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January 29, 1968 | Volume 28, Issue 4

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Elvin Hayes Cover - Sports Illustrated January 29, 1968

January 29, 1968
SELF-IMMOLATION

January 29, 1968
•Don Chaney, Houston Cougar forward, recalling the days when he used to wear out the grass in his backyard practicing basketball: "If my mother had things for me to do, she'd just water down the...

January 29, 1968 | Joe Jares
This season's best college basketball game was played before the sport's largest audience—watching (right) at the Astrodome, televiewing In 49 states—as Houston became the nation's top team,...

January 29, 1968 | Dan Jenkins
After last weekend's Hahnenkamm, the Olympics begin to look like a horse race. Austria's Nenning won another downhill, Switzerland's Giovanoli another slalom, and Jean-Claude Killy leaped back to form

January 29, 1968 | Bob Ottum
An 18-year-old figure skater from Montana put on a show in Philadelphia last week that wowed the crowd, shook up the judges and gave the world warning that it had better keep an eye on the U.S. at...

January 29, 1968 | Tex Maule
It goes in here and it comes out there. Pro football's scouts may not know how the computer works, but the feedback is taking chance out of the player draft

January 29, 1968 | Tom C. Brody
Frustrated by the shortcomings of the average express cruiser and yearning for the freedom of sail without the work it entails, a retired Navy man found inspiration in a fisherman's flopperstopper...

January 29, 1968 | Garry Valk
It was only a question of time, once Judge Roy Hofheinz opened his Houston pleasure dome, before basketball would be the attraction and the place would be packed. Now (page 16) we know how many...

January 29, 1968 | Ron Delany
The years of learning, of training, of agony and ecstasy came to a glorious peak at the Melbourne Games when Delany swept to victory

January 29, 1968
Phillipe Cousteau, the 27-year-old son of French Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, is trying, like his father, to document life in the sea. Jacques does it the hard way, but Phillipe is going him...

January 29, 1968 | Mark Mulvoy
Marty Fleckman (below) swings a golf club the way Byron Nelson taught him, hits a golf ball farther than Arnold Palmer and plays with equipment designed by Jack Nicklaus. So perhaps it should not...

January 29, 1968 | Pete Axthelm
Tommie Smith stood on the lowest of the three award platforms on the floor of the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The names of Jim Kemp, the surprising winner of the 440-yard dash at the Los Angeles...

January 29, 1968 | Frank Deford
Spouting Scripture instead of statistics, mixing Milton with backwoods banter, Bill Currie—a man sporting an omniscient memory and an omnipresent Piedmont drawl—inundates Carolina with...

January 29, 1968
BASKETBALL—NBA: PHILADELPHIA (35-14) lost two of three games and had its Eastern lead cut in half to 1½ games over BOSTON (32-14), which won three of four as Sam Jones and John Havlicek combined...

January 29, 1968
4—John D. Hanlon10—AP17—James Drake18—James Drake, Neil Leifer (3)20, 21—Jerry Cooke22—Eric Schweikardt42, 43—Melbourne Herald-Sun50, 51—Irish Times, Brian Seed52—London Daily Express-Pictorial...

January 29, 1968
Matt Lynett, 12, of Williamsville, N.Y. and a high-scoring center on the Amherst Peewee ice-hockey team, journeyed to Canada with his club and helped it win championships in two tournaments in...

January 29, 1968 | Mervin Hyman
THE SOUTH

January 29, 1968
EAST OF EDENSirs:You dirty dogs! Having spent the greater part of November in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora-Bora and, finally, having suppressed my Polynesia-mania to the point where it only hurts when...

January 29, 1968 | Anita Verschoth
In the far desert there is peace and tranquility. One feels the force of the sun and the mysterious silence of the night. Under these high mountains lies buried much treasure, and great will be...

January 29, 1968 | Rick Talley
Notre Dame myth and Hollywood corn made a football Galahad out of George Gipp, but Galahad had a practical side