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January 08, 1968 | Volume 28, Issue 1

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Chuck Mercein Cover - Sports Illustrated January 08, 1968

January 08, 1968 | Tex Maule

January 08, 1968 | Edwin Shrake
For years the Oakland Raiders bounced from one stadium to another, playing all but unnoticed in the shade of that other professional football team from the town across the Bay. But last week, now...

January 08, 1968 | Joe Jares
Obliged to practice in their underwear, North Carolina's favored Tar Heels captured the Far West Classic in Portland. The final victory was scored over Oregon State, which had won the title 10 of...

January 08, 1968 | Curry Kirkpatrick
They come out of a back room softly, padding peacefully along like a pack of wolves before it catches the scent. Then they line up in their orange and blue pullovers and their white wool pants...

January 08, 1968
A long weekend of bowl games proved more thrilling than anyone expected as from coast to coast—or channel to channel—the underdogs turned up as heroes. Indiana did not bring off what would have...

January 08, 1968
Five miles short of Aspen on the highway from Glenwood Springs, a new road branches right and climbs six miles past ranches and stands of spruce. Suddenly there it sits—backdropped by boulevards...

January 08, 1968
For the first time the professional golf tour—including jet aces Palmer, Nicklaus and Snoopy—will open its season with one of its most spectacular events, the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am. Given...

January 08, 1968
The superbowl battle looms as a fitting end to an exciting pro football season. Tex Maule and Edwin Shrake assay the Packers and Raiders and offer their victory predictions.

January 08, 1968 | Duncan Barnes

January 08, 1968
Hamming it up with a piece of beef is World Champion Skier Jean-Claude Killy {below). "I am certainly not a cook," Killy says modestly, "but I enjoy fiddling around in the kitchen. Naturally I can...

January 08, 1968 | Garry Valk
Jack Kerouac is a good man, Charlie Schulz. Besides having written the true story of his football career (page 44), the original high priest of the beat generation has this friend who howls and is...

January 08, 1968 | Pete Axthelm
Hockey's liveliest promoter opens for show biz in a Los Angeles pleasure dome and, despite a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, has Barnums of hope for gate, glitter and Stanley Cup glory in the...

January 08, 1968 | Ted O'Leary
That is how Ewing Kauffman, who succeeds with everything he touches, describes himself. If baseball does award him the new franchise, the days of travail for put-upon Kansas Citians may have ended...

January 08, 1968 | Jack Kerouac

January 08, 1968 | Jonathan Rodgers

January 08, 1968
BASKETBALL—NBA: PHILADELPHIA (30-9) won seven games in a row to run its winning streak to nine and bounded into first place in the Eastern Division. In two lopsided victories over Seattle, Wilt...

January 08, 1968
4—Frank Falacci-TIME, Charles Schulz10, 11—Walter Iooss Jr.12—Walter Iooss Jr., Neil Leifer13, 15—Neil Leifer16—Bob Peterson18, 19—Sheedy & Long20—Wil Blanche21—Sheedy & Long22,...

January 08, 1968
Vera Wang, a drama major at Sarah Lawrence College, hitched a last minute ride to the North Atlantic Figure Skating Championships at the South Mountain Arena in West Orange, N.J. and took the...

January 08, 1968
SPORTSMAN YAZSirs:Never before can I remember a sports figure who so captivated this country as did Carl Yastrzemski during the past season (Sportsman of the Year, Dec. 25). The interest he...

January 08, 1968
SWINGING AN AX

January 08, 1968
•John McKay, USC coach, asked about the extra work of a bowl game: "Any coach who says it's extra work going to the Rose Bowl ought to get out of coaching and become a fry cook."