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October 03, 1977 | Volume 47, Issue 14

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Billy Sims Cover - Sports Illustrated October 03, 1977

October 03, 1977 | John Underwood

October 03, 1977 | Larry Keith

October 03, 1977 | Dan Jenkins

October 03, 1977
The first weekend of October in Watkins Glen, N.Y. is a vivid visual delight. Rolling hills are draped with a tight-woven mantle of turning leaves, freshly harvested fields form furrowed...

October 03, 1977
Ali calls him an acorn, but the slick-headed and heavy-hitting Earnie Shavers insists he is more of a mighty oak. Either way, each will try to chop the other down in their heavyweight title fight...

October 03, 1977 | Brock Yates
The wind is shifting north. It is sluicing down the 40-mile trough formed by New York's Seneca Lake and gnawing at the treetops on the hill where the race circuit sits. The leaves are aflame and...

October 03, 1977 | Robert F. Jones

October 03, 1977 | William Leggett
In prime-time television, eight years might as well be a millennium. Only five nighttime programs currently on the air have lasted that long, Wonderful World of Disney, Hawaii Five-O, All in the...

October 03, 1977 | Joe Jares
Weighing 270—or 280—Texas A&M's George Woodard looks more like a lineman than a back, but he has run the 100 in 9.9 and is helping the Aggies rush to the top

October 03, 1977 | Ron Reid

October 03, 1977 | Ron Reid
OFFENSE: California Fullback Paul Jones, a 225-pound sophomore, ran for 200 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries as Cal beat Missouri 28-21. In an 80-yard march to the winning TD. Jones rushed...

October 03, 1977 | Jim Kaplan
In an era when most shortstops are good field, no bat, Cardinal Garry Templeton, the youngest regular in the majors, is a rarity who can both pick it and stick it

October 03, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf

October 03, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf
BERT BLYLEVEN: Despite an eighth-inning aggravation of a groin pull that had shelved him for 15 days, the Ranger righty, who said he threw "about 60% curveballs," hurled a 6-0 no-hitter against...

October 03, 1977 | Douglas S. Looney
William Wirtz' colt made short work of the Jug, taking two straight heats in record time, but for a while it didn't look as though he'd ever get to the starting gate

October 03, 1977 | Michael Baughman
In a single day of bird shooting during his last season, the furious old man left with the author a lifetime legacy of respect for and knowledge of an often maligned sport

October 03, 1977 | William Leggett
By winning the Ruffian in the slop at Belmont, Cum Laude Laurie emerged as one of the top fillies in the country

October 03, 1977 | John Domini

October 03, 1977
9—drawing by SQW14, 15—Walter Iooss Jr., Rich Clarkson16—Tony Tomsic17—Rich Clarkson18—John Iacono19—Tony Triolo20—Tony Triolo (left), Manny Millan21—Tony Triolo (left), Manny Millan22—Walter...

October 03, 1977
JUDY STRONGHATFIELD, MASS.Judy, 17, a senior on the Smith Academy field hockey team, scored the 100th and 101st goals of her high school career. She has averaged 2.2 goals per game, twice scored...

October 03, 1977
BOATING—MARVIN BECKMANN of Houston won the Clifford D. Mallory Cup, emblematic of the U.S. men's sailing championship, off Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

October 03, 1977 | Edited by Barbara La Fontaine
FRESHMEN

October 03, 1977 | Edited by Barbara La Fontaine
•Fred Casoti, Colorado University's assistant athletic director, asked if the football team joins in pregame prayer: "No, we've got so many things to pray for we'd get penalized 15 yards for...

October 03, 1977
PRO FOOTBALL PREVIEWSir:From all indications, in your professional football scouting reports (Sept. 19) a team's schedule appears to be almost as important a factor as a team's talent in...