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December 07, 1964 | Volume 21, Issue 23

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Bill Bradley Cover - Sports Illustrated December 07, 1964

December 07, 1964
BASKETBALL—BOSTON retained a comfortable 3½-game lead in the East by winning two of three as CINCINNATI split four. PHILADELPHIA adopted two pretty waitresses as mascots and won two games in a...

December 07, 1964
4—James Drake29—Jack Sheedy and George long31—Herb Scharfman32,33—lee Balterman (2), Jack Sheedy and George long34,35—Tony Tomsic (2), Jack Sheedy and George Long, Los Angeles Times38—Richard...

December 07, 1964
Gene Rhoda, a former bartender from Valparaiso, Ind. who joined the PBA tour just last summer, rolled a world-record six-game series of 1,532 in the qualifying rounds for the Columbus, Ohio Open....

December 07, 1964
WESTWARD HOSirs:After reading Edwin Shrake's article (How the West Has Won, Nov. 23), it is quite obvious that Mr. Shrake is prejudiced. The only reason the Western Division of the NFL has won so...

December 07, 1964

December 07, 1964
•Hix Green, Texas halfback, asked who called the play for his first touchdown of the year in the team's final game: "My mother. She wanted to see me score."

December 07, 1964 | John Underwood

December 07, 1964
The big game in pro football next week is between the Browns and the Cardinals—a contest that may decide the Eastern championship. Edwin Shrake reports from St. Louis.

December 07, 1964 | Edwin Shrake
The hands belong to José Torres, and by pounding stubborn old Bobo Olson down to a first-round defeat they began to restore the adulation José once enjoyed in the lurid glow of Harlem's nightspots

December 07, 1964
In ordinary years rookies of the National Football League are the promise of tomorrow, not the fulfillment of today. But by last week it was clear that this season's rookie runners and receivers...

December 07, 1964 | Frank Deford
There is an air of uncertainty about this season all over the country. Because the collegiate roster is bursting with good teams, hardly a conference race can be predicted with confidence, let...

December 07, 1964 | Sidney L. James
Ever since Charles Darwin made nature popular, nature writers have tended to fall into two categories: the dryly scientific and the wetly sentimental. When a writer of one school looked at a...

December 07, 1964
Why do basketball coaches behave the way Jack Ramsay of St. Joseph's is behaving on the opposite page? Why don't they act decorously, like those junior-executive types, the football coaches, who...

December 07, 1964
As the first often thousand basketballs swishes through the cords in anger this week, signaling the start of the four-month college season, Sports Illustrated selects the 20 best teams and, on...

December 07, 1964
Some of these teams may break into the list of the elite, and all of them should be interesting to watch. They are capable of causing the season's big upsets

December 07, 1964 | Mervin Hyman
Once deplored by better coaches as the easy way out of teaching sound defense in basketball, the zone is now all the rage on every level of the sport. One good reason is that today's supershooters...

December 07, 1964
Lawrence Peter Berra is short and squat. So, too, is the boy who stole his Thunderbird and drove it from New York to Florida a few days ago. There the resemblance ends, yet for 11 days the brash...

December 07, 1964 | Mervin Hyman
The college football season ended the way it began, in a wild flurry of upsets. Notre Dame, beaten by USC 20-17 (), was the most notable casualty, and the result dropped the Irish from the No. 1...

December 07, 1964 | Mervin Hyman
For five frustrating years Army could not handle the only team on its schedule that really mattered: Navy. And for the last two of those years, Army's line quarterback, Rollie Stichweh (No. 16 and...

December 07, 1964 | Mervin Hyman
BACK OF THE WEEK: USC Quarterback Craig Fertig was Notre Dame's chief tormentor. He completed 15 of 23 passes for 225 yards, threw for two touchdowns and won the game with a 15-yard pass to...

December 07, 1964 | Huston Horn
In the world of upward-mobile achievers, the TV set may be tuned to the New York Giants, but it is unfashionable to pay very much attention

December 07, 1964 | Hugh Whall
The hopelessly confused start shown above, some old-fashioned sailing skill and several pieces of good fortune were the ingredients when

December 07, 1964 | Charles Goren

December 07, 1964 | Bil Gilbert
With the questing instincts of a fox and a build like a wet noodle, the ferret rivaled any hunter. So society passed laws against him, Ferretville, U.S.A. died and the author was left with...

December 07, 1964 | Parton Keese
The Boston College team (above) played a wild match with Holy Cross in 1896—and the score is still in dispute