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February 07, 1972 | Volume 36, Issue 6

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Dave Cowens Cover - Sports Illustrated February 07, 1972

February 07, 1972 | Peter Carry

February 07, 1972 | Tex Maule
Fancy-foot Fran Tarkenton, looking for a winner, returns to his old team—which means that Minnesota may well return to the Super Bowl

February 07, 1972 | William F. Reed

February 07, 1972 | Dan Levin

February 07, 1972 | Hugh D. Whall
One way of looking at the Southern Ocean Racing Conference is this: a tropical excuse for multimillionaires to display their queenly new boats every winter while the rest of us are bailing out our...

February 07, 1972
Down and out in Sapporo—downhill and flat out, that is. A report on the Olympics' downhill racers, men's speed skating, the 70-meter jump and women's figure skating.

February 07, 1972 | Jim Harrison

February 07, 1972 | Curry Kirkpatrick
They had been called robots, zombies and, yes, plastic men long before Duane Thomas made the term fashionable. Their reputation was one of mechanical people—poker-faced, smarty-pants Ivy League...

February 07, 1972 | Harold Peterson

February 07, 1972 | J. Richard Munro
If he were alive today, Mark Twain might want to rephrase his epigram about American cities. "In Boston," he wrote in 1899, "they ask, How much does he know? In New York, How much is he worth? In...

February 07, 1972 | Whitney Tower
That's what the fusty British racing Establishment wondered when the government appointed a mover and shaker to bring new life to the sport

February 07, 1972 | Robert F. Jones
Balloonists had a lark, soaring in their acid-laced candy drops

February 07, 1972 | Roy Blount Jr.
Although little Adelphi can offer only three track scholarships, its mile-relay team has broken the world indoor record twice in three weeks

February 07, 1972 | Frank Deford

February 07, 1972
BASKETBALL—NBA: Boston and New York traded spine-tingling victories (page 12), and by week's end the Celtics, with three of five wins overall, led the Knicks, winners of three of four, by 4½ games...

February 07, 1972
13, 14—Walter Iooss Jr.15—Walter Iooss Jr., John D. Hanlon16—Melchior Di Giacomo17—Neil Leifer18—top, film sequence by Duane Margeson, bottom, photographs by Melchior Di Giacomo19—Heinz...

February 07, 1972
Tobin Reid, 13, Of Dallas, who is 6'1", scored 155 points in four games in leading his Edwin J. Kiest school team to its third straight Christmas Elementary Basketball tournament title. The team...

February 07, 1972
Sirs:Congratulations to Pat Jordan for his frank but sensitive treatment of one athlete's struggle with himself ( Jan. 24).

February 07, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
A MATTER OF RESPONSIBILITYThe swift suspension for the season of two Minnesota basketball players involved in the shameful brawl with Ohio State (page 18) is to be commended. But what about the...

February 07, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Debbie Meyer, winner of three swimming gold medals at the 1968 Olympic Games, on retiring from competition at 19: "I'm loving every minute of it. Now I get to stay up late and watch the late...