Johnny Werket, Gene Sandvig, Pat McNamara of Minneapolis, Ken Henry of Chicago, Art Longsjo of Fitchburg, Mass., Bill Carow of Madison, Wis. joined record-breakers Don McDermott and Chuck Burke on eight-man U.S. Olympic speed skating team after trials at St. Paul. McDermott and Henry were also named to represent U.S. in world championships at Moscow Feb. 19, 20.
Bob Voigts, sensitive to public criticism by Northwestern's scalp-hunting "N" Club, resigned after eight years. Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns star quarterback and former Northwestern All-America who recently announced retirement from pro football, was rumored as possible successor, but promptly eliminated self.
Gaynell (Gus) Tinsley was fired as head coach by LSU for "best interests of university athletic program"; T. P. (Red) Heard resigned as athletic director, confirming reported dissension at Baton Rouge, La. school.
Sammy Baugh, longtime Washington Redskins passing star from Sweetwater, Texas, signed five-year contract to coach Hardin-Simmons.
England accumulated 438 runs, defeated Australia by four runs, five wickets down, retained traditional Ashes in fourth test match at Adelaide.
Palamonium, Jimmy Hinton's brisk bird dog, covered 40 miles over rough terrain, flushed four stylish bevies, was named National Field Trial Club's free-for-all champion at Canton, Miss.
Maurice (Rocket) Richard slammed home four goals, Montreal Canadiens crushed N.Y. Rangers 7-3, moved five points ahead of slipping Detroit Red Wings in National Hockey League.
Boston Bruins scored over Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit, tied Red Wings in two games, gained ground on third-place Toronto Maple Leafs.