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December 11, 1961 | Volume 15, Issue 24

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated December 11, 1961

December 11, 1961 | Robert Cantwell

December 11, 1961 | Robert Cantwell
Young J. Boozer Jr. (Alabama)Insurance executive

December 11, 1961 | Robert Cantwell
Sixty U.S. colleges proudly submitted the career stories of their lettermen, and these 11 judges—some old football players themselves, some not, but all qualified to judge achievement—took time...

December 11, 1961
REBELS WITH A CAUSE

December 11, 1961
•A 61-year-old pensioner, outraged because University of Miami football games were not broadcast, said he had planned to leave his body to the university's medical school: "But if that's the way...

December 11, 1961
BASEBALL—MAJOR LEAGUE OWNERS meeting in Miami Beach voted to change the bonus rules. Now first-year players are eligible for the draft at $8,000 if left in the minors; if advanced to the parent...

December 11, 1961
22, 23—Columbus Dispatch, Dick Garrett—Columbus Citizen-Journal28—James Drake41—Jay B. Leviton42, 43—Tony Triolo44—James Drake45, 46—Robert D. Huntzinger49—Jeep Hunter & George Honeycutt50—Cal...

December 11, 1961
GIANT STEPSSirs:Bravo! With all local Eagle prejudice aside, I'm certainly glad someone finally noticed, and had nerve enough to write, that there is something remarkable going on in the New York...

December 11, 1961
Too many whistles

December 11, 1961 | Roy Terrell
With a violent 34-0 victory over archrival Auburn, Bear Bryant's Crimson Tide finished a perfect season. Now Bear points for the Sugar Bowl and recognition as the No. 1 team

December 11, 1961
When Ohio State's faculty voted against sending its football team to the Rose Bowl, students erupted in wild demonstrations and for two days terrorized many of the school's professors

December 11, 1961 | Gilbert Rogin
In Toronto, Floyd Patterson almost absentmindedly contains Tom McNeeley's gallant but wild rushes and in four rounds drops him eight times—the last time for keeps

December 11, 1961 | Tex Maule
Green Bay mashed the Giants last Sunday right in the place where it hurt most—their defensive line

December 11, 1961 | Ray Cave
With a flock of superb senior players, the colleges launch a season of great expectations, only slightly flawed by offstage rumbles from last year's fixes

December 11, 1961
Some towns of the Old West refuse to die. John O'Reilly tells of the great burro race that proved Beatty, Nev. is still alive.

December 11, 1961
Today's Paul Bunyan, the tall, lanky figure who engages the imagination of all the vast Midwest, is the high school basketball player. He and the exciting game he plays arouse the parochial...

December 11, 1961 | Compiled by: RAY CAVE, ARLIE W. SCHARDT, NANCY PIERCE
A SECTION (PAGES 41-74) ANALYZING THE TOP CONFERENCES AND CHOOSING THE WINNERS

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...RHODE ISLAND

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...PRINCETON

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...TEMPLE

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...WEST VIRGINIA

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...BOWLING GREEN

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...WAKE FOREST

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...TEXAS A&M

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...MOREHEAD STATE

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...CINCINNATI

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...ARIZONA STATE

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...OHIO STATE

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...KANSAS STATE

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...KENTUCKY

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...ADAMS STATE

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...COLORADO STATE

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...SANTA CLARA

December 11, 1961
THE CHOICE...SOUTHERN CAL

December 11, 1961

December 11, 1961 | Arlie W. Schardt
Joel Eaves, the tall, white-haired basketball coach at Auburn University, is one of the ablest teachers in the sport today. Since 1955 he has been best known as the pioneer of the Auburn shuffle...

December 11, 1961 | Walter Bingham
Ohio State's decision to reject the Rose Bowl invitation was received enthusiastically in at least one corner of the U.S.—at the University of Minnesota, which had finished the season as runner-up...

December 11, 1961 | Alice Higgins
...but the problem is to aim him. That's what Jim Elder did at the Toronto Royal show, to take top honors in the year's last big event

December 11, 1961 | Huston Horn
Murderous in their mien, the two men in high-heeled boots sidled and slunk toward one another, moving like bent-kneed partners in a slow-motion version of the Twist. Beneath their broad-brimmed...

December 11, 1961 | Paul Stewart
Sporting games are available this year in greater number and variety than ever before, and most will hold the interest of children, as well as adults, for longer than a few days after Christmas....

December 11, 1961
NHL games through February 4

December 11, 1961 | Jack Olsen
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