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December 01, 1969 | Volume 31, Issue 23

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Pete Maravich Cover - Sports Illustrated December 01, 1969

December 01, 1969
BASKETBALL—ABA: Indiana, now the Eastern Division leader by a three-game margin over Kentucky, opened the week against Western co-leader Los Angeles. The Pacers' 6'9" forward. Bob Netolicky,...

December 01, 1969
Laura Dalley of Washington, a senior at The Madeira School and captain of its field-hockey team, scored 20 of the team's 26 goals during an eight-game undefeated season. She was responsible for...

December 01, 1969
4—Peter Lucas21—Tony Tomsic22, 23—left (2) Tony Tomsic; right (2) Sheedy & Long28, 29—Arthur Shay35-38—Sculptured Figures photographed by Richard Meek39-46—drawings by John...

December 01, 1969
CITY SLUMPSirs:I have just finished reading the article concerning Jerry Lucas and the San Francisco Warriors (Power Came in The City, Nov. 17). He is one of the underrated players of the...

December 01, 1969
WITHIN THE LAW

December 01, 1969
•Glenn Doughty, Michigan tailback who hobbled for a month with a sprained left ankle, asked why he had both ankles heavily taped during Michigan's 51-6 victory over Iowa Nov. 15: "I taped a pad to...

December 01, 1969 | Kaye Kessler
Ohio State was the best in the nation, Ohio State was possible Super Bowl material—but Michigan crushed the Buckeyes 24-12 and proved that even Rex Kern is human

December 01, 1969 | Kaye Kessler
The Trojans were trailing UCLA 12-7 with 1:32 to play (page 70) when Jimmy Jones hurled a pass toward Split End Sam Dickerson (18). Dickerson caught the ball barely inside the back corner of the...

December 01, 1969 | Mark Kram

December 01, 1969 | Pat Putnam
Handball's saintly statesmen felt that wickedness was indeed flourishing when swinger Paul Haber won the singles championship. Last weekend in Birmingham they tried hard to exorcise himself

December 01, 1969
The Knicks are blitzing the NBA with a display of team basketball unseen since the heydays of the Celtics. Jerry Kirshenbaum tells how this superb unit does the job.

December 01, 1969 | Tex Maule

December 01, 1969
The names have become as familiar as almost any in the sport: LSU's Pete Maravich (see cover), whose scoring soars as his socks sag; Niagara's Calvin Murphy and Purdue's Rick Mount, two dead-shot...

December 01, 1969 | Pete Maravich
I guess I love the game of basketball more than anything else in the world. From the beginning it was like an addiction with me, I played it so much. Forty-seven weeks out of the year. Four to...

December 01, 1969 | Garry Valk
Q. What do athletes and wall radiators have in common?

December 01, 1969
Not in four years has anybody dared pick against UCLA. Even with Lew Alcindor gone, to do so now is still chancy. John Wooden's teams have always been good and this year's edition is no exception....

December 01, 1969 | Robert Cantwell
In a brief introduction to his old friend's new book, Go with the Odds (Macmillan, New York, $6.95), bridge expert Oswald Jacoby tells us that Charles Goren does not gamble, and the reason he does...

December 01, 1969

December 01, 1969
The place where it began is now the southwest corner of the Winchester Square Shopping Plaza in Springfield, Mass. The fall air of a late afternoon is nippy, the way it might have been in 1891...

December 01, 1969 | Dan Jenkins
That's the nickname for the USC defense, an unyielding group which last week helped to beat crosstown-rival UCLA

December 01, 1969 | Sandy Treadwell

December 01, 1969 | Sandy Treadwell
THE BACK: Barry Pierson, a senior defensive halfback from St. Ignace, Mich., intercepted three passes and ran back a punt 60 yards to set up the Wolverines' third touchdown in their surprising win...

December 01, 1969
"My sporting interests have been limited," observes James Earl Jones, who now finds himself out doing roadwork and sparring with his trainer, Mushy Callahan. Jones has had to take up boxing...

December 01, 1969 | Gary Ronberg
Frazzled by the tension of coaching Minnesota's North Stars, Wren Blair wants badly to find a replacement. In the meantime he dreams of a day when Europe joins the NHL and there is another big...

December 01, 1969 | William Leggett
Only 18, Bert Blylevan (above) pitched the Minnesota Twins to the title in the Florida Instructional League. If history repeats, he will win a Cy Young Award, and the Twins will be in next year's...

December 01, 1969 | Thomas McGuane