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October 08, 1973 | Volume 39, Issue 15

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Fran Tarkenton Cover - Sports Illustrated October 08, 1973

October 08, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
POLITICS IMany people are against the amateur sports bill that Senator John Tunney is sponsoring in Congress. They are fearful of intrusion by government into sport, and so are we. But marathon...

October 08, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•John McKay, USC football coach, who has been using his son as a starting end: ' They used to yell, 'McKay, you idiot.' Now they holler, There's that idiot McKay playing his idiot son.' "

October 08, 1973
Lots of Hoopla is on tap as pro basketball gets set for its opening tap: a look at astonishing Tiny Archibald, scouting reports, and judgment calls on refs by Peter Carry.

October 08, 1973 | William Leggett

October 08, 1973
The American League playoffs matching the world champion Oakland A's and the Baltimore Orioles might seem to be merely another confrontation between two teams that have been there before, the...

October 08, 1973 | Ron Reid
In a pulverizing game in a bruising division, Minnesota battered Green Bay 11-3 without the benefit of such niceties as touchdowns

October 08, 1973 | Robert H. Boyle

October 08, 1973 | Al Ristori
Since July the bluefin tuna have been feasting along the North Atlantic coast from Cape Hatteras to Newfoundland, the smaller fish to the south and the megatuna—those giants in the 1,000-pound...

October 08, 1973 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

October 08, 1973
Whatever happens to Purdue's new football Coach Alex Agase has got to be better than his summer fare—perhaps. He tried golf, fishing and bicycling and 1) got dragged up the fairway by his golf...

October 08, 1973 | Pat Putnam
Something new has been added to the heavy-armored Notre Dame offense, namely runners with speed

October 08, 1973 | Herman Weiskopf

October 08, 1973 | Herman Weiskopf
THE BACK: Freshman Running Back Tony Dorsett led Pittsburgh past Northwestern 21-14, scoring on bursts of six and 79 yards and also eclipsing the Panther rushing record by galloping 265 yards as...

October 08, 1973 | Bil Gilbert
Up until 1970 all serious lacrosse players used wooden sticks handmade by Onondaga Indians in upstate New York. No two sticks were identical, their quality varied considerably and they broke...

October 08, 1973 | Whitney Tower
As Secretariat's fans well know, Trainer Allen Jerkens, first with Onion, now with Prove Out, is making a career of wrecking the choochoo train

October 08, 1973 | Marty Robbins
Twentieth Century Drifter

October 08, 1973 | Kim Chapin

October 08, 1973 | Kim Chapin
The new Marty Robbins song that appears on pages 80-81 was specially commissioned by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED to accompany this article. Robbins plans to record "Twentieth Century Drifter" for...

October 08, 1973 | Joe Jares
NL EAST

October 08, 1973
BOXING—Argentina's CARLOS MONZON retained his world middleweight crown with a unanimous 15-round decision over Jean-Claude Bouttier in Paris.

October 08, 1973
Peggy Schock, 18, of Sioux Falls, S. Dak., swept three women's golf titles: the girls' state high school, the city women's and the South Dakota women's tournaments. Her best performance was a...

October 08, 1973
31—Dick Raphael, Heinz Kluetmeier (2), John D. Hanlon (2), Lane Stewart32—Walter Iooss Jr.33—Fred Kaplan-Black Star34, 35—Heinz Kluetmeier (2), Fred Kaplan-Black Star (2)36-37—Heinz...

October 08, 1973
NOBLESSE OBLIGESirs:Billie Jean King (There She Is, Ms. America, Oct. 1) soundly beat Bobby Riggs and the Sugar Daddy became just another all-day sucker.JULIA EVANSMilwaukee