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September 05, 1977 | Volume 47, Issue 10

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Ross Browner Cover - Sports Illustrated September 05, 1977

September 05, 1977
AUTO RACING—NIKI LAUDA drove his Ferrari to victory in the Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort, ahead of Jacques Laffite in a Ligier-Matra, and took a 21-point lead over Jody Scheckter for the Formula I...

September 05, 1977
4—Babe Fuchs9—drawing by SQW14, 15—Eric Schweikardt16—Grant M. Haller19—Manny Millan20, 21—Tony Triolo22—Manny Millan23—Walter Iooss Jr.24—Dick Raphael29-31—Rich Clarkson38-57—illustrations by...

September 05, 1977
BYRON BRAGGSALABAMAByron, a 6'6", 260-pound defensive tackle, runs a 4.7 40-yard dash. He averaged three sacks per game at Montgomery's George Washington Carver High and became the first black to...

September 05, 1977
BIG BUSTED MACHINESir:Yes, The Big Red Machine is now The Big Dead Machine and no, they will not win a third world championship in a row (The Reds Are Singing the Blues, Aug. 22). But remember...

September 05, 1977 | Clive Gammon
By beating tenacious Seattle in Soccer Bowl '77, the Cosmos not only won the NASL championship but they also made Pelé's cherished dream come true

September 05, 1977 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
The anticipated showdown between U.S. and East German women was upstaged when Joe Bottom smashed swimming's oldest record

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September 05, 1977 | John Underwood

September 05, 1977
The world cup runneth over in Düsseldorf, with track and field athletes from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, South America and the U.S. fighting it out. Kenny Moore reports on the sport's first...

September 05, 1977 | Roy Blount Jr.
An autumn Saturday is not only a day for college football fans to see their teams in action, it is also a time to bend an elbow and share the day's joys—or drown its sorrows—with like-minded...

September 05, 1977 | Roy Blount Jr.
On the night before, the night after or the afternoon of a college football game in which your feelings are involved, you don't want to go to just any tavern. You want to go to one where the...

September 05, 1977 | Mike DelNagro

September 05, 1977 | John A. Meyers
A blank canvas troubles many artists, but it was almost a relief for Bernie Fuchs to get down to painting the college hangouts (pages 32-36) for this, our annual college football issue. It was his...

September 05, 1977 | Mike DelNagro
It has been 10 years since Hurricanes did any real damage in America—the Miami Hurricanes, that is. In that time four new coaches have come to Coral Gables and the best any could do was whip Miami...

September 05, 1977 | Mike DelNagro

September 05, 1977 | Mike DelNagro
But for the vocal support of once and future alumni and the vested interest of NFL clubs, which glean one-third of their players from its ranks, small-college football performs in obscurity,...

September 05, 1977 | Mike DelNagro
Now that defenses have caught up with the wishbone, more and more college teams will be seeking victory through air power

September 05, 1977 | Mike DelNagro
With passing making a resurgence, out of necessity, coaches are looking for a species that came perilously close to endangered status in the last decade: the quarterback who can throw. Some of...

September 05, 1977 | Ron Reid
China's Little Leaguers did it again, but they weren't as awesome as usual

September 05, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf

September 05, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf
MICKEY RIVERS: The Yankee centerfielder connected for his eighth and ninth homers, had eight RBIs and moved into third place in the batting race with a .332 average by getting 15 hits in 29 trips...

September 05, 1977 | William Leggett
He had won on both coasts, but many questioned the chestnut's superiority. Then Affirmed took the celebrated Hopeful Stakes from a prince of a colt named Alydar and laid claim to the 2-year-old title

September 05, 1977 | Sarah Pileggi
An unusually confident team of Britons once again failed to win the Walker Cup

September 05, 1977 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
SNAKE EYES

September 05, 1977 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
•Neal Jeffrey, returning to Southwestern Theological Seminary after being cut by the San Diego Chargers: "I guess the Lord has something else in mind for me."

September 05, 1977 | Ron Fimrite