration for three months, probation, fines of up to $2,500 and community service, by Criminal District Court Judge Alvin Oser, in New Orleans. Each was also ordered to give the money he made from the point-shaving scheme—from $4,000 to $5,600—to charity.
TRADED: By the Texas Rangers, infielder WAYNE TOLLESON, 30, and pitcher DAVE SCHMIDT, 28, to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher ED CORREA, 19, infielder SCOTT FLETCHER, 27, and a player to be named later.
DIED: En route home from the NCAA crosscountry championships in Milwaukee, three members of the runner-up Iowa State women's team, SUSAN BAXTER, 22, SHERYL MAAHS, 20, and JULIE ROSE, 21; their two coaches, RON RENKO, 34, and PAT MOYNIHAN, 29; their student trainer, STEPHANIE STREIT, 21; and the pilot, BURTON WATKINS, 56, when their private twin-engine plane crashed in Des Moines in foul weather.
Johnny (Blood) McNally, 82, the colorful Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback who played for five teams and led the Green Bay Packers to the NFL championship in 1929, in Palm Springs, Calif.