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November 19, 1973 | Volume 39, Issue 21

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Phil Esposito Cover - Sports Illustrated November 19, 1973

November 19, 1973 | Brock Yates
Night grips the northern Michigan forest in a frozen shroud and low squadrons of nimbus clouds, bellies bloated with snow, scud over the stands of pine and birch. A knot of people, all puffed with...

November 19, 1973 | Robert Cantwell

November 19, 1973
PRO BASKETBALL—ABA: The Kentucky Colonels brought pro basketball back to Cincinnati as part of their agreement to make that city their sometime hometown, but nothing good came of it. The Colonels...

November 19, 1973
33—Neil Leifer, Al Szabo34, 35—Tony Triolo (2), Neil Leifer36, 37—Neil Leifer38, 39—Wil Blanche46, 47—Harry Benson56, 57—John D. Hanlon77—illustration by Donald Moss81—AP, London Daily...

November 19, 1973
Frank Tusinski, the goalie for the University of Missouri-St. Louis soccer team, recorded his 10th shutout against the nation's No. 1-ranked Southern Illinois U.-Edwardsville. A two-sport...

November 19, 1973
KICKSSirs:Some comments on Tex Maule's article (In It Just for Kicks, Nov. 5): Should not George Blanda be included among the not-so-helpless kickers? In the proximate past, as backup quarterback...

November 19, 1973 | Jonathan Yardley
Peter Gent, who labored for several seasons as a Dallas Cowboy receiver, has undergone a startling metamorphosis: he appears now as Peter Gent, author of the best-selling novel North Dallas Forty...

November 19, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

November 19, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Bob Devaney, Nebraska athletic director: "Johnny Rodgers is not only the greatest athlete I ever coached, he is the greatest athlete I have ever seen. The only thing he could not do real well was...

November 19, 1973 | Mark Mulvoy

November 19, 1973 | Tex Maule
Atlanta Coach Norm Van Brocklin placed his bets on 7 (Pat Sullivan) and 11 (Dick Shiner) before getting lucky with Bob Lee

November 19, 1973 | Gwilym S. Brown
All Southern Illinois ever wanted to do was to beat #¼" & $ St. Louis U., and all it did, as always, was lose to the #¼" & $'S

November 19, 1973 | Dan Levin
He shot his Sky-Cycle into the air and it fell to earth there—down in the Snake River instead of on the other side of the canyon. Well, so much for test runs; next time daredevil Evel Knievel will...

November 19, 1973 | William Johnson

November 19, 1973
College Basketball jumps into a new season, bringing with it the also-ran's eternal hope: maybe this is the year. Not likely. Bill Walton and UCLA still top the Top 20. But if there is an upset,...

November 19, 1973 | Robert Allen Hardin

November 19, 1973
Escape lies out there in the land of no lift tickets, in peaceful expanses where one skis across the country instead of down it. From the Far West all along the snow belt to the serene meadows of...

November 19, 1973 | John A. Meyers
Someday there will be a book called The Cantwell Papers. Its scholarly editor will make the usual acknowledgments to members of Robert Cantwell's family, friends and colleagues on The New...

November 19, 1973
A trick-or-treating youngster visited Roger Staubach in Dallas and was appropriately rewarded with Halloween sweets. After leaving the house, the boy had second thoughts. He returned, knocked on...

November 19, 1973 | Pat Putnam
As Ohio State and Michigan prepare to settle another conference, and perhaps national, title, it is clear the Big Ten is still a misnomer

November 19, 1973 | Larry Keith

November 19, 1973 | Larry Keith
THE BACK: John Cappelletti's 220 yards against N.C. State was a career high, giving him 1,157 this year. He has already surpassed his 1972 mark of 1,117 yards which had stood second on the Lions'...

November 19, 1973 | Peter Carry
The Portland Trail Blazers couldn't find their way out of the loss column until Rick Roberson, a center with sinusitis, showed them the way

November 19, 1973 | William Leggett
Her real name is Dahlia, she is just a little French, but she is a lot of horse with regal credentials. The first filly ever to win the Washington D.C. International, she held back on a slow pace,...