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December 10, 1962 | Volume 17, Issue 24

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Cotton Nash Cover - Sports Illustrated December 10, 1962

December 10, 1962
BASEBALL—The minor league meetings in Rochester triggered a major league swap shop as everybody else's players seemed to look good. Most notably: Boston's AL batting titleist Pete Runnels to...

December 10, 1962
24, 25—David Moore-Black Star28—Joe Clark37, 38—James Drake39—Phil Bath, James Drake40—James Drake62—Neil Leifer70—James Drake77—Mario R. Marino, Tony Spino-TIME, Arthur Siegel-TIME, Pictorial,...

December 10, 1962
Nancy Davis, 20, a sophomore al Pasadena City College who was faced with the unusual choice (to fulfill a gym assignment) of doing a book report or trying out for queen of Pasadena's Tournament of...

December 10, 1962
BAMA BEARSirs:Prejudice and bias are the only reasons for your article A Rough Day for the Bear (Nov. 26). Last year's Holt-Graning incident, unfortunate though it was, is no reason to claim that...

December 10, 1962
THE FORLORN LEFT

December 10, 1962
•Dick Buechler, Xavier University tackle, on that school's 6-4 season under first-year Coach Ed Biles: "We would have presented Coach Biles with an undefeated season, but we didn't think he was...

December 10, 1962 | John Underwood
Southern Cal survived a giant dose of Hollywood hoopla to crush Notre Dame and keep its No. 1 ranking

December 10, 1962
The temperature in the grandstand at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia climbed to 103.7°, the hottest for a November day in 49 years. But the shirtless spectators with...

December 10, 1962
When a Briton rides a motorbike over farm land, plowed fields, hills, ditches, cart tracks and small cliffs on a cold, wet, rainy day, he calls it, with characteristic understatement,...

December 10, 1962 | Gilbert Rogin

December 10, 1962 | Roy Terrell

December 10, 1962
Sports Illustrated presents its selection of basketball's best and tells why they deserve to be ranked in the order below

December 10, 1962
We know our weaknesses from last season," says Cincinnati Coach Ed Jucker, "and we intend to correct them." Weaknesses? Jucker's team lost exactly two games. It won a championship in the toughest...

December 10, 1962
Bradley, at Bradley, Jan. 17Wichita, at Wichita, Feb. 16St. Louis, at St. Louis, March 2

December 10, 1962
Right from the beginning there was a strong suspicion that things would be different at Duke when Vic Bubas took over as basketball coach. Well founded, these suspicions. A young man with ideas...

December 10, 1962
West Virginia, at Duke, Jan. 26North Carolina, at North Carolina, Feb. 2Wake Forest, at Wake Forest, Feb. 6

December 10, 1962
Bending creakily to one knee beside four glittering NCAA championship trophies, Kentucky's Adolph Rupp raised his right hand, spread five fingers and smiled like a fat, happy wildcat as...

December 10, 1962
Not long after Mississippi State University hired James (Babe) McCarthy to coach its basketball team, students started bringing cowbells to the field house. As State victories became more and more...

December 10, 1962
St. Louis, at St. Louis, Dec. 31Mississippi State, at State, Feb. 11Auburn, at Kentucky, Feb. 23

December 10, 1962
Houston, at New Orleans, Dec. 28Auburn, at Auburn, Jan. 5Kentucky, at Mississippi State, Feb. 11

December 10, 1962
One of the pastimes of high school boys on cold winter nights in the state of West Virginia is sitting around the radio listening to the Mountaineers run down some unfortunate basketball rival....

December 10, 1962
George Ireland is a calm man. While his Loyola team flails away at opponents' baskets, he contemplates the action serenely. And when the urge comes to leap up and shake a fist at erring officials...

December 10, 1962
Ohio State, at Ohio State, Dec. 8Oregon State, at Lexington, Ky., Dec. 21Duke, at Duke, Jan. 26

December 10, 1962
Bowling Green, at Bowling Green, Feb. 16Houston, at Houston, Feb. 23Wichita, at Chicago Stadium, March 2

December 10, 1962
Dowling Green's Harold Anderson is one of the old pessimistic school. "We could use a little more size," he says, artfully avoiding the subject of Nate Thurmond. Thurmond was listed as 6 feet 10...

December 10, 1962
Consider the situation of Coach John Benington: so many good players he is seriously considering platooning them if he "can think of three catchy names"; seven returning lettermen; nine players...

December 10, 1962
Western Kentucky, at W. Kentucky, Dec. 15DePaul, at DePaul, Jan. 28St. John's, at New York, Jan. 31

December 10, 1962
Kentucky, at St. Louis, Dec. 31Cincinnati, at Cincinnati, Feb. 2Cincinnati, at St. Louis, March 2

December 10, 1962
Here it is the middle of the football season and fans are already beating down the doors to buy basketball tickets," complains Oregon State's excitable athletic business manager, Jim Barrett....

December 10, 1962
Not far from the football stadium on the University of Illinois' sprawling flatland campus is a huge, unfinished structure, circular and silver and looking like it belongs at somebody's world...

December 10, 1962
West Virginia, at Lexington, Ky., Dec. 21Stanford, at Stanford, Jan. 11Stanford, at Stanford, Jan. 12

December 10, 1962
Ohio Stale, at Illinois, Jan. 7Cincinnati, at Chicago Stadium, Jan. 26Indiana, at Indiana, Feb. 16

December 10, 1962
Coach Howie Dallmar would have you believe that his team looks "sort of dead, and in more ways than one." First, it is deadpanned—"They all have the same featureless features," says Dallmar. And...

December 10, 1962
Fred Taylor cut his first practice session short this fall and took the Ohio State team out to dinner. Perhaps Taylor, who is accustomed to holding victory banquets at season's end, had the uneasy...

December 10, 1962
Oregon State, at Stanford, Jan. 12UCLA, at Stanford, Feb. 22UCLA, at UCLA, Mar. 8

December 10, 1962
West Virginia, at Ohio State, Dec. 8Wichita, at Wichita, Dec. 29Illinois, at Illinois, Jan. 7

December 10, 1962
Wichita's Ralph Miller thinks of basketball as a simple game. Feed your players plenty of vitamins (his get two pills a day), teach them a couple of basic shots, then let them follow their noses....

December 10, 1962
In the past five years Ned Wulk's fast-break teams have won Arizona State a field house full of fans who didn't care how stiff their necks got watching the hectic action, plus inestimable numbers...

December 10, 1962
Cincinnati, at Cincinnati, Jan. 5St. Louis, at St. Louis, Feb. 9Cincinnati, at Wichita, Feb. 16

December 10, 1962
Kansas State, at Lawrence, Kans., Dec. 15Wichita, at Wichita, Dec. 17Minnesota, at Arizona Slate, Dec. 22

December 10, 1962
Just as the Houston team was about to take the floor for the second half of a game against Texas Christian last season the piercing voice of the team trainer, directed to the student manager,...

December 10, 1962
No sooner would a Kansas State player put the ball in the basket this fall than it would fly out again in an unpredictable direction. It was a plot, of course, and fiendish in its way. The device...

December 10, 1962
Mississippi State, at New Orleans, Dec. 28Minnesota, at Minnesota, Dec. 31Cincinnati, at Cincinnati, Jan. 2

December 10, 1962
St. Louis, at Kansas State, Dec. 8Cincinnati, at Kansas State, Dec. 14Arizona State, at Lawrence, Kans., Dec. 15

December 10, 1962
We are going to try to get the break and run like we did in the old days," says UCLA's scholarly Johnny Wooden, an assertion that must puzzle some observers. Granted, West Coast fans are used to...

December 10, 1962
Mountains are the rage in Colorado—the loftier the better—and the residents get pretty ecstatic about their snow-capped peaks. But on the plains around Fort Collins, an area shortchanged when it...

December 10, 1962
UCLA, at Colorado State, Dec. 8Texas Western, at Texas Western, Dec. 21Utah State, at Utah State, Jan. 19

December 10, 1962
Colorado State, at Colorado State, Dec. 8Stanford, at Stanford, Feb. 9Stanford, at Stanford, Feb. 22

December 10, 1962
Past the finish line of the rugged two-mile Indiana University cross-country course last fall came—who? The basketball team? It was the basketball team, all right. But that's Indiana for you. They...

December 10, 1962
One of the hardest-working men in basketball is Raymond Meyer, who sets up schedules, arranges transportation for the team, finds hotel accommodations, counsels high-strung athletes—does, in fact,...

December 10, 1962
Kansas State, at Kansas State, Dec. 21Illinois, at Illinois, Feb. 4Ohio State, at Indiana, March 9

December 10, 1962
Indiana, at Indiana, Jan. 26Marquette, at Marquette, Feb. 16Louisville, at Louisville, Feb. 27

December 10, 1962
These teams don't rank with the top 20—many of them are nowhere near it—but with their combination of talent and training they occasionally are going to defeat the elite

December 10, 1962 | Forddy Anderson
Basketball's classic situation is the moment when two players—one with the ball, the other wanting it—are poised against each other in a pure test of individual ability. Coaches call this a...

December 10, 1962 | Tex Maule
In any other year the Detroit Lions would be leading their division. Now, in the heyday of the Green Bay Packers, they are second, having lost two games by a total of five points

December 10, 1962 | Jack Nicklaus
If despite a smooth, strong swing you arc not getting the distance you feel you deserve, it may well be because your hip-turn through the hitting zone is too restricted. I have made two...

December 10, 1962 | Walter Bingham
The air was thick with strategy when Army met Navy in Philadelphia, but it was the brilliant play of Roger Staubach that carried the day

December 10, 1962 | Mervin Hyman
As the 1962 season ended Saturday, USC—an easy victor over Notre Dame—kept its position as the nation's best team (see page 20). Mississippi won, too. Along with Dartmouth, these were the only...

December 10, 1962
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December 10, 1962
This distinguished panel undertook the difficult assignment of choosing, from an impressive roster of 60 nominees, the 25 football lettermen who merited this year's Silver All-America award. The...

December 10, 1962 | Sidney L. James
The article by Alfred Wright on page 84 deals with a man popularly called "Whizzer" when he graduated from the University of Colorado in 1937. Exactly 25 years later he is properly called "Mr....

December 10, 1962 | Alfred Wright

December 10, 1962 | Walter Bingham
Christmas is in the air, and again stores are jammed with children's games for Dad to play with. Here are a few of the better ones, some new, some not, but all entertaining.

December 10, 1962 | James Coyle
...and other greedy tips on a trend among sportsmen that seems, distressingly, to be sweeping the country