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January 10, 1955 | Volume 2, Issue 2

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated January 10, 1955

January 10, 1955
A salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not its tallest headlines

January 10, 1955 | Herman Hickman
NEW ORLEANS

January 10, 1955 | Herman Hickman
How his Dec. 27 picks came out

January 10, 1955 | Bud Wilkinson
Bud Wilkinson, in eighth season as head coach at the University of Oklahoma, has led the Sooners to 19 straight victories. At Oklahoma, Wilkinson has always won or tied for the Big Seven title.

January 10, 1955 | Gen. Bob Neyland
Brig. Gen. Bob Neyland (USA, Ret.) is athletic director at the University of Tennessee. He was head football coach at Tennessee for 25 years and posted record of 171 victories, only 27 losses.

January 10, 1955
TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE

January 10, 1955 | Jim Murray
In horse racing's most spectacular setting a onetime second baseman and former dentist guides the destinies of prospering Santa Anita, where pansies and $100,000 stakes bloom and $2 bettors rate

January 10, 1955
Santa Anita in action—shown here and on the following pages—is a rousing mixture of fast thoroughbreds, bright colors and busy crowds whose focus of attention is the drive to the wire

January 10, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
J. NORMAN LEWIS, New York, N.Y.Counsel, Major LeagueBaseball Players Assn."Improve conditions so baseball will attract the highest type men. The evolution towards that end has already started. We...

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January 10, 1955
Lash feet together Under mount; Rider through goal posts Doesn't count. Barney Hutchison

January 10, 1955 | Robert Hall

January 10, 1955
On an unusual hunting preserve at Millbrook, N.Y., birds are flown from a hilltop in a deliberate attempt to make it tough for the gunners below

January 10, 1955 | Duane Decker
Jerry Finkel of Lafayette High loves this rugged game above all others—and he's tops at it, too

January 10, 1955 | Robert Coughlan

January 10, 1955 | Robert Coughlan
I fought Fulton at the gas works in Harrison, N.J.

January 10, 1955 | Reginald Wells
Winner of more best-in-show awards than any other setter, Rock Falls Colonel is now going after the title of "The World's Greatest Show Dog"

January 10, 1955 | Harry Phillips
Last week when Vic Seixas and Tony Trabert bounded off the courts at White City Stadium in Sydney with the doubles victory which ended the Australians' four-year grip on the Davis Cup, the only...

January 10, 1955 | Victor Kalman
It's a tough choice among the men in the upcoming classic—but here are the best

January 10, 1955 | John Jay
Skiing in Africa? Yes indeed! Hard by the blazing Sahara in the Atlas Mountains, as high and snowy as the Alps. According to Skier and Sports Photographer John Jay, they are one of the world's...

January 10, 1955 | William F. Talbert/U.S. Davis Cup Team Captain

January 10, 1955 | William F. Talbert/U.S. Davis Cup Team Captain
Of all the points played in Sydney, the one diagrammed at right, says Bill Talbert, was the most decisive. It gave the U.S. a break in the opening match, and the subsequent lift which this break...

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EAST

January 10, 1955
[TV]TV [RADIO NETWORK]RADIO NETWORK: ALL TIMES ARE E.S.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

January 10, 1955 | Compiled by Bill Wallace
A late roundup of snow conditions in America from a picked group of local skiers

January 10, 1955 | Compiled by Ed Zern
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources

January 10, 1955
1—Bill Vaughn, Vincent S. D'Addario4—(c) Philippe Halsman11-13—U.P.14—Thomas H. Burnside15—Richard Meek16, 17—Richard Meek, Thomas H. Burnside, Tony Triolo (2)18—Murray Garrett-Graphic...

January 10, 1955 | Roger Kahn
"Why doncha move the ball?" asks Coach Loeffler, whose speeches help La Salle win

January 10, 1955 | Roger Kahn
Kentucky's star center Bob Burrow outjumped Tom Gola, the star of La Salle, and Kentucky defeated the Explorer five. Even setbacks like this don't faze Loeffler. "I don't care about losing now,"...

January 10, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind
A decade ago, Byron Nelson started a year of golf which even today seems fantastic

January 10, 1955 | Mike Turnesa
Particularly for beginners but useful for all golfers

January 10, 1955
Sirs:In your last issue (SI, Dec. 20) I found, among other things, a very good article on skiing by Roland Palmedo. Unfortunately, there is too much truth to his observations about U.S. ski...

January 10, 1955
For five hours on New Year's Day, tens of millions of Americans spun their TV dials and saw enough football to qualify them as amateur experts. To offer the professional expert's view, SI sent...

January 10, 1955 | Henry R. (red) Sanders/Head Coach Of Unbeaten UCLA
FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, THE WEATHER WAS ALMOST A BIGGER STORY THAN THE GAME. IT WAS HARD TO TELL WHICH CAUSED THE MOST CHAGRIN: THE DOWNPOUR OR THE TEAM WHICH LOST AGAIN