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December 05, 1966 | Volume 25, Issue 23

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Lew Alcindor Cover - Sports Illustrated December 05, 1966

December 05, 1966
26, 27—Walter Iooss Jr.29-33—Rich Clarkson34-36—Don Uhrbrock72, 73—diagrams by Asdur Takakjian, photographed by Richard Meek74—BIPPA, V.I.P. Press Agency80—Rich Clarkson85—Francisco...

December 05, 1966
Jim Hogan, 33, Of County Limerick, Ireland, set a world's record of 1:32:25.4 for the 30,000-meter run despite complaining before the start, "The track, the weather—everything's all right except...

December 05, 1966
BASKETBALL—NBA: Eastern Division leader PHILADELPHIA'S (18-2) eight-game winning streak ended with a 111-106 loss to the Royals, but a new one started when the 76ers took their next three games....

December 05, 1966
SISTERLY KISSSirs:Where was the great spirit of old Notre Dame when Ara settled for that tie (An Upside-clown Game, Nov. 28)? My opinion of the school, its spirit, and Coach Parseghian is...

December 05, 1966 | Jeannette Bruce
One characteristic that distinguishes a good book from a merely adequate one is the zest with which it has been put together, and when obvious enthusiasm is combined with authority and clarity of...

December 05, 1966
IT FIGURESThe selection of USC over UCLA as Purdue's opponent in the Rose Bowl didn't look any better after the Notre Dame-USC game. But UCLA wouldn't have been much of an improvement. What the...

December 05, 1966
•Red Auerbach, Boston Celtics' general manager, asked if he had any criticism of Bill Russell's coaching: "He has the players too happy."

December 05, 1966 | Tex Maule

December 05, 1966 | John Underwood
That was the sport in St. Louis last week, where 107 female distance runners pursued each other for a mile and a half in an effort to win the women's cross-country championship and a little...

December 05, 1966 | Edwin Shrake
Two weeks after the Muhammad Ali bout, Big Cat Williams hadn't gotten a cent. But he finally collected something after Oilman Bud Adams stepped into the confused picture

December 05, 1966
The kids get taller, the courts seem smaller and the scores go higher. The game itself is faster and demands a hip audience. On the following 34 pages are keys to appreciation of the action to...

December 05, 1966 | Frank Deford
Exactly 75 years ago this week Dr. James Naismith wrote 13 rules of a new game but, aside from rule No. 1 ("The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands"), the game that...

December 05, 1966
A lot of people have already conceded three perfect seasons and three national championships to UCLA. The assumptions are not illogical but neither one is a cinch. Somewhere, some dark night when...

December 05, 1966
Partly to be funny and partly out of superstition, 6-7, 235-pound Keith Swagerty strutted around the University of the Pacific looker room before games last season wearing the standard basketball...

December 05, 1966
New Mexico's new $1.4 million basketball arena has 14,831 unobstructed-view seats, a springy beechwood floor, excellent lighting and—best of all for Coach Bob King—not one pane of glass between...

December 05, 1966
The toughest punch in hockey is George (Punch) Imlach, coach of the Maple Leafs. Pete Axthelm tells how he turns unpopularity into grudging respect and respect into victory.

December 05, 1966
"Hey, Bob," Nebraska Coach Joe Cipriano said the other day, welcoming the Converse shoe salesman to his office. "I can always count on you showing up. We must be your best customer." The salesman...

December 05, 1966
The Commonwealth of Kentucky obviously is suffering from an embarrassment of riches in a number of areas. There is so much political talent around, for example, that the state Democratic financial...

December 05, 1966
While loyal Texans weren't looking, another sport was threatening to catch on in the state's high schools. A lot of those young, strong, lithe, quick and good ole football players were starting to...

December 05, 1966
"Freshmen, now they're jest fine," says Peck Hickman, the voluble, volatile Louisville coach, "but by the next year they know all the tricks, all the shortcuts. There's nobody in the world knows...

December 05, 1966
After dribbling and shooting his way through the Big Ten for three years, Cazzie Lee Russell has retired from amateur sport, leaving three league-championship trophies at his alma mater, Michigan,...

December 05, 1966
Bowling Green, Ohio celebrates two significant events each year—the day the new line of truck bodies is introduced at the Daybrook-Ottawa Corporation and the opening of the basketball...

December 05, 1966 | Garry Valk
Our College Basketball Issue last year featured an article on how to beat the zone press, the defensive tactic that seemed to be taking over the game. Sure enough, somebody beat it. No team that...

December 05, 1966
A famous hill crowns the campus of Western Kentucky and is responsible for its teams being known as the Hilltoppers. But no landmark, no tradition, no other sport is so closely woven into the...

December 05, 1966
If you peek into the equipment manager's trunk at West Virginia and spot a pair of basketball shorts trimmed in lace, don't get any ideas. The lace-pantie award is ready for any Mountaineer player...

December 05, 1966
The sun was sinking through the Carolina pines, killing the brisk November day in Chapel Hill. The cute coeds were walking over the golden soil, WCHL was signing off with a soft chorus of Dixie...

December 05, 1966
On a good day Bill van Breda Kolff gets around the Springdale Golf Course in 75 shots or so. Then he walks over to Dillon Gym, changes into a warmup suit and goes to work. Work is coaching the...

December 05, 1966
Fred Shabel, the energetic young coach at Connecticut, takes pride in several practice drills he has developed. In one, players drive for layups and the coach fouls them, often very aggressively,...

December 05, 1966
TEXAS WESTERNHaving completed a chili-hot 28-1 season by beating Kentucky for the NCAA title last spring, the Texas Western Miners flew home to El Paso for an airport reception and a parade along...

December 05, 1966 | Mervin Hyman
"Basketball is one sport," says Jack Gardner of Utah in the Heisman Trophy of understatements, "where the tall man has found a place." The place is usually right under the basket, and the big guy...

December 05, 1966 | Mervin Hyman
Michigan State's John Benington employs either a sagging or a pressure strategy. In the first (below left), Benington's center (5) is stationed behind his opponent, and his teammates play their...

December 05, 1966 | Mervin Hyman
Coach Ray Mears never fails to throw tough defensive alignments at his rivals, regardless of the talent available to him. He used this one last year on Vanderbilt's All-America center, Clyde Lee,...

December 05, 1966
Last March surgeons operated on the arm of famed Spanish Matador El Cordobés, and after painful exercises he recovered well enough to appear in bullrings this summer. But two weeks ago El Cordobés...

December 05, 1966 | Jack Nicklaus
Last summer, during the British Open, Phil Rodgers taught me a unique sand shot, one that I did not have to use, I hasten to add, when I beat Phil for the championship in the final round. The...

December 05, 1966 | Joe Jares
In the last big week of the season Notre Dame bounced back to make a strong claim to be the nation's No. 1 team, even as Alabama's Bear Bryant was putting in a pitch on behalf of his unbeaten...

December 05, 1966 | Mervin Hyman
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December 05, 1966 | Mervin Hyman
THE BACK: Coley O'Brien, only Notre Dame's No. 2 quarterback, tried harder against Southern California. He completed 21 of 31 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns as the angry Irish smashed...

December 05, 1966 | Whitney Tower
In the keenest high-goal polo competition of the decade, the visiting Americans found that Argentina's players still are the best in the world

December 05, 1966 | Larry Evans
As a player Fidel Castro was no threat to U.S. Champion Bobby Fischer at the Chess Olympics, but Bobby's popularity threatened to rival Fidel's. A member of the U.S. team tells how and why

December 05, 1966 | Charles Goren
The strongest foreign contingent to play here in years competed in the Blue Ribbon Pairs championship in Pittsburgh last week, and some of these famous performers had a tough time of it, both in...

December 05, 1966 | Charles Thayer

December 05, 1966 | Felicia Lee
For thousands of years man has been aware that warmth and protection from winter winds could be attained by turning a sheepskin inside out. However, the use of sheepskin in a fashionable wardrobe...

December 05, 1966 | Parke Cummings
It's old hat to mope around just watching birds nowadays. The newest sport is feeding the greedy little moochers