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December 16, 1974 | Volume 41, Issue 25

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Rick Barry Cover - Sports Illustrated December 16, 1974

December 16, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton

December 16, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
•Jack Mildren, New England defensive back, on his familiarity with the offensive tendencies of his old team, the Colts: "They know I know and I know they know I know, but I don't know how much I...

December 16, 1974 | Joe Marshall

December 16, 1974 | Joe Jares
The game began in the afternoon and looked as if it might continue through the night, but Howard finally edged hometown St. Louis in the fourth extra period to win the NCAA soccer championship

December 16, 1974 | Ron Reid

December 16, 1974
The sportsman of the Year is unveiled—and extolled by George Plimpton—in an issue that also celebrates our 20th anniversary and the last 20 years in sport, an era of unprecedented change and...

December 16, 1974 | Virginia Kraft

December 16, 1974 | Jay Cronley
I took my 7-year-old daughter to the place where my mother once scouted my Christmas games, which was a neighborhood store where the proprietor capped paregoric and topped cheeseburgers from...

December 16, 1974 | Edwin Shrake

December 16, 1974 | William Leggett
As Lindsey Nelson walked off National Flight 6 from Miami and into New York's LaGuardia Airport on a recent Tuesday afternoon, sports broadcasting's most peripatetic play-by-play announcer finally...

December 16, 1974 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Big timber in Oregon, Ron has shot himself into obscurity on the road

December 16, 1974 | Herman Weiskopf

December 16, 1974 | Joe Marshall
With 86% of the regular season over, Bud Goode's computer shows what the changes did to the game

December 16, 1974 | Walter Tevis
Into the fast company at the hustlers' tournament came Buddy Hall from Shreveport and soon the question was, would he ever lose?

December 16, 1974 | Donald Dale Jackson

December 16, 1974 | John A. Meyers
At a time when publishers, like almost everyone, are concerned about an uncertain economy, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is happy to point out a silver lining in the sports-book marketplace. Along with the...

December 16, 1974 | J.D. Reed
Rodney has got it all and won't mind if you'd like to play with his bat and ball and mitt, for, you see, Mr. Gott heads AMF, the largest maker of equipment in the whole wide world of sports

December 16, 1974 | Rick Telander
For a while the Missouri Valley Conference had perhaps the best basketball in the country. In the late '50s and early '60s, during the post-cold-war and pre-UCLA days, it couldn't be beat.

December 16, 1974
BASEBALL—TRADES: Baltimore sent Pitcher Dave McNally to Montreal, received Outfielder Ken Singleton and Pitcher Mike Torrez; Houston sent First Baseman Lee May to Baltimore, received Enos Cabell...

December 16, 1974
4—illustration by Arnold Roth7—Jerry Cooke20, 21—Lane Stewart, John Iacono23—John Iacono, Lane Stewart26, 27—Sheedy & Long, Walter Iooss Jr.28—Walter Iooss Jr.54—Drew B. Leviton-Leviton...

December 16, 1974
Joe Duren, a senior placekicker at Arkansas State University, booted a modern NCAA record field goal of 63 yards and later kicked a 56-yarder to defeat McNeese State 22-20. Earlier he connected...

December 16, 1974
Sir:A big bow to SI's basketball research (Scouting Reports, Dec 2). Louisville Coach Denny Crum has finally gotten the big man he's needed, and should Ricky Gallon live up to his potential the...