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December 04, 1967 | Volume 27, Issue 23

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated December 04, 1967

December 04, 1967 | William Johnson
Riding night and day at small tracks in Maryland and West Virginia (left and below), Jesse Davidson became the national champion, but he still dreams of the time when he will really GO TO THE RACES

December 04, 1967
Jose Padilla, 16, a member of the North Hollywood (Calif.) Wheelmen, won the junior division of the Tom Simpson Memorial Hill Climb bicycle race by cutting 32 seconds off the 1965 record with a...

December 04, 1967
4—drawing by John Huehnergarth27—Herb Scharfman (2), upper right, Walter Iooss Jr.28—Walter Iooss Jr.30—Roy DeCarava32, 33—Herb Scharfman34—left, Lee Balterman, Stuart Smith35—top, Bruce...

December 04, 1967
BASKETBALL—NBA: BOSTON (14-5) held its lead in the Eastern Division by winning two games from San Diego and dropping one each to Seattle and the Bullets, while PHILADELPHIA (14-6), half a game...

December 04, 1967
ACHTUNG!Sirs:My attention has been called to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S recent full-page advertisement in The New York Times, and I am surprised to note that the author of this advertisement apparently...

December 04, 1967
POLITICAL FOOTBALL

December 04, 1967
•O.J. Simpson, Trojan half back, discussing his success at USC: "While I was in junior college I thought for a while of going to Utah State. One of our assistant coaches reminded me of this the...

December 04, 1967 | Mark Mulvoy
New York was more like a team of pygmies before scrambling Fran Tarkenton and, of all things, a rapidly jelling defense put it in the thick of its division race and—crazy!—maybe something more

December 04, 1967
Boston's bold Bruins, led by Bobby Orr, are the wonders of a mad hockey season. Pete Axthelm tells why they are patsies no more, and the color camera records spirited action.

December 04, 1967 | Johnathan Rodgers
A group of Negroes meeting in Los Angeles overwhelmingly decided to pass up the Olympic Games. But only a few potential Olympians were on hand, and no one is sure how effective the strike will be

December 04, 1967 | Dan Jenkins
Yale came up with somebody to shout about as Quarterback Brian Dowling (above) climaxed a heady season by beating rambunctious Harvard with a long, long last-chance pass that was The Play of The Game

December 04, 1967
"There is no good in arguing with the inevitable," James Russell Lowell wrote a few years before the game of basketball was created. "The only argument available with an east wind is to put on...

December 04, 1967 | Tom C. Brody
For a basketball player, there really is no season. All it takes is the availability of a ball and a basket. For the addicted, the urge to put that ball in that basket is irresistible. By NCAA...

December 04, 1967 | Garry Valk
Occasionally during a hectic Sunday night—which is when we start putting this magazine to bed each week—Senior Editor Jeremiah Tax will look up wearily from a tangled caption, or a story that is...

December 04, 1967
Just for the record, UCLA has Lew Alcindor, which is almost enough right there. It also has Lynn Shackelford, who hits long, high-arcing jump shots when defenses collapse on Lew; Lucius Allen, who...

December 04, 1967
Carlos (Bud) Ogden, a 6'5" center-forward at Santa Clara University, is the son of a Congressional Medal of Honor winner; so far, Bud himself has earned a cluster of Purple Hearts in basketball....

December 04, 1967
Wyoming's Cowboys were supposed to have had about as much chance of winning the WAC championship last year as they did of driving from Laramie to Cheyenne without snow tires. The 'Pokes had to go...

December 04, 1967
The last thing Kansas Coach Ted Owens does before he leaves his house to go to work is stuff the pockets of his jacket with Gelusil tablets. Owens has a chronic duodenal ulcer. From April through...

December 04, 1967
Samantha has sad eyes. She also has long, floppy ears. Nobody at Vanderbilt really thinks that Samantha is beautiful, but they have hope for her. After all, she is only a year old, and it takes a...

December 04, 1967
So many new faces are to be found among the coaches of this conference that the handshakes at midcourt will not always be for propriety's sake. The two men may just be introducing themselves....

December 04, 1967
When urbane John Dromo succeeded rustic Peck Hickman as Louisville coach last summer, Hickman handed Dromo a UL schedule and a tin of aspirin. Peck was laughing, but he wasn't kidding. Louisville...

December 04, 1967
In past winters one of the more exciting things to do in Lafayette, Ind. was to go out to Purdue Airport and watch the airplanes land and take off, especially the psychedelic ones from Lake...

December 04, 1967
Basketball in Toledo—the Glass Capital of the World—has a shatterproof tradition. Most games at the university are sellouts, whether the team is a smash or a bust. Still, even in Toledo it is...

December 04, 1967
Western Kentucky's Hilltoppers, defending champions of the Ohio Valley Conference, are a team of little brothers and family men. Seven players are married and, since the latest Miss Kentucky is a...

December 04, 1967
An avalanche of rewards and opportunities awaits the basketball coach who lures more than his share of "good ol' boys" to his school and wins games with them. For instance, Lefty Driesell of...

December 04, 1967
Students at Chapel Hill spent their autumn afternoons in Carmichael Auditorium where the basketball team practiced. The place is only three years old, and all 8,500 Carolina-blue seats are sold...

December 04, 1967
Longtime basketball enthusiasts in Pennsylvania might remember Peter Carril. Back in 1948 he was a fireplug-size high school senior in Bethlehem and made All-State ahead of Dick Groat and Maurice...

December 04, 1967
Landmarks abound in the vicinity of the University of Rhode Island. Thirty Acre Pond is one of New England's premier sites for parked-car romance. Narragansett Pier was one of the social centers...

December 04, 1967
Kip Motta, who is 9 years old and blond, collected 211 or 256 or 295 pieces of candy last Halloween. Kip counted them, but he wasn't really sure. The next morning he ate two pieces and marked them...

December 04, 1967
HOUSTONThe T-Bear is gone, The Tree is gone, and The Savage has a kneecap that just won't work. But wait. The Big E is still around, so is The Duck, and here comes The Planet. Houston will live...

December 04, 1967 | Mervin Hyman
Raised baskets in Tennessee test game made rebounding tougher for 7' Tom Boerwinkle, here battling 6'5" Forward Roger Peltz for ball.

December 04, 1967 | John Underwood
There was nothing at stake but pride when two slightly tarnished giants, Miami and Notre Dame, squared off in Florida, but that proved incentive enough to produce a thunderous battle and a...

December 04, 1967 | Mervin Hyman
THE BOWLSThe shopping for postseason bowl attractions is over. Despite some notable omissions, such as Army (8-1) and Syracuse (8-2)—one banned by the Pentagon, the other by its own choice—all the...

December 04, 1967 | Mervin Hyman
THE BACK: Syracuse Quarterback Rick Cassata, who completed 11 of 15 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 119 yards, scoring twice and outplaying UCLA's wounded Gary Beban in a 32-14...

December 04, 1967 | Barbara LaFontaine
The cars lacked professional polish and so did a barefoot driver. But the SCCA championships at Daytona were a fine, all-round success

December 04, 1967 | Kim Chapin
A trio of records on land, sea and air failed to intimidate the speedy outboard racers on Lake Havasu

December 04, 1967 | Charles Goren
With some help from private eyes, Barry Crane closes in on a title