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November 28, 1977 | Volume 47, Issue 22

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Larry Bird Cover - Sports Illustrated November 28, 1977

November 28, 1977 | Kathy Blumenstock
If you've stashed away your Bicentennial souvenirs and are just waiting around for their value to increase, you might want to consider starting a more demanding sort of collection—like the group...

November 28, 1977 | Hilary Masters

November 28, 1977 | Roy Attaway
I know I am home now. For a while, there was some doubt, a dread suspicion that Thomas Wolfe was right. In some ways, he was, I suppose, but now the salt wind coming off the marshes is cutting...

November 28, 1977 | Robert W. Creamer
Even though Jimmy (the Greek) Snyder is thought of by the general public as a big-time Las Vegas oddsmaker, what Jimmy really is is a public-relations man—and a good one. One of the things Jimmy...

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PRO BASKETBALL—Philadelphia continued to prosper, winning four straight to take over the Atlantic Division lead. Julius Erving averaged 23.5 points in the four games and Lloyd Free came off the...

November 28, 1977
15—drawing by SQW20-22—John Iacono23—Neil Leifer26—Heinz Kluetmeier50-86—illustrations by Fred Marshall90—Lane Stewart123—AP, Gary Johansen-Omaha World-Herald, Dick Garrett

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KENNY BRENNERWARREN, N.J.Kenny, 10, a fifth-grader at Mount Horeb Grammar School, led the Diplomats to the Warren Soccer League championship. Known as "The Scoring Machine," Kenny tallied 38 goals...

November 28, 1977 | Edited by Gay Flood
INDIANA'S CORSOSir:I really enjoyed your article about Lee Corso (Don't Let 'em Wear You Down! Nov. 14). Corso definitely has what it takes to get Indiana fans rooting for something other than...

November 28, 1977 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

November 28, 1977 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
•Dr. Bill Lenkaitis, New England Patriot center, on his budding dentistry practice: "It's all word of mouth."

November 28, 1977 | John Underwood

November 28, 1977 | Julia Lamb
It was billed as the Championship of Champions, a rather imposing name for a small-boat, around-the-buoys racing series, and the 20 skippers—bundled to their ears in sweaters, wet suits, flotation...

November 28, 1977
O.J., step aside. Here comes Walter Payton of Chicago, and—whoosh! crunch! oof!—there he goes for 275 yards in the Bears' 10-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings to break Simpson's NFL single-game...

November 28, 1977 | Peter Gammons

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Bowl match-ups and conference titles are on the line as Texas meets Texas A&M, Oklahoma faces Nebraska and UCLA takes on USC. In the far from effete East, Pitt tangles with Penn State. The...

November 28, 1977 | Larry Keith
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Arkansas' Marvin Delph has good reason to be waving his index finger. After all, he's got the No. 1 shot on the No. 1 shooting team in the country. That is no mean accomplishment these days, when...

November 28, 1977 | Kent Hannon
Even in the precise terms used in physics, the endeavor seems so fraught with variables as to preclude any chance for consistent success. What we refer to here is the act of propelling a 22-ounce...

November 28, 1977 | Joe Jares
Although he is a mere neophyte after six years of coaching, 37-year-old Bob Gaillard is leaving for saner pursuits, and he would love to go out the way Al McGuire did—watching his team win the...

November 28, 1977 | William F. Reed
The story goes that Adolph Rupp once had a 6'9" center who assiduously avoided contact. This infuriated Rupp, who liked Kentucky pivotmen to throw more elbows than hook shots. In practice one day,...

November 28, 1977 | Larry Keith
"Check this," as Marquette Guard Butch Lee (above) likes to say. Lee takes an outlet pass from big Jerome Whitehead, speeds upcourt and hits Jim Boylan or Ulice Payne or Bernard Toone breaking for...

November 28, 1977 | Larry Keith
When Donald (Duck) Williams (above) was an honor student and basketball star at Mackin High School in Washington, D.C., his principal, Brother Ralph Jaworski, told him, "Donald, there is one thing...

November 28, 1977 | Jim Kaplan
Last fall zoology Professor David Becker called Arkansas Coach Eddie Sutton with news about the team's star guard, and Sutton feared the worst. "Sidney Moncrief..." Becker began. "Is failing,"...

November 28, 1977 | Kent Hannon
A year ago at this time, before a publicist gave the nickname Rocky Mountain High to Joe Barry Carroll (above), he was just a typical homesick freshman moping around the Purdue campus. Well, maybe...

November 28, 1977 | John Papanek
Like any good coach, Jim Boeheim knows the danger of high expectations and the value of understatement. It would be tempting to predict the world for Syracuse, which is coming off a 26-4 season...

November 28, 1977 | William F. Reed
Cincinnati's Robert Miller (above) has been unduly under-publicized. For three years the 6'10" center-forward has been a scoring, rebounding and shot-blocking machine for the Bearcats. But,...

November 28, 1977 | John Papanek
Fifteen minutes before the end of a recent Sunday afternoon practice, Holy Cross Guard Ronnie Perry (above) missed a shot. It was no big deal and the scrimmage went on, but everyone in the gym...

November 28, 1977 | Larry Keith
I'm O.K. You're O.K. He's O.K. In fact, he's better than O.K., because he is Mike (O.K.) O'Koren (above), North Carolina's outstanding 6'7" sophomore forward. Although the Tar Heels, who had a...

November 28, 1977 | Joe Jares
Apparently a Bruin does not like to get any farther away from its home than does a trap-door spider. UCLA's first 11 games are in Pauley Pavilion and, other than mandatory travel within the Pac-8,...

November 28, 1977 | William F. Reed
As a freshman, Darrell Griffith (above) of Louisville may have been the most exciting college player in the country. A leaper in the Dr. J class, Griffith stimulated a big increase in home...

November 28, 1977 | Kent Hannon
The recruiting war over Albert King (above), one of the most sought-after high school stars ever, ended with a whimper, not a bang. Maryland won not because of brilliant strategy, but by being...

November 28, 1977 | Jim Kaplan
If you had to be an all-American boy to be an All-America basketball player, Jeff Judkins (above) would be a runaway selection. Charging out of some Jack Armstrong script, he was a prep all-stater...

November 28, 1977 | Joe Jares
The rolling wheatland of eastern Washington is becoming basketball country. No, not at the high school level; one block of the Bronx probably turns out more quality basketball players than the...

November 28, 1977 | Jim Kaplan
Here's Alabama's Reggie King (above) bumping heads with Leon Douglas, formerly of the Crimson Tide and now of the Detroit Pistons. All summer they fight it out in 'Bama's Memorial Coliseum. Like...

November 28, 1977 | Kent Hannon
Big No. 33 was in the air and ready to unleash a jumper from his favorite spot just outside the foul lane, 18 feet away. He hits with such numbing regularity from there that everyone else on the...

November 28, 1977 | Don Delliquanti
As the high pass floated downcourt, it seemed certain that John Long (above) the lead man in the University of Detroit fast-break drill, would be unable to reach the ball. But somehow, a split...

November 28, 1977 | Don Delliquanti
Politics, as Charles Dudley Warner told us, makes strange bedfellows. Consider Curtis Redding (above), who was surprised to receive 96 write-in votes for student body president last year after the...

November 28, 1977 | Kent Hannon
The Tigers have such glaring deficiencies it seems ridiculous to even mention them in this heady company. To put it bluntly, they cannot run, jump or get their shots off in traffic. And that's not...

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November 28, 1977 | Robert Cantwell
Early American naturalists differed in at least one respect from their English and European predecessors. They were adventurers, fully aware that it could be fatal to poke around in the brush in...

November 28, 1977 | Sarah Pileggi
On the edge of the University of Scranton campus is the disused terminal of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, the oldest and most important of the five roads that once carried...

November 28, 1977 | Nancy Williamson
They will play games this season in the Superdome, Madison Square Garden, the Spectrum and the University of Texas' new $29 million Superdrum, and their national championship will be decided at...

November 28, 1977 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
When Western Carolina joined the big time, its 5'8" stars went to the top

November 28, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf

November 28, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf
OFFENSE: With David (Deacon) Turner, a 5'11", 205-pound senior running back, rushing for 189 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries and catching three passes for 25 yards, San Diego State shocked...