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December 12, 1960 | Volume 13, Issue 24

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated December 12, 1960

December 12, 1960 | Mervin Hyman
THE PROS

December 12, 1960
8—sketch by Bill Charmatz12—Rollie Ransom, Manchete, A.P., R. Walter Johnson16—Hy Peskin18, 19—George Long20—Jay B. Leviton24—U.P.I.37, 38—James Drake41—Howard Hammerdey Jr.42—Bill Diehl...

December 12, 1960
BASEBALL—In the first interleague swap of the unrestricted trading period San Francisco got Cleveland's HARVEY KUENN, former AL batting champion, for the Giants' left-handed pitcher JOHNNY...

December 12, 1960
"ARETE"Sirs:Who among the Olympic athletes best revealed the degree of pure excellence suggested by the Greek concept of arete, which you honor in your Sportsman of the Year award? I submit that...

December 12, 1960
The other Big Daddy

December 12, 1960
Janie Pinkston, 13, eighth-grade chess player from Lansing, Mich. who holds state women's amateur title, kept unruly brown hair from her eyes long enough to win five games, draw a sixth, top 26...

December 12, 1960
All times are E.S.T.

December 12, 1960 | James Murray
Everybody buried Ray Robinson last spring when he lost twice to little-known Paul Pender. But Sugar Ray came alive again Saturday when he battled Middleweight Champion Gene Fullmer to a draw

December 12, 1960 | James Murray
Sugar Ray Robinson failed last week in his effort to become middleweight champion for the sixth time, but his five successful ascents to the title are a vital part of boxing lore:

December 12, 1960 | Walter Bingham
The hapless Cavaliers, hoping to find a football victory in their stocking after 27 straight defeats, discovered, sadly, that South Carolina lacked the yuletide spirit

December 12, 1960 | Alfred Wright
In its seventh year, Bahamas Speed Week enjoyed its best racing yet. Most responsible for this success is big Red Crise, an American who says: 'I'm not a peaceable man'

December 12, 1960 | Tex Maule

December 12, 1960 | Bill Furlong

December 12, 1960
Basketball players are getting higher and higher. Coaches are getting more and more determined. The result: the kind of urgency and excitement shown here as Wake Forest Coach Bones McKinney...

December 12, 1960 | William Leggett
A 40-PAGE SECTION ANALYZING THE TOP CONFERENCES AND PLAYERS

December 12, 1960 | William Leggett
Four teams have a good chance to win, and though all their coaches politely decline the role of favorite, PRINCETON is the logical choice. Four returning starters are led by junior Pete Campbell,...

December 12, 1960 | William Leggett
Strongest in the East, this conference is rich in first-rank returning players. ST. JOSEPH'S has plenty of depth, speed and rebounding. Coach Jack Ramsay's big and experienced front line is paced...

December 12, 1960 | Sydney L. James
Your article Up Squash! Down Baseball! by Stephen Birmingham shows a completely idiotic point of view. The man obviously shows no understanding of the situation.

December 12, 1960 | William Leggett
The Southern Conference, like the Atlantic Coast, uses its regular-season results only as a basis for pairings in its own postseason tournament. The winner of this elimination represents the...

December 12, 1960 | William Leggett
This conference is 13 years old, and no one has yet convinced the membership that there really are other sports besides basketball. At WESTERN KENTUCKY almost everyone is back from the team that...

December 12, 1960 | William Leggett
Oscar Robertson is gone but the Valley still will be exhibiting some of the most exciting basketball in the country. At Oscar's school, CINCINNATI, there is no replacement for him, naturally, but...

December 12, 1960 | William Leggett
Coach Jim Snyder is not exaggerating when he says his OHIO UNIVERSITY team "could have been a fine one, but the loss of Howard Jolliff to the pros cost us that opportunity." When Jolliff, a...

December 12, 1960 | William Leggett
Seldom is a team so heavy a favorite to win its conference title as NEW MEXICO STATE. The outlook was summed up by Arizona Coach Fred Enke when he was asked to name the top players in his area....

December 12, 1960 | William Leggett
There is only one certainty in the conference this year: IDAHO STATE, after eight successive championships, will not win a ninth. Conference members have voted that a team must play a minimum of...

December 12, 1960 | William Leggett
Only five teams from the old Pacific Coast Conference play anything resembling a league schedule, but all nine are included here because they are still measured against each other in deciding...

December 12, 1960
The offense is DePaul's, and the secret is the way Coach Ray Meyer teaches the fundamentals. Each year, with little-known players who come to him from Chicago high schools, he turns out teams that...

December 12, 1960

December 12, 1960 | Walter Bingham
After five years' racing on the international circuit, Bud Werner comes home to study—and to ski

December 12, 1960 | Martin Kane
An eight-ounce tarpon makes the record book under new rules for light-tackle fishing

December 12, 1960 | Charles Goren
The Fall Nationals were the biggest ever—and they produced some surprising winners

December 12, 1960 | Charles Goren
WOMEN'S TEAMS: Bee Schenken, Roberta Erde, New York City; Sally Johnson, Westport, Conn.; Barbara Kachmar, Bronxville, N.Y.

December 12, 1960 | Gerald Holland

December 12, 1960 | Mort Lund
A ski quiz to test the ingenuity and add to the knowledge of both the weekend skier and the armchair expert

December 12, 1960 | Paul Mandel