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February 15, 1971 | Volume 34, Issue 7

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Jim Plunkett Cover - Sports Illustrated February 15, 1971

February 15, 1971 | Joe Jares
USC hoped the script had changed for the better, but when the curtain fell the poor Trojans were dead and UCLA—with Soaring Sidney Wicks—was back

February 15, 1971 | Paul Ress
That's what two American teen-agers were doing in the world speed-skating championships. When it was over they had two firsts, a third and new respect from their European rivals

February 15, 1971 | Dan Jenkins
Tommy Shaw's second victory of 1971 is making believers out of critics who once called him just another pretty face

February 15, 1971 | Tex Maule
<b>With many of the NFL's star quarterbacks growing old the search is on for their replacements. Here are the youngsters most likely to succeed</b>

February 15, 1971 | Tex Maule
TERRY BRADSHAW, 22, SteelersVIRGIL CARTER, 25, BengalsGREG COOK, 24, BengalsMARTY DOMRES, 23, ChargersKARL DOUGLAS, 21, drafted by ColtsBOB GRIESE, 26, DolphinsEDD HARGETT, 23, SaintsDON HORN, 25,...

February 15, 1971
A preview of the 1972 Winter Olympics at Sapporo in northern Japan—skiing, skating, everything—is offered by William Johnson and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED photographers.

February 15, 1971 | Edwin Shrake
<b>He's the 'float like a butterfly' man who psychs up Muhammad before fights and in the ring. As usual, he was the first to embrace his champion after the sudden knockout of Oscar Bonavena</b>

February 15, 1971 | Carleton Mitchell
A rare turn of speed is the particular enticement of an exciting new yacht, "Envoy," which can fit a major cruise into a leisurely long winter weekend

February 15, 1971
Let's hear it for Smokey the Bear. On page 213 of the 1972 federal budget we learn that Smokey is expected to earn $172,000 for the U.S. Treasury next year in fees from private users of his name...

February 15, 1971 | Larry Keith
Practice was over at Rose Hill Gymnasium, where both miracles and movies are made. Brimming with the enthusiasm of unbridled youth, Coach Dick Phelps gathered in a circle the Ford-ham University...

February 15, 1971 | Harold Peterson

February 15, 1971 | Whitney Tower
Because they failed to show much as 2-year-olds, no one expected 1971's Triple Crown horses to be anything special. But now a startling number of splendid-looking colts may turn this into a year...

February 15, 1971 | Herman Weiskopf
The major question left unanswered by the $20,000 U.S. Open Indoor Archery Tournament, which was held in Las Vegas last month, was whether the shootout had been awfully perfect or perfectly awful....

February 15, 1971 | John Dunn
Nineteen-year-old Evonne Goolagong may have a few years to go before wearing the Wimbledon crown, but she is already heir apparent to reigning Australian tennis queen Margaret Court

February 15, 1971 | Roger Rapoport
When Denver set out to snare the 1976 Winter Games, it picked a site that now seems to be deficient in several elements—including snow

February 15, 1971 | Frank DeFord
<i>Everything was coming up roses for the San Francisco Warriors' owner until he lost Rick Barry to that other basketball league. Now his strange and wonderful world has become, well, simply...

February 15, 1971
BASKETBALL—NBA: Happy Hairston, Jerry West and Gail Goodrich combined for 70 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 116-93 win over Milwaukee—their first in three tries. The Lakers, paced by...

February 15, 1971
Cover—Fred Kaplan—Black Star for TIME18, 19—John G. Zimmerman21—Sheedy & Long22—Sheedy & Long23—AP29—Charles Trainor, Tony Tomsic32, 33—Neil Leifer34, 35—Ken Regan—Camera 546—UPI,...

February 15, 1971
Mike Usitalo, a freshman hockey player at Michigan Technological University at Houghton, scored three hat tricks in successive games as his team beat Michigan 7-2, Colorado College 8-2 and North...

February 15, 1971
DOMINICAN REVELATIONSSirs:Oh, by gosh, by jingo, let's all go to Santo Domingo (A New Era for an Old Island, Feb. 1)! After viewing your excellent picture coverage and particularly your cover...

February 15, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane

February 15, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane
•Billy Cannon, Heisman Trophy winner and former LSU great, on old pro George Blanda: "If you could cut up his heart and distribute it among 11 rookies, you'd have the best team in the country."

February 15, 1971 | Robert Morley
I was once asked to write a travel article about Norway and, of course, I had to say no. I suppose there are people who enjoy those roofless grottoes and the midnight sun that never seems to get...

February 15, 1971 | J. A. Maxtone Graham
"They still talk about it in the bistros of Bordeaux almost 80 years afterward. In the country cafés where they drink the new, raw wine of the local vineyards, someone is sure to start telling...