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February 06, 1978 | Volume 48, Issue 6

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Filbert Bayi Cover - Sports Illustrated February 06, 1978

February 06, 1978 | Edited by Douglas S. Looney

February 06, 1978 | Edited by Douglas S. Looney
•Mike Neer, University of Rochester basketball coach, on playing against North Carolina and its superstar, Phil Ford: "How can you expect to win the game when three of our starters wanted Ford's...

February 06, 1978 | Pat Putnam

February 06, 1978 | Curry Kirkpatrick
A stubborn Connors defused Tanner's rockets at the U.S. Indoor tournament

February 06, 1978 | Walter Bingham
The $105,000 Colgate Triple Crown Match Play tournament went to JoAnne Carner, who used dueling skills honed 20 years ago as a national amateur champ to mow down the big guns of the women's pro tour

February 06, 1978 | Don Delliquanti

February 06, 1978
Notching another title is the aim of the Portland Trail Blazers, who have been cutting a wide swath through the NBA. Curry Kirkpatrick reports on Bill Walton & Company, who have the league's...

February 06, 1978 | George Plimpton

February 06, 1978 | Jack Meyers
Some years ago in this space we introduced, briefly, two of our longtime special correspondents, Jack Tobin (Feb. 1, 1965) and Theodore O'Leary (Jan. 10, 1966). Last week we asked them for a...

February 06, 1978 | Melissa Ludtke
Each summer, as soon as NBA schedule maker Eddie Gottlieb puts the finishing touches on his latest creation, Marv, Al and Steve Albert start planning family get-togethers. As play-by-play...

February 06, 1978 | Peter Gammons
Cam Brown of the University of Maine-Farmington is the leading Division III scorer, but his post-graduate ambition is a teaching job at home, not a professional career

February 06, 1978 | Bruce Newman

February 06, 1978 | Bruce Newman
ANDRE WAKEFIELD: The 6'3" captain and guard, who was averaging 17 points a game, scored 25, had four steals and held the dangerous Butch Lee to 10 points in Loyola's 68-64 victory over...

February 06, 1978 | Peter Gammons
Now that Broncomania has subsided, Barry Beck and Paul Gardner hope to stir up some Rockymania in Denver

February 06, 1978 | Don Delliquanti
Rookie referee Bernie Fryer, a so-so performer in the pros for three years, is a rarity: the only former NBA player on the league staff

February 06, 1978 | Ron LeFlore

February 06, 1978 | Jonathan Yardley
Every so often a small surprise will pop out of a big package, which is almost as gratifying as when the reverse occurs. Such a pleasure is provided by Echoes from the Schoolyard: Informal...

February 06, 1978
PRO BASKETBALL—It's the rainy season in Southern California, and no one knows it better than the Los Angeles Lakers. But, at last, a ray of sunshine. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, averaging just 11.6...

February 06, 1978
11—Drawing by SQW16, 17—James Drake (left), Manny Millan18—James Drake19—Manny Millan26—Neil Leifer40—Lane Stewart45—Dick Raphael53—J. Kalish54—Barton Silverman56—Manny Millan

February 06, 1978

February 06, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
SUPER COWBOYSSir:Your coverage of the Super Bowl (Doomsday in the Dome, Jan. 23) was the best anywhere. After seeing all the newspapers the morning after, all with ordinary photographs and...