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December 08, 1958 | Volume 9, Issue 23

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated December 08, 1958

December 08, 1958
BASKETBALL—NEW YORK, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.

December 08, 1958
Cover—John G. Zimmerman4—Jerry Cooke10—David Bier Studios, A.P., Mark Kauffman, A.P. (4)14, 15—Herb Scharfman (3)16—A.P.17—U.P.I.20-23—drawings by Ajay26—Washington Post Times-Herald41—court...

December 08, 1958
Bert Olmstead, fiery Toronto Maple Leaf wingman bought from Montreal this year, was named temporary player-coach by management after Coach Bill Reay was dropped by last-place squad.

December 08, 1958 | Adolph Rupp
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December 08, 1958
Sirs:Hooray for Stanley Frank! I was beginning to think it was my age that was making the sports pages much less interesting than they were in the '30s. (SI, Nov. 24) should be required reading...

December 08, 1958
All times E.S.T.

December 08, 1958
Responsibility and the desire for perfection

December 08, 1958 | Tex Maule
The slap-happy talk at the Air Force Academy three years ago was an unbeaten team and a bowl bid by '58. Mission accomplished—the Flyboys made it last week

December 08, 1958 | Roy Terrell
The Army-Navy game, autumn's annual test of the hardiness of the American college football fan, ran through its 59th production on Saturday and will now take its place in history as another...

December 08, 1958
The long and temporarily lugubrious young athlete pictured here was soundly beaten last week in the finals of the New South Wales championship by No. 1 Aussie Ashley Cooper. But that sad fact did...

December 08, 1958
Two of Canada's favorite indigenous sports are football and heckling Americans. Since the coaches of their nine pro football teams are Americans and since each team is built around the 12 American...

December 08, 1958 | Virginia Kraft
The eastern shore of Maryland yields to no place and nobody in its sense of the fitting manner in which, fall after fall, one goes after ducks—so the remarkable combinations shown in these...

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December 08, 1958
Duffy Daugherty of Michigan State (3-5-1 for the season): "They tell me some of our freshmen look awfully good, but just remember, they haven't had the benefit of my coaching yet."

December 08, 1958 | Shirley Povich
To lead off this special issue, a famous dissenter was asked to state his case. He has—and eloquently. Before you turn to the Spectacle, the personalities, the scouting reports, and The...

December 08, 1958 | Shirley Povich
This article probably will create some unrest in the family of Shirley Povich, 53, sports columnist for the Washington Post and Times-Herald, and father of three. Two of his offspring, David, 23,...

December 08, 1958 | Shirley Povich
HERE YOU ARE, SIR.

December 08, 1958
For these Kentucky coeds, there were desperately anxious moments as they urged their team to victory

December 08, 1958
•Mary Snow tells how Barbara Wagner and Bob Paul, shown on the cover in an exacting and dangerous "death spiral," came to be stars in the world of championship figure skating.

December 08, 1958
The frenzies of joy and despair displayed on the previous pages reached a figurative peak last season in a game between Cincinnati and Kansas State. Soul in torment at right is State Coach Tex...

December 08, 1958 | Harry Phillips
This picture of part of the cheering section at last year's Ohio State-Iowa game ran in our October 13 issue with an offer of a free subscription to all those who could identify themselves in it....

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
A preview of 135 teams in 17 major conferences, plus 45 independents; and the leading players to watch in all sections

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
The most interesting facet of what promises to be a three-way battle for the ACC title is that the three clubs involved use different styles on both attack and defense. On offense, Maryland is...

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
LOU PUCILLO, N.C. STATEOnly 5 feet 9, he is one of the nation's best shooters, a great dribbler, fine playmaker and a slick ball handler.

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
It is only a matter of time, just a few more years, before this league's representative in the annual NCAA championship tournament will be a powerful contender instead of the pushover it has...

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
MAX WILLIAMS, SMUA sturdy, powerful 5 feet 10, he is an extremely fast driver, a fine outside shot and a superbly deceptive passer.

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
One of the nation's toughest old-timers, in his 37th year of coaching and with a remarkable 677-235 record, Ed Diddle has another winner at WESTERN KENTUCKY. Though he lost four starters, he still...

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
RALPH CROSTHWAITE, W. KY.This tall Kentuckian sank more than 60% of his shots from the floor last year to lead the nation in accuracy.

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
Picking a winner here is like choosing the best of a cageful of hungry tigers. You never know who is going to turn on and demolish whom. But ducking is a coward's way; we like PURDUE. All five...

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
HARVEY AUSTIN, PURDUEA 6-foot-1 bundle of power, speed and deception, he is a key asset in Purdue's bid for the conference title.

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
Like its Southwest Conference neighbor, this league sees better basketball each year as interest increases all over the area. The Border's intersectional record still leaves much to be desired,...

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
CHARLIE BROWN, TEXAS WESTERNThis 6-foot-1 jumping jack led the league in points and rebounds as a sophomore, paced his team to title.

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
Ev Shelton, 21 years a basketball coach and seldom reluctant to predict success, thinks his WYOMING team this year will do better than the one that captured the title last year. The majority of...

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax
TONY WINDIS, WYOMINGA strong, speedy 6 feet 1, he is the area's top scorer, with more than 1,000 points in two seasons of play.

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by MERVIN HYMAN
College football's last big week provided the usual quota of upsets, spectaculars and grist for the bowl mills as old grads and just plain gridiron buffs turned out by the thousands to watch...

December 08, 1958 | Robert Boyle

December 08, 1958
Artist Russell Hoban's assignment was to paint the perfect basketball team—the dream team, the five men who would complement each other so superbly and ideally that as a unit they would be without...

December 08, 1958
The student campaign to shift Saturday night basketball games to the afternoon so that weekend evenings would be free for dances gets a big boost this year. Beginning December 13, NBC will...

December 08, 1958 | Dudey Moore
THE AUTHOR: Donald Wilson "Dudey" Moore is a stocky, amiable 48-year-old of generous spirit and ready wit. Now in his first season as coach at La Salle College in Philadelphia after 10 highly...

December 08, 1958 | Compiled by Les Woodcock