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December 09, 1963 | Volume 19, Issue 24

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Frank Ramsey Cover - Sports Illustrated December 09, 1963

December 09, 1963
ARMS AND THE LAW

December 09, 1963
•President Lyndon B. Johnson: "We must constantly be vigilant and on the alert to keep our air clean, to keep our water pure, to keep our forests green, to keep our birdlife abundant and our...

December 09, 1963 | Tex Maule
High strategy won a big one for the Cleveland Browns over the St. Louis Cardinals, but the New York Giants had to rally to maintain pro football's desperate race in the East

December 09, 1963 | Jack Nicklaus
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December 09, 1963 | Scarff Downing

December 09, 1963
The nice thing about college basketball is that five unknown players from a small, obscure school can knock off the big-university athletic powerhouses and win the national championship. That is...

December 09, 1963
"We make up our basketball travel schedule to take us where the football team didn't play that season," says Notre Dame Coach John Jordan. "But it doesn't seem to matter. Our alumni are...

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December 09, 1963
A world series of pro football between AFL and NFL champions is bound to come. Tex Maule and Dan Jenkins explore its possibilities and predict its outcome.

December 09, 1963 | Frank Ramsey
Frank Ramsey once was fouled so quickly after coming into a game that his Celtic teammate, Bill Russell, commented, "Frank was still so cold he had to warm up before shooting his free throw." No...

December 09, 1963
Maine's Senator Edmund S. Muskie is a fine hand at plucking a trout from a stream or dropping a black duck from the sky, but how, the Senator asked himself, do you get 24 live caribou weighing 400...

December 09, 1963 | Jack Nicklaus
When you reach that tense point at which you need only put an approach shot into the middle of the 18th green and two-putt to break 80 or take a Nassau or win the club championship, you should be...

December 09, 1963 | John Underwood
From Starkville to Seattle, championships were settled. Surprise teams Illinois, Auburn and North Carolina were flushed with success; Mississippi State was just plain flushed

December 09, 1963 | Mervin Hyman
THE EAST

December 09, 1963 | Mervin Hyman
BACK OF THE WEEK: Columbia's one-man team, Archie Roberts, completed 10 of 15 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns, carried 20 times for 125 yards and two scores, intercepted a pass as the...

December 09, 1963 | Charles Goren
A few weeks ago in Venezuela's capital city of Caracas, extremists were in revolt against the government at the same time that Venezuela's bridge team was trying to upset Argentina's domination of...

December 09, 1963 | Virginia Kraft
Almost killed by kindness for 50 years, the chukar partridge is now becoming the most prized upland game bird of the Far West

December 09, 1963 | Sidney L. James
The man in the green jersey on this week's cover should be easily recognizable to followers of pro basketball, especially those of Boston. He is, of course, Frank Ramsey, University of Kentucky...

December 09, 1963 | John Underwood

December 09, 1963
BASEBALL—Kansas City, going all out for power, traded first basemen with Baltimore and got JIM GENTILE in exchange for NORM SIEBERN.

December 09, 1963
8—Tony Triolo25—Walter looss Jr.43—Tony Triolo44-48—Rich Clarkson51—Russ Halford52—Rich Clarkson69—Birmingham News70—UPI76—illustration by Fred Eng78—Phil Bath81—Frank Zagarino97—Miami Herald,...

December 09, 1963
Don Delmonico, 29, a Miami fireman who has been skin diving for 18 years, captained the three-man U.S. spear-fishing team to victory over 15 other teams in the two-day International Spearfishing...

December 09, 1963
BLOOD, SWEAT AND UNIFORMSSirs:May I be the first to commend Rex Lardner for his informative story relating the pressing research on football gear conducted under the direction of Dr. Donald K....

December 09, 1963 | Walter Bingham
All too often in recent years mechanical toys have tended to mimic atomic weapons or space vehicles. Therefore, it is pleasant to report an innovation—a trend, perhaps—for the 1963 Christmas...

December 09, 1963 | William Goldman
Bronko Nagurski had come out of retirement in 1943 to play tackle, but it was his running one day that helped Chicago win a title