January 1, 1980 in Sport

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • 46th Orange Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #4 Florida State, 24-7
  • 46th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #6 Arkansas, 24-9
  • 66th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #1 Ohio State, 17-16

Deaths in Sport

  • Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), dies at 70