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August 29, 1966 | Volume 25, Issue 9

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Arthur Ashe Cover - Sports Illustrated August 29, 1966

August 29, 1966

August 29, 1966
•Bob Devaney, Nebraska football coach, objecting to the NCAA's 1.6 rule, which says, in effect, that a student must have a C-average to be eligible for an athletic scholarship: "It's not the...

August 29, 1966 | Edwin Shrake
An AFL plot to sign top NFL quarterbacks at any cost, secret until now, nearly wrecked the pro-football merger and made the nervy 49er star a millionaire

August 29, 1966 | Jack Olsen
Don Drysdale was having a bad year and Dodger brass was critical. Result: a quick summer squabble and a revived Drysdale

August 29, 1966
Fifty-eight-pound Beth Ralston of Bay Village, Ohio steamed around 36 holes of the Rio Pinar Country Club last week in 219 strokes to take second place in the 20th Annual Pee Wee Golf Tournament...

August 29, 1966 | Paul Bryant

August 29, 1966 | Paul Bryant
For the first time Bryant describes in detail the personal pain and horror of the celebrated case in which he was accused of conspiring with Georgia's Wally Butts to fix a football game.

August 29, 1966
The zany pirates are aiming at the pennant. If they win it, reports Jack Mann, nobody will be sure if it was because of or in spite of their controversial manager, Harry Walker.

August 29, 1966 | Garry Valk
The way he strikes Edwin (Bud) Shrake, one of our associate editors, John Riley Brodie, the San Francisco 49er quarterback, has the assurance of a man who "not only has more money than you but is...

August 29, 1966 | Liz Smith

August 29, 1966 | Frank Deford
As a racial symbol Arthur Ashe sometimes has trouble keeping a straight face. On the tennis court, only lack of concentration stands between him and greatness

August 29, 1966 | Jack Nicklaus
Frequently on the pro tour, including places like Pebble Beach in California and Augusta National in Georgia, we encounter bunkers filled with a type of sand that is unusually white, quite pretty...

August 29, 1966 | Whitney Tower
As he equaled and broke records in the Travers, Buckpasser's feats were avidly reported, but he also won a far less publicized side bet

August 29, 1966 | William Leggett
Arriving in the major leagues by a circuitous route just before the All-Star break, young Jim Nash won his first seven games for the Athletics and has added to the growing interest in a changing...

August 29, 1966 | Robert A. Hackett
In the last days before The Hambletonian, Frank Ervin and Kerry Way take the spotlight after their two sparkling performances at Springfield

August 29, 1966 | Peter R. Gimbel

August 29, 1966
BOXING—JOSE TORRES, 30, a Puerto Rican now living in Brooklyn, retained his world light-heavyweight title when he gained a unanimous decision over sentimental favorite, but 7-2 underdog, Eddie...

August 29, 1966
4—Shel Hershorn-Black Star16—Fred Kaplan19—Curt Gunther21, 26—John G. Zimmerman22—Sheedy & long36—The Birmingham News37, 38—UPI41, 46—Hans Knopf-Pix60—Herb Scharfman62—Robert A....

August 29, 1966
Charlotte Janke, a Winlock, Wash. housewife, whose husband was eliminated early from the lumberjack championships in Hayward, Wis., look her third women's world logrolling title (she won in 1964...

August 29, 1966 | Kim Chapin
If your entry has just been accepted for Forest Hills or if you're planning to play at Wimbledon in 1967, two recently published tennis instructional manuals are not for you. But for the rest of...

August 29, 1966 | Herman Weiskopf

August 29, 1966 | Herman Weiskopf
How careless can a guy get? St. Louis' 22-year-old rookie left-hander, Larry Jaster, tipped off all his pitches when he faced Los Angeles last week, yet emerged with a 4-0 victory—his fourth...

August 29, 1966
BEARSirs:The first article of your series by Alabama Football Coach Bear Bryant, I'll Tell You About Football (Aug. 15 et seq.), is simply great. This is no ordinary sports story. It is one of the...