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December 06, 1976 | Volume 45, Issue 23

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Rocky Bleier Cover - Sports Illustrated December 06, 1976

December 06, 1976 | Bruce Newman
One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. As you counted, Don (the Snake) Prudhomme, drag racing's top driver, could have won another

December 06, 1976
PRO BASKETBALL—The Midwest Division remained the league's most schizophrenic, with the Denver Nuggets coasting along with a 13-4 record at the top of the heap, and the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee...

December 06, 1976
27—drawing by Arnold Roth30, 31—Walter Iooss Jr.32, 33—Walter Iooss Jr. (2), Heinz Kluetmeier36, 37—Walter Iooss Jr.45—Domingo Zenteno, Lane Stewart46-48—Lane Stewart59-66—Illustrations by Bob...

December 06, 1976
RON CUCCIAALHAMBRA, CALIF.A 5'9", 160-pound junior quarterback at Wilson High, Cuccia has already broken the Los Angeles high school career record for total offense with 6,327 yards. This season...

December 06, 1976 | Walter Bingham
Husbands and Other Men I've Played With (Houghton Mifflin, $7.95) is a bridge book—let's get that straight right away. If you don't play the game, move on, it's not for you. But for those who do,...

December 06, 1976 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:How refreshing to read about a professional athlete who doesn't think through a sneaker or talk through an agent's mouth (, Nov. 22). Dave Cowens' attitude reflects a person who seems to be...

December 06, 1976 | William Oscar Johnson
World-class ski racing is probably the most lucrative of all amateur sports. It certainly has been the most hypocritical in its system of paying its athletes. Now, with another racing season...

December 06, 1976 | Joe Jares
Los Angeles is rich in pop culture, having given us tangerine-flake auto paint. Big Boy and McDonald's hamburgers, Barbie and Ken, and Pink Bubble Gum ice cream. Now, from the people who gave us...

December 06, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
WORMY

December 06, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Edward Steinberg, Silver Spring, Md. sports fan, commenting on Bowie Kuhn being named chairman of National Bible Week: "One wonders whether the baseball commissioner received this designation...

December 06, 1976 | Dan Jenkins
The Pittsburgh avalanche rolled on, burying Cincinnati and keeping Steeler hopes alive, but there is tough sledding ahead, in the playoff drive

December 06, 1976 | William Leggett
One of the season's best 2-year-olds got out of a tough trap to win the prestigious Remsen while his owner was taking a snooze in Toronto. You see, racing fans, Bruin Goalie Gerry Cheevers had to...

December 06, 1976 | Douglas S. Looney
In his last regular-season show, with Pittsburgh as a stage, Mr. Dorsett starred before a very unappreciative audience of Penn Staters

December 06, 1976 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

December 06, 1976
For most Latin American fighters, who now hold 16 of the 25 world championships, boxing was the only way to leave the mean streets behind, to get under the wheel of a shiny red Mustang Cobra II....

December 06, 1976 | Pat Putnam
Across from the Atlas Gimnasio, the barefoot children were laughing and racing through the litter of Zarco Street. All of the children but one, a 6-year-old wisp they called Pepe, who huddled...

December 06, 1976 | Virginia Kraft
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December 06, 1976 | Joe Marshall
RUTGERS WOUND UP WITH A PERFECT SEASON AND THE NATION'S LONGEST WINNING STREAK, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO BOWLS, THE KNIGHTS ARE SPINNING THEIR WHEELS

December 06, 1976 | Herman Weiskopf

December 06, 1976 | Herman Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Senior Center John Peluci, whose redoubtable blocking has paved Tony Dorsett's way for several years, was popping them aside all night as No. 1 Pittsburgh took Penn State 24-7 to finish...

December 06, 1976 | Kent Hannon
THE WILSON BROTHERS—RON, RANDY AND BRAD—ARE PUTTING THE PUCK IN THE NET FOR THE SCHOOL WHERE ERNIE D AND BASKETBALL ONCE REIGNED

December 06, 1976 | Barry McDermott
WHEN ARIZONA PLAYS ARIZONA STATE YOU CAN HEAR THE DIN FOR 120 MILES

December 06, 1976
Mountain man Bill Walton has himself and his game together. The massive Trail Blazer center leads the NBA in both rebounds and blocked shots and is hale, hearty and happy. Curry Kirkpatrick reports.

December 06, 1976 | Richard W. Johnston
AT SUNSET BEACH THE TALK WAS OF TOURS, DOLLARS AND CONGLOMERATES

December 06, 1976 | Anita Verschoth
HAVING RUN 110 MILES A WEEK AT 7,000 FEET IN NEW MEXICO, RICK ROJAS CRUISED OVER PHILADELPHIA'S HILLY FAIRMOUNT COURSE TO WIN THE AAU CHAMPIONSHIP

December 06, 1976 | Ron Reid
A BUNCH OF NURSERYMEN SHUT DOWN THE LOCAL BAR IN THE NTFL FINALS