College basketball begins a new season. UCLA—who else?—is favored to win the NCAA championship again, but several teams, notably South Carolina, Jacksonville and Marquette, have a good shot at the Bruins. So, to a lesser extent, do others of the 50 or so teams scouted by SI. Curry Kirkpatrick analyzes UCLA's success and the ways of its remarkable coach, John Wooden. There is a color gallery of new arenas, reports on two superb small college teams and, with apologies to nobody, a tribute to girls' basketball. Along with this, all the news on football and other fronts.