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September 09, 1968 | Volume 29, Issue 11

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Leroy Keyes Cover - Sports Illustrated September 09, 1968

September 09, 1968 | Dan Jenkins
The American drama of football recruiting, as observed in the case of Abilene's No. 14, is a phenomenon both somewhat ridiculous and somewhat sublime

September 09, 1968 | Peter Carry
AMERICAN LEAGUE

September 09, 1968 | Peter Carry
On August 17 the Dodgers, who just two years before had won their 10th pennant since 1947, dropped to the cellar. The decline of the National League's most successful team can be traced directly...

September 09, 1968
BOATING—JONATHAN WALES came back from a 10th-place finish in the first of seven races to win the International One-Design Championship at Marblehead, Mass. The 28-year-old Boston banker is one of...

September 09, 1968
4—John D. Hanlon37—AP, UPI (2), Meyer Rosen-Los Angeles Times, UPI (4)38—AP, Eric Schweikardt, John F. Jaqua, Don Uhrbrock, Los Angeles Times, Neil Leifer, Herb Scharfman42—Neil Leifer44...

September 09, 1968
Ricky McCormick, 16, of Independence, Mo., who holds the record for most trick points scored in a water-skiing meet (5,046.6), won the national trick championship in Canton, Ohio, beating Masters...

September 09, 1968
THE ARMS RACESirs:Mark Mulvoy's story on sore-armed pitchers (Sore Spots in a Big-Arm Year, Aug. 26) makes several valid points. However, his condemnation of management as the primary cause...

September 09, 1968
BLACKBALL

September 09, 1968
•Kim Hammond, former Florida State passing star, now with the Miami Dolphins: "The ball is shaped the same but the players aren't."

September 09, 1968 | Curry Kirkpatrick
The new idol of anti-Establishment golfers (not to mention girls) is 19-year-old Bruce Fleisher, a cool Floridian in fringed trousers, who last week captured the National Amateur Championship

September 09, 1968 | William Leggett
The final weeks of this baseball season are going to add up to something after all: $22.5 million. Once again baseball is expanding, this time to Montreal, San Diego, Seattle and even back to...

September 09, 1968
All summer long, from San Diego north to Santa Barbara, pretty secretaries, schoolteachers, stewardesses, housewives and teeny boppers flock to the beaches to play volleyball. In their bikini...

September 09, 1968
Happiness is the belief that your team has a chance. You can't buy that axiom on a button yet but if you could a million might be worn with good reason this fall by the ardent followers of college...

September 09, 1968 | Dan Jenkins
No one has ever been able to figure out how old the sport of football is, except that it goes back at least 2,000 years, which means that the Chinese may have invented it, and therefore they also...

September 09, 1968 | Garry Valk
Well, fans, here is the 1968 college football issue—proof, among other things, that Superspectator Mervin Hyman has done it again. In order to turn out preliminary scouting reports on two sports,...

September 09, 1968
Innumerable teams are at their best, last year's stars return in profusion, a rule change promises more thrills and the shadow of a boycott looms as football embarks on a wild season

September 09, 1968
IVY LEAGUE

September 09, 1968
Occasionally, from his vantage point in Row ZZ about 12 blocks up, and away from the distant field, the average fan of a major university team will lower his binoculars to rest his eyes....

September 09, 1968
Of all the unvarying verities in the universe of college football, none is so rigid as the rule that no star may shine for more than three seasons. Yet, brief though this time is, few players...

September 09, 1968
As a jump-shooting star for the New York Knickerbockers during the'40s, part-time TV Sports-caster Bud Palmer missed out on today's huge bonuses and salaries. Now, as the city's official greeter,...

September 09, 1968 | Dick Denny
One of the true inside joys of watching auto racing comes from knowing just how fast the cars are whooping around out there, an inside joy because this information is unavailable to most outsiders...

September 09, 1968 | Bob Ottum
They work as hard and suffer as much as the headline heroes, but the U.S. paddlers going to Mexico City labor in remarkable anonymity

September 09, 1968 | Jule Campbell
Every fall sportswear borrows some fashion from the rich realm of classic riding attire. Last year it was harness hardware. Before that it was the hard hat and the riding raincoat. This season...

September 09, 1968 | Charles Goren
The man more often introduced as Dr. Zhivago than as Omar the Actor would really prefer to be introduced as Omar the Playmaker. The bridge playmaker, that is. Acting may be Omar Sharif's career,...

September 09, 1968 | Kim Chapin
So strong are Driver Mark Donohue and Camaro in Trans-American racing that Ford's pioneering sporty car, the Mustang, has toppled from the championship into a grim second-place fight with the...

September 09, 1968 | Duncan Barnes
Drifting down a river in a motorless craft is just about the best method in the world of 'getting away from it all,' " writes Elinor B. Nickerson in a statement guaranteed to turn on river rats...