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December 12, 1966 | Volume 25, Issue 24

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Jim Nance Cover - Sports Illustrated December 12, 1966

December 12, 1966

December 12, 1966
•Tommy Prothro, UCLA football coach, asked who he picked as No. 1 in the UPI poll: "I don't think we're allowed to say who we voted for. But if I saw a fight that was even, and one guy was running...

December 12, 1966 | Edwin Shrake
At first no one took Boston's Patriots seriously, but with Coach Mike Holovak fanning embers of pride and toughness and big Jim Nance running strong, the Pats whipped Buffalo to lead the AFL...

December 12, 1966 | Kim Chapin
Volkswagens, disguised as Lilliputian Formula One cars, have gone to the races in a big way and the pros, to judge by their zest last week, like them as much as the amateurs they were designed for

December 12, 1966 | Joe Jares
San Francisco's soccer team, whose stars and coach have Asian, European, South and Central American backgrounds, took the NCAA title from another group of internationals representing Long Island...

December 12, 1966 | Frank Deford

December 12, 1966
A special holiday issue, the last issue of 1966, names the Sportsman of the Year and offers a rare array of other distinctive stories: coverage of two major news events, a showdown week in...

December 12, 1966 | Pete Axthelm

December 12, 1966 | Garry Valk
Next week this magazine will announce the names of the 26 men who have been selected for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S 1966 Silver Anniversary Awards. Twenty-five years after playing their last college...

December 12, 1966 | Virginia Kraft

December 12, 1966
The blondes, the brunettes and the redhead on these pages are proof of a skiers' maxim: the best place to find good-looking girls from now till the Easter thaw is at a ski resort. These girls,...

December 12, 1966 | Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
Father Hesburgh, president of Notre Dame, prepared this statement of his philosophy of football for an undergraduate magazine, The Scholastic, where it appears this week. In earlier articles for...

December 12, 1966
The incredulous expression on British Actor Terry-Thomas' face as he considers American Actress Carroll Baker's bowling (below) says virtually all there is to say about the cricket match in Santa...

December 12, 1966 | Charles Goren
Since bridge is a partnership game, you would think that the best pairs would be composed of equal partners. Among the most successful of the topflight pairs, however, it is usually noticed that...

December 12, 1966 | Hugh Whall
Harold Eis worked hard to get a third World Outboard Championship, but an outsider, blessed with luck and three engines, took it away

December 12, 1966 | Mark Kram

December 12, 1966
BASEBALL—The Los Angeles Dodgers were the most active traders during the winter meetings in Pittsburgh. They sent MAURY WILLS, 34, their shortstop since 1959 and the National League's Most...

December 12, 1966
19—AP20—James Drake22, 23—Lynn Pelham from Rapho-Guillumette25—Fred Kaplan-Black Star26-28—Rich Clarkson32—Lee Balterman40-42—Ted Streshinsky56—Art Shay-TIME58—Pictorial Parade, Reporters...

December 12, 1966
Solomon Gomez, 18, of Bathurst, Gambia, set a record for the New England Preparatory Schools Soccer League by scoring 30 goals in 13 games while leading Suffield (Conn.) Academy to a 10-3 record....

December 12, 1966 | Mervin Hyman
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December 12, 1966
PRIDE AND PREJUDICESirs:Perhaps the reason for entitling the article An Upside-down Game (Nov. 28) was not because Notre Dame Linebacker Jim Lynch was photographed upside down, but because your...

December 12, 1966 | Emmett Watson
Some businesses start on a shoestring, but we couldn't afford that. We started on borrowed twine. But now we're at the point where we can buy almost anything we want, and our warehouse is...

December 12, 1966 | Robert Cantwell
The old O. & W. railroad is no more, but its now-silent roadbed beckons to hikers as it meanders through lovely country, running along such streams as the Beaverkill and the Neversink