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February 26, 1973 | Volume 38, Issue 8

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Gilbert Perreault Cover - Sports Illustrated February 26, 1973

February 26, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

February 26, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Jack Tillman, boxer, whose choirboy appearance belies his ranking as No. 7 in the world in the welterweight division: "I like the rating, but it's fun being the underdog. Guys would look across...

February 26, 1973 | Mark Mulvoy

February 26, 1973 | Joe Jares
Margaret Court, 12 times a winner, awaits—more or less eagerly—Billie Jean King's return to form

February 26, 1973 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Roll them together with Mr. Nice and Billy Bipp, and they spell sunshine and maybe a Missouri Valley championship for Memphis State, where racial turmoil and defeat were once the order

February 26, 1973 | Robert H. Boyle

February 26, 1973
What do Bench, Unitas, Frazier, Revson, Laver, Killy et al. have in common? They are taking part in a sort of decathlon to decide who is the world's best athlete—sort of.

February 26, 1973
The hills are alive with the sound of whoopee. Why simply ski down a slope when you can walk right out into the air—this is called doing a Daffy. And then, as long as you're up there anyway, why...

February 26, 1973 | Kenny Moore

February 26, 1973
Kathy King, an exceptionally pretty song leader at California Lutheran College, broke the sex barrier in collegiate wrestling—for a matter of seconds at least. When the Kingsmen lost star Steve...

February 26, 1973 | Jim Kaplan
Cornell's outlook for the season was hopeful until communications between coach and players collapsed. Then the team began to sink

February 26, 1973 | John A. Meyers
We don't know how many people amuse themselves by poking under rocks along the Hudson River, but one who does is Senior Writer Robert H. Boyle, indulging his latest obsession. This is the study of...

February 26, 1973 | Larry Keith

February 26, 1973 | Mark Kram
A routine victory over Joe Bugner failed to move the ex-champ any closer to challenging for the title

February 26, 1973 | Jack Olsen
Bald, lumpy-nosed Eddie Baily, assistant manager of the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, stands on the sidelines and screams at his players, and the better the player the louder the screams....

February 26, 1973 | Barry McDermott
Let's take a moment to place Norm Van Lier in perspective. He has given the skin off his back—and his knees and his elbows—for his team. He has thrown a basketball at an unwary referee and missed,...

February 26, 1973 | Virginia Kraft

February 26, 1973
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: What have we here—a two-game winning streak? Suddenly the Philadelphia 76ers ended their historic 20-game losing binge by defeating Milwaukee 106-104 and had their good fortune...

February 26, 1973
5—Wil Blanche22—Melchior DiGiacomo23—Walter Iooss Jr.24—Leviton-Atlanta39—Lester Hunt40—Terje Anthonsen41—James Drake, UPI47—right, UPI48—Wil Blanche56—Neil Leifer62—Walter Iooss Jr.80—Barney...

February 26, 1973
David Anthony, 13, of Andalusia, Ala., recorded three holes in one in the last 10 months playing from the men's tees at the Andalusia Country-Club. Anthony, who is in the eighth grade at Andalusia...

February 26, 1973
Sirs:I must take exception to your Feb. 12 article . The New York Rangers only play like 97-pound weaklings in championship hockey games.