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March 24, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 12

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Richie Guerin Cover - Sports Illustrated March 24, 1969

March 24, 1969

March 24, 1969
•Rick Forzano, Navy's new football coach, on buying a home in Annapolis: "When the real estate man heard I was the new Navy coach, he was enthusiastic. He told me the resale value of the house I...

March 24, 1969 | Joe Jares
North Carolina, Purdue and Drake survived stirring quarterfinal rounds for the dubious privilege of trying to prevent an aroused Lew Alcindor and UCLA from winning their third straight NCAA title

March 24, 1969 | William Leggett
When baseball decided to lower the pitching mound to help the hitters, the change seemed minor, but there were signs last week that it may have a major effect on the pastime

March 24, 1969 | Skip Myslenski
Although hobbled by a bad knee and blisters, Jim Ryun quenched his own doubts and helped win the NCAA indoor track meet for Kansas when he edged Villanova's Marty Liquori in the mile at Detroit

March 24, 1969 | Alfred Wright

March 24, 1969
The Summit in the person of Lew Alcindor comes to Louisville. Joe Jares reports on college basketball's last try to contain the big man and the Uclans in the NCAA's final round.

March 24, 1969
The wicked little McKenzie River in western Oregon does not just kick up white water. It rushes in a series of boat-shattering, man-dunking drops from Cooks Rapids to Brown's Rock, from Bear Creek...

March 24, 1969
It seems the Knicks' superswinger Dick Barnett harbors a passion for chess, picking up games wherever he can. He has just accepted a challenge from a man in Cleveland, whom he will play by mail...

March 24, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf
When Dan Gable, a nearsighted 137-pound Iowa State junior, bounds on the mat, the crowds chant 'Kill!'—and Dan nearly always obliges

March 24, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.

March 24, 1969 | Gary Ronberg
Denver again won the NCAA championship as an extraordinary number of big-league scouts turned out to see the once-despised collegiate game

March 24, 1969 | Dan Levin
It's 13° and the beach at Rye, N.H. is mounded high with snow (above), but the surf is up and the winter surfers—a hardy and circumspect breed, which flourishes along the New England coast—are...

March 24, 1969 | Garry Valk
Once we get them off on assignment, they're fine. Splendid, in fact—two fast-moving photographers who have always turned out crisp action, including nine SPORTS ILLUSTRATED covers in the past 12...

March 24, 1969 | Alice Higgins
As the number of lady jockeys proliferates—winning jockeys, at that—a group of determined women takes over a major show ring

March 24, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.
That's the way one Wesleyan player aptly described his team when it came through in the finals after barely surviving the early rounds

March 24, 1969 | Robert Cantwell

March 24, 1969
BASKETBALL—NBA: BALTIMORE (55-22) has a magic number of two, PHILADELPHIA (53-26) can't finish worse than third, and neither can NEW YORK (51-27). Incidentally, if they win the division, the...

March 24, 1969
18—Heinz Kluetmeier 19—John D. Hanlon 21—Sheedy & Long 22—Bob Moreland 25—Rich Clarkson 26—Roy DeCarava, Curt Gunther 44—Roy DeCarava, AP 53, 55—Heinz Kluetmeier 56, 57—Carl Iwasaki 58,...

March 24, 1969
Mona Daily, a Miami mother of three who has raced powerboats for 18 years, won the Biscayne Bay Regatta at Miami in an inboard F service runabout. Mrs. Daily, whose husband, a Pan Am pilot, calls...

March 24, 1969
HOT FOOTSirs:Please permit me to compliment SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and John Underwood on the story of Adidas and Puma (No Goody Two-Shoes, March 10). It was superbly researched, well-documented and...