Houston Comets coach Van Chancellor was named the Women's National Basketball Association coach of the year for the third straight season. . . . The International Basketball League named former Washington Wizards coach Bernie Bickerstaff coach and general manager of the St. Louis Swarm. He replaces Butch Beard, who resigned in August to join the Wizards as an assistant to Bickerstaff's permanent replacement, Gar Heard.
FOOTBALL ON TV
Syracuse at Toledo, 7 p.m., Ch. 49; Oregon at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ESPN.
Akron at Penn State, noon, Empire; Nebraska at Iowa, noon, Ch. 7; Baylor at Boston College, noon, ESPN; West Virginia vs. East Carolina at Charlotte, 3 p.m., ESPN 2; Notre Dame at Michigan, 3:30 p.m., Ch. 7; Alabama-Birmingham at Missouri, 3:30 p.m., MSG; Virginia State at Norfolk State, 6:30 p.m., Ch. 58; Colorado vs. Colorado State at Denver, 7 p.m., Empire
Wyoming at Tennessee, 7 p.m., ESPN 2; South Carolina at North Carolina State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN.
Texas Tech at Arizona State, 8 p.m., Empire
AUTO RACING: Thunder Series Midgets, 9 p.m., ESPN 2.
BASEBALL: Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; Oakland A's at New York Yankees, 7:30 p.m., MSG; Montreal Expos at Arizona Diamondbacks, 10:30 p.m., ESPN.
TENNIS: U.S. Open -- Early Rounds, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 7:30-11 p.m.; highlights, 12:37-1:07 a.m., Ch. 4.
BASEBALL: Rochester Red Wings at Buffalo Bisons, 1:05 p.m., 1520; Batavia Muckdogs at Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 6:50 p.m., 89.1; Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays, 7:05 p.m., 710; Anaheim Angels at Cleveland Indians, 7:05 p.m., 1330; Oakland A's at New York Yankees, 7:30 p.m., 1240.