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April 14, 1975 | Volume 42, Issue 15

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Vasili Alexeyev Cover - Sports Illustrated April 14, 1975

April 14, 1975
Barry Stebbins, a sophomore, paced Mt. St. Mary's College of Emmitsburg, Md. to the Mason-Dixon indoor track title in Lexington, Va. He won the 60-yard dash (6.4), 60-yard hurdles (7.5) and long...

April 14, 1975
28, 29—Eric Schweikardt30, 31—Heinz Kluetmeier32—John Iacono33—Dan Baliotti73—Suresh Shivdasani76, 79—John D. Hanlon103—Bob Braley (1)

April 14, 1975
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Ironically enough, the most interesting race at the end of the season occurred between two sub-.500 clubs, New York and Cleveland, fighting for one wild-card spot in the...

April 14, 1975 | Edited by Gay Flood
RAVES FOR A BRAVESir:After living in Buffalo all my life, I am convinced of the city's devotion to professional sports. And I'm very grateful that you have seen fit to give Randy Smith the...

April 14, 1975 | Virginia Kraft
The atmosphere at James L. Cox' English Grouse Walk is very English indeed, which makes its location on the eastern edge of the Pennsylvania Dutch country all the more incongruous. Tucked away...

April 14, 1975 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
DOUBLETAKE

April 14, 1975 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Brian Oldfield, shotputter, on his former job as instructor at a juvenile correctional institution: "It was the only place I could teach and not have to go to PTA meetings."

April 14, 1975 | Joe Jares

April 14, 1975 | Dan Levin
Harvard was smooth and unabashedly rude when it won the 1974 national championship. In its first outing, this year's eight demolished a whole flotilla of powerful rivals while behaving impeccably...

April 14, 1975 | Larry Keith
The gymnasts who followed familiar Japanese technique and philosophy came away as winners at the NCAA championships

April 14, 1975 | Pat Putnam
New faces dot the playoffs, but when it's all over toward the end of May, you'll probably recognize Boston or Washington

April 14, 1975 | Mark Mulvoy
If any team can stop the Flyers, it will first have to outthink Bobby Clarke and then try to outshoot Bernie Parent in goal

April 14, 1975 | Leo Durocher

April 14, 1975 | Leo Durocher
Joining the Giants, the Dodgers' archenemies, Durocher is spellbound by Bobby Thomson's home run, delighted by Willie Mays and charmed by Dusty Rhodes.

April 14, 1975
Marching on Augusta is a regiment of top golfers led by Jack Nicklaus, who will be out gunning for his fifth Masters title. Can Gary Player, Johnny Miller or anyone else stop him? Dan Jenkins will...

April 14, 1975
...who only stand and wait while their husbands struggle to make pars and birdies. It can be a frustrating experience, walking outside the ropes that line the fairways, unable to contribute more...

April 14, 1975 | Sarah Pileggi
Some of them dream of it, some of them dread it, but a golfer's wife would not miss the Masters for anything short of childbirth. The trip to Augusta is the social Everest of the tour, a week when...

April 14, 1975 | John A. Meyers
To illustrate the first and second installments of Leo Durocher's four-part series of reminiscences, which continue this week on page 38, Art Director Dick Gangel called upon a man whose affection...

April 14, 1975 | Terry Davis

April 14, 1975 | Jerry Green
Slam-bang play in the nationals belies the sport's gentle image

April 14, 1975 | William O. Johnson
After a year of slaloming for pay, Hank Kashiwa (foreground) became the champion in a sport where they fine you for missing the parties

April 14, 1975 | Tex Maule
Few of the competitors at the Texas Relays were as fast as Larry Shipp, but most had a ball anyway, particularly the OTIS 400-yard relay team

April 14, 1975 | William O. Johnson

April 14, 1975 | Rudy Anderson
It's another hot day, one of many through spring and summer—a day that sears the body in football armor. Hip pads are heavy with sweat. Rib pads bite into bone. Shoulder pads that fit so well in...

April 14, 1975 | John Schulian
The only people in Los Angeles unprepared for the arrival of the Dodgers in 1958 were the 1958 Dodgers. They bumbled through the season like miscast actors, which, I thought, was not the way a...