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September 06, 1976 | Volume 45, Issue 10

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Rick Leach Cover - Sports Illustrated September 06, 1976

September 06, 1976 | Edited by William Oscar Johnson
OLD KICKERS NEVER DIE...

September 06, 1976 | Edited by William Oscar Johnson
•Bum Phillips, Houston head coach, explaining a dismal Oiler first half: "It was a time mix-up. We started playing at nine o'clock, and the kickoff was at eight."

September 06, 1976 | Ray Kennedy

September 06, 1976 | Ron Fimrite
And the Reds are masters of minutiae, as they showed by winning three of four in a playoff preview with the Phillies

September 06, 1976 | Douglas S. Looney
Pro football fans in Delaware will be able to bet on the outcome of NFL contests now that the league has lost the first quarter of its courtroom game to keep the tiny state from implementing its...

September 06, 1976 | J. D. Reed
The league brass was hoping for a win by the Kicks, who had the right image. But ethnic Toronto, which did not, beat them 3-0 to take home the NASL title

September 06, 1976 | John Underwood
A mythical—or perhaps not so mythical—coach leans back, waves his $1.50 cigar and tells college football just how to solve its problems and face up to the future

September 06, 1976
Pro football 1976 arrives, replete with Wanda, Meg, Do Dad and 43 Purple Sloop. Dan Jenkins, NFL glossary in hand, reviews recent events, previews the upcoming season and makes some funnies....

September 06, 1976 | Joe Jares

September 06, 1976 | Joe Jares

September 06, 1976 | Joe Jares
Coach Hayden Fry, who wants North Texas State to attain enough status to allow the Mean Green to join the Southwest Conference, plays Texas early in the year. "We'll probably get whipped," he...

September 06, 1976 | Joe Jares
And then there are the smalls. To urbanites, big-school alums and Saturday afternoon TV watchers, they are as confounding as a Chinese menu—a lot of A&Ms and A&Is that don't seem to mean...

September 06, 1976 | Joe Jares
The scouting reports on the Top 20 teams, the conferences, the independents and the small colleges were prepared by Joe Jares, Edwin Shrake, Larry Keith, Douglas S. Looney, Joe Marshall, Kent...

September 06, 1976 | Robert Cantwell
Familiarity is supposed to breed contempt, but that old saw does not hold true for college songs. Saturday after Saturday the marching bands blare out the nostalgic strains, and in the stands...

September 06, 1976 | Jim Kaplan
WITH MARK LITTELL AND STEVE MINGORI, THE ROYALS GET DOUBLE THE RELIEF

September 06, 1976
AL EAST

September 06, 1976
VIDA BLUE: The A's lefty won twice, setting down Baltimore 3-0 and no-hitting the Tigers for 8⅓ innings while winning 5-2. Blue, 13-11, has completed six straight games and has a 1.58 ERA during...

September 06, 1976 | John Underwood
From the day he's hired, a college football coach has two things in common with his predecessor—a belief he can do the job, a good chance he won't. Meet four fresh optimists

September 06, 1976
11—Drawing by Michael Ramus16, 17—Manny Millan18, 19—Manny Millan, Doug Bruce-Camera 520, 21—Tony Tomsic25—Al Satterwhite-Camera 531—Lane Stewart, AP32—Lane Stewart, courtesy Arizona State...

September 06, 1976
BASEBALL—TOKYO, benefiting from six wild pitches and five errors, defeated Campbell (Calif.) 10-3 to win the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa.

September 06, 1976
ROBERT CODIGNOTTOWANTAGH, N.Y.Eight-year-old Robert, a third-grader at Sunrise Park elementary school, scored 146 goals and won 80% of his face-offs as a midfielder to lead the Bisons to a 15-0...

September 06, 1976 | Edited by Gay Flood
OUT OF THE GHETTOSir:I thoroughly enjoyed your article on Albert King and Rodney Parker (Uneasy Rise of a Brooklyn Star, Aug. 23). It is a fabulous thing that Parker has done for basketball stars...