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February 07, 1966 | Volume 24, Issue 6

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Billy Casper Cover - Sports Illustrated February 07, 1966

February 07, 1966
Their sports seem as different as the seasons, but in last week's bitter weather Pole Vaulter John Pennel was competing indoors where it was toasty warm and Figure Skater Peggy Fleming was...

February 07, 1966 | Tom C. Brody
After a decade of runaway triumphs by the Celtics, pro basketball's Eastern Division has a brisk three-team race, and the big surprise is what Coach Jack McMahon has done to the Cincinnati Royals

February 07, 1966 | Whitney Tower
Florida tracks already boast a strong pair of Derby contenders, but California has little to offer. However, a growing protest by horsemen may bring remedies in both racing and breeding

February 07, 1966

February 07, 1966 | Edwin Shrake

February 07, 1966 | Edwin Shrake
MONDAYBreakfast: Peaches, rice toast, honey. Lunch: None. Dinner: Ground moose with bay leaf, peppers, celery; tomatoes served over boiled celery root. He drinks herb teas (mint, Kaffir,...

February 07, 1966 | Edwin Shrake
After 18 months on his nonallergy diet, Casper's waistline has shrunk from 40, the size he models above, to 34. Along with his loss of 50 pounds, his shirt collar has gone from 17 to 15½, his suit...

February 07, 1966
24 Hours of daytona, a new event, opens the world championship sports car racing season. It brings to Florida top cars and drivers, and Barbara La Fontaine to cover them.

February 07, 1966 | Rex Lardner
Funny thing about Steve Vehslage, squash player. Bump into him and he is likely to pass out, kerplunk. No one can figure out why, but it does not prevent Vehslage from being the best of the amateurs

February 07, 1966 | Fred R. Smith
MICHEL ZIEGLER PROVES THAT FLYING TO THE TOP OF A GLACIER IN A SINGLE-ENGINE PLANE AND THEN SKIING 15 MILES DOWN NOT ONLY IS THE NEWEST THRILL IN SKIING BUT IS SAFER THAN TAKING THE LIFT

February 07, 1966 | Fred R. Smith
This winter Air-Alpes has expanded its operation, adding an altiport, or high-mountain landing strip, at Val d'Isère to those already existing at Méribel, Courchevel and La Plagne. There are...

February 07, 1966 | Garry Walk
Is the Breakfast of Champions swordfish with artichoke, or perhaps fried shrimp with mint tea? Edwin Shrake reports this week that it can be if you happen to be golf champion Billy Casper; and the...

February 07, 1966
Maybe nobody ever called him Gorgeous George, but at 16 George Washington was the certified heavyweight barefisted pigtailed champion of tidewater Virginia. Well, anyway, something like that was...

February 07, 1966 | Joe Jares
Texas Western Coach Don Haskins can cry like a dying rabbit. TW's rivals make similar sounds when clawed by his man-to-man defense

February 07, 1966 | Charles Goren
From time to time I am accosted by a complete stranger with a request to resolve a bridge argument. I usually mumble an affirmative and prepare to hear something like: "Last night I held five...

February 07, 1966 | Jack Nicklaus
In golf as in, say, alligator wrestling, the approach to the problem can be everything. Here are two planning thoughts that seem basic, yet most golfers ignore them. The first is the matter of...

February 07, 1966 | Jack Mann

February 07, 1966
BASKETBALL—NBA: CINCINNATI (34-17) climbed briefly into a one-game lead in the Eastern Division with a 113-102 win over the Celtics, but by the end of the week had fallen into a tie for second...

February 07, 1966
4—James Drake13—James Drake14—Marvin E. Newman16, 17—Bob Peterson18, 19—Sheedy & Long22-24—Russ Halford30-32—Lee Balterman43—map by Don Moss44—right, UPI48—Sheedy & Long56—Gerry...

February 07, 1966
J. Wolcott Brown, 63, a Sea Girt, N.J. banker and former U.S. Seniors' and Southern Seniors' champion, defeated Detroit Attorney George Haggarty, a two-time winner, 2 up to take his first...

February 07, 1966 | Mervin Hyman
It was still four weeks until post-season tournament time and most conference races were a long way from being settled, but around the nation several independents were looking sharp. Loyola of...

February 07, 1966 | Mervin Hyman
It was minus 12° outside Chicago Stadium, but inside were Loyola and UCLA who, between them, had won the NCAA championship for the last three years. So 18,139 stormed the place to see if George...

February 07, 1966
LOVE OR MONEYSirs:The moans and groans we have been hearing lately about the unusually large sums being offered and paid to rookies (Rookie Bonuses Stan a Battle, Jan. 24) are, in my opinion,...

February 07, 1966
WISCONSIN'S SHERMAN ACT

February 07, 1966
•Sonny Jurgensen, Washington quarterback, on Otto Graham's appointment as Redskin head coach: "It's good to have a former quarterback as coach. Otto knows what it is when they miss the blocks and...

February 07, 1966 | Robert H. Boyle
The big outdoor book of the season is McClane's Standard Fishing Encyclopedia and International Angling Guide, edited by A. J. McClane, fishing editor of Field & Stream, and published by Holt,...

February 07, 1966 | Jim Scott
As a newspaper writer, I've covered sports from coast to coast, but after a fourth martini, when I start reminiscing, it is an early-day marbles tournament that still grabs me the tightest.