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December 06, 1965 | Volume 23, Issue 23

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Doug McIntosh Cover - Sports Illustrated December 06, 1965

December 06, 1965 | Charles Goren
For Edgar Kaplan, a mild-mannered professional bridge expert, the two-week period that encompassed the Team Trials and the Fall Nationals was filled with as many ups and downs as the city where...

December 06, 1965 | Jack Olsen

December 06, 1965
4—Rich Clarkson38-39—Leviton-Atlanta41—Neil Leifer42—Neil Leifer (3), Bob Gomel-LIFE (bottom left)43—Bob Gomel-LIFE44—Jerry Cooke (top), Bob Gomel-LIFE (bottom)47—Rich Clarkson48—James...

December 06, 1965
Rick Mount, a Lebanon, Ind. high school basketball player who has never, in four years of play, scored fewer than 11 points, surpassed Oscar Robertson's state high school scoring record when he...

December 06, 1965
BASKETBALL—NBA: BOSTON (14-5) ran its undefeated streak to five games with three in a row and gained its accustomed spot at the top of the Eastern Division. High-scoring Sam Jones hurt his leg and...

December 06, 1965
TROT TOTSirs:I would love to see Sudden Death Sabol (The Fearless Tot from Possum Trot, Nov. 22) drafted by the pros. He could undoubtedly play in both professional leagues at the same time.JOHN...

December 06, 1965
Contrary to popular belief, all professional football linemen are not out to maim enemy quarterbacks. In the Baltimore-Detroit tie on Thanksgiving Day, the Lions' Alex Karras broke through at one...

December 06, 1965
•Joe Kirkpatrick, coach of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary basketball team, the Outlaws: "We lost some mighty good boys from last year because of paroles but, crime being what it is, we've picked...

December 06, 1965
The best pro receiver is Lance Alworth of the San Diego Chargers, a superb athlete who believes he would do right well in the lofty NFL, too. A word portrait by Edwin Shrake.

December 06, 1965 | John Underwood

December 06, 1965 | Garry Valk
Basketball, born in Springfield, Mass. and nurtured in such towns as Provo, Utah and Morgantown, W. Va., is challenging soccer as the No. 1 team sport in the capitals of the world. Europe, Asia...

December 06, 1965
Like him or not—and the crescendo of boos that greeted him when he stepped into the ring made it obvious that tots of people do not—Cassius Clay showed in Las Vegas last week that he is a giant...

December 06, 1965 | Gilbert Rogin
In the past, in private, Cassius Clay, also known as Muhammad Ali, has referred to himself as Superspade. So if he can clear tall mosques in a single bound it follows that he didn't knock out...

December 06, 1965 | Joe Jares
The dribbles, drives and dunks begin in earnest on a thousand campus hardwood floors this week. Sports Illustrated's 40-page tribute to the oncoming four-month season starts on page 48 with its...

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December 06, 1965
Only the echoing thump of a ball and the squeak of sneakers on wood keep Bob Verga company as he practices alone in Duke University's Indoor Stadium perfecting his skill at spinning the ball off...

December 06, 1965 | Mervin Hyman

December 06, 1965 | Mervin Hyman
THE BASIC SETUP: Kentucky's Adolph Rupp and his assistant, Harry Lancaster, believe any zone press can be successfully challenged by one attack. In its three options (right) only the cutting...

December 06, 1965 | Mervin Hyman
USC's Mike Garrett did it—he broke the NCAA three-year career rushing record. And Alabama and Nebraska did it, too—The Tide crushed Auburn to take the Southeastern Conference title and the...

December 06, 1965 | Mervin Hyman
THE BACK: Heisman Trophy winner Mike Garrett ended a brilliant record-breaking college career with 112 yards gained rushing and three touchdowns. For good measure he threw a 30-yard scoring pass...

December 06, 1965
He was drawing big, fine crowds to Houston's athletic greenhouse, the Astrodome, but was his message getting through? Billy Graham wasn't sure. "These seats are made for baseball and football,"...

December 06, 1965 | Tex Maule
Gale Sayers opened in New York and made a clinching argument in his case to be named the NFL's Rookie of the Year. The swift, lithe Chicago halfback ran for two touchdowns and outgained all his...

December 06, 1965 | J. A. Maxtone Graham
Nature writing is a kind of industry these days, with numberless authors following birds and beasts in the hope of trapping them into a bestseller. The boom comes just about a century too late to...

December 06, 1965 | J. Norman Mckenzie
What boy can resist the lure of vigor, air rifles and a fortune?