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July 01, 1968 | Volume 29, Issue 1

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July 01, 1968 | Jack Olson

July 01, 1968 | Jack Olson
The black athlete on campus: urged by recruiters to join a society that ill suits him, he is excluded from the school community and demeaned by men who do not understand his special problems. He...

July 01, 1968 | William Leggett
If caring makes the difference, the homegrown Tigers—replete with bullpen, defense and starters—should outgame the league

July 01, 1968
WILLIAMS ON HITTING. Forget the excuses. There is a way to bat. In pictures and words, Boston's great slugger shows how in the concluding installment of his life in baseball.

July 01, 1968 | Whitney Tower
The racetrack sign indicating suspicion of wrongdoing has flashed far too long since the Kentucky Derby. Here, from confidential sources, is a bizarre facet of the mystery

July 01, 1968 | John Underwood
Heroes of past Olympics tried, with mixed success, to relive earlier triumphs at the AAU championships last week. One oldtimer even made it into the thick of a roaring assault on the 100-meter record

July 01, 1968
The rope 'em and ride 'em Rose Bowl of Rodeo brings together each summer probably the most exclusive collection of college athletes in the nation. Like the flailing, spread-eagled bronc rider at...

July 01, 1968 | Harold Peterson
The feared six horsemen of California Polytechnic and Casper College of Wyoming were the favorites for the team title at St. George, but dark horse Tarleton State upset both. A little college in...

July 01, 1968 | Garry Valk
On page 12 of this week's issue we begin a series of articles that seem certain to rank as the most socially significant this magazine has ever published. The Black Athlete—A Shameful Story is an...

July 01, 1968 | Ted Williams

July 01, 1968 | Ted Williams
On July 25, 1966 Ted Williams was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. The occasion was supposed to be a romp for Casey Stengel, also being installed that day, but Williams, striking a note of...

July 01, 1968 | Ted Williams
Williams finally reveals-in words and pictures-secrets of his matchless hitting.

July 01, 1968 | Pat Putnam
The NCAA title went to the University of Florida team (above) in the final round when two players from the University of Houston, which had won 10 times in 12 years, dumped shots into a little,...

July 01, 1968 | Charles Goren
This year someone was supposed to beat the famous Blue Team, and the Americans hoped to have the honor. But in the grueling Olympiad at Deauville the best players from 32 countries failed to alter...

July 01, 1968 | Gilbert Rogin

July 01, 1968 | Dick Russell
NATIONAL LEAGUE

July 01, 1968 | Dick Russell
Making trouble is Richie Allen's forte. On the field the Phillie slugger has been brewing a storm for opponents ever since he was the league's top rookie in 1964. He is a 26-year-old...

July 01, 1968
Mike Heilman, 9, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who took up judo four years ago because an older boy used to pick on him, won the lightweight division for his age group at the Midwestern AAU meet in...

July 01, 1968
4—Carl Iwasaki13—Roy DeCarava28, 29—Herb Scharfman31—Louisville Courier-Journal32—Bulova Phototimer Photo33—Jerry Cooke40—C. H. Wells41—AP45—Herb Scharfman48—Arthur Shay51—Jean Marquis54—Thomas...

July 01, 1968
BOATING—The same boat (Mona Lou III, a 32-foot Maritime inboard) and the same pilot (ODELL LEWIS of St. Cloud, Fla.) won the Bahamas 500 ocean powerboat race for the second year in a row. Odell...

July 01, 1968
UNCANNYSirs:What an article about what a man—and wife (A Firm Hand on a Carefree Cat, June 17)! And how timely can you get?

July 01, 1968
CAUGHT OFF BASE

July 01, 1968
•Ben Davidson, Oakland Raiders' defensive end, on the NFL's decision to eliminate the extra-point kick in exhibition games this summer: "The AFL Player Association is interested in this. It's a...