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October 28, 1968 | Volume 29, Issue 18

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Bob Brown Cover - Sports Illustrated October 28, 1968

October 28, 1968 | John Underwood

October 28, 1968 | Tex Maule

October 28, 1968
The record Olympics round out two weeks of controversy and marvelous performances in a mist of medals. Color photographs and a summation of the XIX Games.

October 28, 1968 | Frank Deford
After a year's layoff Rick Barry came back to pro basketball better than ever. Playing for his old coach. Alex Hannum, and with a largely new cast in Oakland, he helps make the team the class of...

October 28, 1968 | George Plimpton
Just about the liveliest place to listen to golf conversation, though of a slightly different nature from what you hear in the clubhouse, is along the rail fence or out back by the shed where the...

October 28, 1968 | George Plimpton
Golf, so often a game of splendid isolation, can leave a player at the mercy of his own imagination. Fancy overwhelms reality, a pro is left in a small town, a killer stalks....

October 28, 1968 | Garry Valk
That self-portrait of an artist doing a self-portrait of an artist (below) is from the Princeton, N.J. studio of Robert J. Velde, a fellow we turn to frequently when an especially amusing article...

October 28, 1968
The sideline is a narrow stretch of grass, or what used to be grass, trampled brown by cleated shoes and littered with torn tape, buckets, dirty towels, tables, phone wires, first-aid kits,...

October 28, 1968 | Dan Jenkins
There has been controversy over his tactics and dismay over his record, but Texas Coach Darrell Royal went one up on his detractors when his Longhorns ran all over pass-minded Arkansas

October 28, 1968 | Mervin Hyman

October 28, 1968 | Mervin Hyman
THE BACK: Ohio State's Quarterback Rex Kern shook off injuries and tacklers to pass for 170 yards and two touchdowns, run for 121 yards and cause Northwestern Coach Alex Agase to say, "We couldn't...

October 28, 1968
"There is nothing shocking about it—we're naked, that's all," sniffed Actress Irene Papas of a swimming scene in her film, Ecce Homo. Given the context in which she and her companion are bathing,...

October 28, 1968 | Kim Chapin

October 28, 1968 | Alice Higgins
Admirers of the Morgan celebrated their favorite's many qualities with a three-day extravaganza and, aptly enough, a family with a century of experience in handling the horse was one of the major...

October 28, 1968 | Pat Putnam
That's Angelo Dundee's offer as he grooms his new fighter, who is not a cop, really, but was a bouncer, and has lost only once

October 28, 1968 | Hugh Whall
Smaller and more powerful than other marine engines, Thunderbird's water jet has one disability: its price is a bit more than $40,000

October 28, 1968 | Joe Jares

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October 28, 1968
•Norm Van Brocklin, coach of the Atlanta Falcons, following their 24-21 upset of the New York Giants: "Atlanta has a lot of good young players. All they need is coaching."

October 28, 1968
BASEBALL—The four new expansion teams selected 120 players at the National League draft in Montreal and the American League session in Boston. Among the most prominent National Leaguers taken were...

October 28, 1968
4—drawing by Robert Velde16, 17—John Dominis for IOPP18—Rich Clarkson, Walter Iooss Jr.20, 21—Walter Iooss Jr. (2), Rich Clarkson23—Jerry Cooke24—Rich Clarkson, Jerry Cooke (2)25—Neil...

October 28, 1968
Scott Spann, 10, of Greenville, S.C. won the Nolan B. Myers Award as the local YMCA's best all-round athlete. He is a fine football player, but it is as a swimmer that he excels. Spann holds six...

October 28, 1968
Sirs:You'll forgive me if I chuckle a little about your story (, Oct. 14) on O. J. Simpson running "at, inside of, around or over the top of Hendricks." Now, I'm not anti-O. J. As a matter of...

October 28, 1968 | Charles Layng
Whatever else the kids are doing in the school yards this year (and parents may shudder to think), you can be sure that at least some of them are playing marbles. Kids were playing with...

October 28, 1968 | Hal Drake
The Japanese beat every nation of Southeast Asia in waging war, and history claims that they beat the whole world in the Olympic marathon of 1936. But the front-runner was really a patriotic Korean