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February 05, 1968 | Volume 28, Issue 5

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Jimmy Huega Cover - Sports Illustrated February 05, 1968

February 05, 1968 | Tex Maule

February 05, 1968 | Tex Maule
As envisioned by Editor Maule, teams of equal strength would play each other with winners progressing through playoffs to Super Bowl

February 05, 1968 | Tex Maule
The rich got richer when Green Bay and Baltimore were able to trade tested or aging players to weaker teams for first-round draft rights

February 05, 1968 | Pete Axthelm
The action indoors was spread over five meets in three days and from one coast to the other. Some mighty strange things happened, but not to handsome Bob Seagren, who broke his own world record

February 05, 1968 | Joe Jares
Jerry Tarkanian draws so much basketball talent to his California junior college that four straight titles are only part of his achievement. He is the chief reason the JCs are a potent factor in...

February 05, 1968 | Dan Jenkins
The Xth Winter Olympic Games, opening in Grenoble next week, will find 2,300 athletes from 38 nations scrambling for 35 gold, 35 silver and 35 bronze medals. And while it is the skaters who...

February 05, 1968
Power in figure and speed skating and an approach to respectability elsewhere—those are the American prospects in events other than Alpine skiing. With World Champion Peggy Fleming and the first...

February 05, 1968
Getting closer, Jerry Quarry and Thad Spencer battle for the right to meet Jimmy Ellis in the WBA's version of the heavyweight finals. Mark Kram reports from Oakland.

February 05, 1968
Spread across three mountain ranges, the Olympic venues stretch from Autrans, high in the Vercors to the west of Grenoble, to Alpe d'Huez, in the Grandes Rousses massif to the east, only 13 air...

February 05, 1968 | Dan Jenkins
For the last four years, starting with the Innsbruck Olympics, the French have been the Green Bay Packers of Alpine ski racing, with that supple, handsome devil Jean-Claude Killy playing the...

February 05, 1968 | Franz Spelman
The current two-man world bobsled champions—the team that is favored over Eugenio Monti of Italy and Tony Nash of Great Britain to win the gold medal at Grenoble—are naturals. Not only do they...

February 05, 1968 | Pete Axthelm
Twenty-one years ago no one in the Soviet Union played ice hockey. So the Russians invented it—or at least imported it and stamped it with their personal imprint. Now more than one million people...

February 05, 1968 | Bob Ottum
What is all this nonsense about racing on skis? Anything that lasts—what—one little minute, two minutes?—is strictly for sissies. What really counts, they tell you in Norway, is slogging through...

February 05, 1968 | Gwilym S. Brown
For various reasons that have to do with winter scenes by Brueghel and the myth of Hans Brinker, the Dutch are as closely linked with the sport of skating as Cooperstown, N.Y. is with the birth of...

February 05, 1968
President Johnson is going to get a present, namely our present to Carl Yastrzemski. Yaz, with Joe DiMaggio, Mike McCormick, Dick Williams and Paul Casanova, was a guest at the White House...

February 05, 1968 | Bud Collins
Robert Kelleher has given the dusty USLTA one year of progressive leadership, but his influence will be tested when officials vote whether or not to allow U.S. amateurs to participate in an open...

February 05, 1968 | Jack Nicklaus
This putting suggestion may sound ridiculous because it is so elementary. However, I forget about it myself occasionally, and I suspect that you may sometimes forget about it, too. Basically it is...

February 05, 1968 | Charles Goren
I rarely write about a simple squeeze because, to a majority of bridge players, it isn't simple and, to the rest, it can be simply boring. However, because the squeeze is a rather uncommon way of...

February 05, 1968 | Charles Goren
SOUTH1[DIAMOND]2[DIAMOND]5[DIAMOND]PASS

February 05, 1968 | Garry Valk
The Winter Olympics begin next Tuesday in Grenoble, France, and in this issue, beginning on page 24, we present our quadrennial preview of the big ice-and-snow show.

February 05, 1968 | Gilbert Rogin
He is Evel Knievl, self-styled conservative wildman—here soaring over the fountains of a Las Vegas hotel—who intends to jump the Grand Canyon on a motorcycle

February 05, 1968
BASKETBALL—NBA: Hal Greer scored 14 straight points in less than three minutes of the third period for the EAST in a 144-124 win over the West in the All-Star Game in New York. Greer, who won the...

February 05, 1968
Russ Taintor, a senior at Brick Township (N.J.) High School, broke 12 course records in his final dozen cross-country races. During his career Russ won 71 straight dual meets and three New Jersey...

February 05, 1968
6—Bob Williamson16—Tony Triolo, George Bloodgood18—Arthur Shay19—left, Vernon J. Biever21—Roy DeCarava22, 23—Sheedy & Long24, 27—Jerry Cooke28—John G. Zimmerman, Eric Schweikardt29—Gerry...

February 05, 1968 | Mervin Hyman
THE EAST

February 05, 1968
THREE BIG MENSirs:Elvin Hayes stated that he hoped Lew Alcindor would play because he did not want UCLA to have any excuses. Well, Alcindor and UCLA offered no excuses (A Dandy in the Dome, Jan....

February 05, 1968
RESOLUTION

February 05, 1968
•Joe Medwick, former St. Louis Cardinal star, on being named to the baseball Hall of Fame after many disappointments: "I felt like I was in a 20-year slump."