SKIING—The University of Vermont defeated Utah 171-151 in Stowe, Vt. and Lake Placid, N.Y. to win the NCAA title.
Middlebury College won its second consecutive AIAW championship, defeating Vermont 286.7-260.4.
TENNIS—In Davis Cup competition in Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA defeated the defending champion U.S. 4-1. Guillermo Vilas beat Brian Gottfried 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 in the opening match, and then Jose Luis Clerc handed John McEnroe his first singles loss ever in Davis Cup play 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 13-11 in a 6�-hour match that extended over two days. Peter Fleming and McEnroe narrowed the Argentinians' lead to 2-1 with a 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 doubles rout of Ricardo Cano and Carlos Gattiker before Vilas got the third and clinching point with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win over McEnroe. In the final match Clerc defeated Gottfried 7-5, 6-4.
Martina Navratilova defeated Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-3, 6-2 to win a $150,000 tournament in Dallas.
TRACK & FIELD—Texas-El Paso won the first AIAW indoor track and field championship, finishing 15 points ahead of Wisconsin, at Columbia, Mo.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As basketball coach of Southern Methodist, DAVE BLISS, 36. whose teams went 77-62 in five seasons at Oklahoma. He replaces Sonny Allen, who resigned.
As basketball coach at South Carolina, BILL FOSTER, 49, to replace Frank McGuire, who retired. Foster, whose career record is 320-188, has coached at Blooms-burg (Pa.) State (1960-63), Rutgers (1963-71), Utah (1971-74) and Duke (1974-80).
RESIGNED: As basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh, TIM GRGURICH, 37, who had a 69-70 record in five seasons.