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January 13, 1964 | Volume 20, Issue 2

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Jess Williard Cover - Sports Illustrated January 13, 1964

January 13, 1964 | Bob Ottum
Little Davidson still rates high academically, and now it also has the only undefeated major college team in the South

January 13, 1964

January 13, 1964 | John Underwood
Still probing the depths of its conscience, Dallas felt more on trial than Texas or Navy as the nation's two top-ranked teams battled away in the Cotton Bowl

January 13, 1964 | David E. Scherman

January 13, 1964 | Gwilym S. Brown
Palm Springs calls itself the winter golf capital of the world, and rightly. On the desert floor of California's Coachella Valley a concatenation of 16 golf courses has emerged from the sand to...

January 13, 1964
With the olympics only days off, members of the U.S. ski team move into final tune-up races, hoping to improve the scandalously low seedings they were assigned for Innsbruck.

January 13, 1964
Auto Driving Champion Jimmy Clark has devised his own unique method of scoring in golf. "Six strokes and three throws," he recently announced to a partner marking up the tally for a hole at Pebble...

January 13, 1964 | Sidney L. James
In publishing the memoirs of the late Jack (Doc) Kearns, which begin on page 48 of this issue, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has a multiple purpose. First, of course, we hope to entertain by recapturing an...

January 13, 1964 | Charles Goren
The recent Fall National contract bridge championships produced a tremendously popular victory. Let me hasten to add that I am not referring to the individuals involved, popular as they may be. I...

January 13, 1964 | Alfred Wright
The play may not have been the best, but the sun was shining and the mood exciting as the pros began golf's richest year

January 13, 1964 | Kenneth Rudeen
As college football bowed out in holiday splendor, athletes named Grabbo and Gator and such won the nation's applause by emerging as the stars of their teams' triumphs

January 13, 1964 | Jack [Doc] Kearns

January 13, 1964 | Jack [Doc] Kearns
Jack Dempsey's devastation of the giant Jess Willard on that broiling Fourth of July in Toledo 45 years ago was so complete—and so unexpected—that a rumor of foul play has persisted to this day: a...

January 13, 1964 | Jack [Doc] Kearns
A bit jowly, but otherwise trim and fit for his 68 years, Jack Dempsey sat at the greeter's table in his Broadway restaurant and spat an indignant denial that his fists were encased in plaster of...

January 13, 1964 | Jack [Doc] Kearns
Next week, in Part II of his memoirs, Doc Kearns tells of the freewheeling, tumultuous years with Mickey Walker.

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January 13, 1964
•Red Auerbach, Boston Celtics coach, on how he tried to stop Oscar Robertson: "I told my players to hold their hands as high as possible and spread their fingers wider apart to get more reach. So...

January 13, 1964 | Mervin Hyman

January 13, 1964
A roundup of the sports information of the week

January 13, 1964
11—Hy Peskin16, 17—Al Panzera24—Russell Lee37—Phil Bath38—courtesy San Bernardino (Calif.) Sun-Telegram42, 43-Phil Bath44, 45—H. J. Patterson-New Orleans States-Item, Bob East-Miami Herald48,...

January 13, 1964
Glenn Cowan, 12, of New Rochelle, N.Y., who has played table tennis only two years and has not yet lost a tournament for boys 13 and under (he has 15 victories) won the singles for his age group...

January 13, 1964
THE MANSirs:Pete Rozelle? Even the great iguana hunter, Richard Burton, has more credentials.BILL GILLISLancaster, Calif.

January 13, 1964 | Gilbert Rogin

January 13, 1964
A college basketball quiz to tease the memory and increase the knowledge of casual fans and armchair experts

January 13, 1964 | Peter Griffith
Trinidad/Puerto Rico/The Virgin Islands

January 13, 1964 | Harry Paxton
Robert F. Mimm, a 39-year-old Levittown, Pa. householder with a wife and six children, is a race walker. He qualified as one of the six walkers on the 1960 U.S. Olympic squad but he was not the...