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September 23, 1963 | Volume 19, Issue 13

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George Mira Cover - Sports Illustrated September 23, 1963

September 23, 1963
TECH IS READY TO RAMBLE

September 23, 1963
•Darrell Royal, Texas football coach, discussing his hard-running, 5-foot-9 tailback, Tommy Ford: "If he didn't ram in there so hard, he might be 6 feet tall."

September 23, 1963

September 23, 1963
BASEBALL—The NEW YORK YANKEES, whose regular starters played only eight games together, won their fourth straight American League pennant (see page 117).

September 23, 1963
Lillian Howard of Brooklyn, a captain at Bermuda's Kindley AFB, landed a 94-pound 8-ounce Allison tuna to top the women's world record for a 20-pound test line. The well-tanned nurse, who is a...

September 23, 1963
20, 21—Herb Scharfman (3), UPI25—Herb Scharfman32—Russell Lee34-45—Peter Turner-Brackman Associates51—Minneapolis Morning Tribune55—UPI57—Robert Huntzinger61—Dan Hardesty66—Phil Bath71—Vannucci...

September 23, 1963
FIRST AIDSirs:We appreciated William Leggett's article, A Success Is Killing the American League (Sept. 9). Something indeed must be done about the junior circuit's plight! With this in mind, we...

September 23, 1963 | William Leggett

September 23, 1963 | William Leggett
and everywhere else in Los Angeles, a nervous citizenry is consumed with a black thought: Will the Dodgers blow the pennant again? Nurtured on Hollywood improbables, Dodger fans enjoy suspense,...

September 23, 1963 | Tex Maule
The Bears discovered that the Packers were human and the touted Cowboys landed on their heads, but the proud old Giants, just to prove that the NFL was still the NFL, wore their age quite well

September 23, 1963 | Dan Jenkins

September 23, 1963 | Dan Jenkins
Texas 9-0-1Alabama 9-1USC 8-2Northwestern 7-2Oklahoma 8-2Mississippi 9-0Arkansas 9-1Wisconsin 7-2Miami 8-2Washington 8-2Penn State 8-2

September 23, 1963
It is fall in West Texas, and across that windswept land sounds the hard smack of pads as high school boys prepare for the holy war that is Texas football. From this brimming reservoir, composed...

September 23, 1963 | Compiled by Mervin Hyman, Dan Jenkins, Harold Peterson, John Underwood
As the season begins, an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's major college teams and the best of the small colleges

September 23, 1963 | Compiled by Mervin Hyman, Dan Jenkins, Harold Peterson, John Underwood

September 23, 1963 | Compiled by Mervin Hyman, Dan Jenkins, Harold Peterson, John Underwood

September 23, 1963 | Compiled by Mervin Hyman, Dan Jenkins, Harold Peterson, John Underwood

September 23, 1963 | Compiled by Mervin Hyman, Dan Jenkins, Harold Peterson, John Underwood

September 23, 1963 | Compiled by Mervin Hyman, Dan Jenkins, Harold Peterson, John Underwood

September 23, 1963 | Compiled by Mervin Hyman, Dan Jenkins, Harold Peterson, John Underwood

September 23, 1963 | Mary Stuhldreher
Mrs. Murphy's halfback was sought by all the top football coaches in the country. Then Wisconsin's Harry Stuhldreher sent his wife to proselyte in a very Irish kitchen

September 23, 1963 | Jack Nicklaus
A golf swing that emphasizes the use of the arms and minimizes the hands and wrists is the swing most likely to keep the ball in play hole after hole. Anyone strong enough or big enough to be able...

September 23, 1963 | John O'Reilly
Bern Brothers found that the best way to keep his water-loving wife, Betty, closer to home was to buy a companion to swim with her

September 23, 1963 | Gwilym S. Brown
An intense young businessman named Beman gets his second National Amateur title, but it takes all the studious concentration he has to fend off an up-from-the-public-links college boy in the final...

September 23, 1963
Boston College over Syracuse. The attack-minded Eagles are primed for the year's first big upset. Quarterback Jack Concannon's passing will give it to them over landlocked Syracuse.

September 23, 1963
ARIZONA STATE OVER WICHITADUKE OVER SOUTH CAROLINAKENTUCKY OVER VIRGINIA TECHMARYLAND OVER NC STATEMISSISSIPPI OVER MEMPHIS STATEN. CAROLINA OVER VIRGINIAOHIO OVER BUFFALOOREGON STATE OVER...

September 23, 1963 | John Underwood
Everything is George in Miami, where George Mira is everything, including the best quarterback in college football. Key Westers are more smug. They say he has py-asso, and they still love him

September 23, 1963
College football teams across the nation are poised for the first big weekend of activity. Here are the 120 key games from September 20 through December 7 that will decide the mythical national...

September 23, 1963 | Paul Mandel
Fletcher Pratt, a historian and naval expert, invented a complex pastime that used ballroom floors and up to 120 players