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October 23, 1978 | Volume 49, Issue 17

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Lee Lacy Cover - Sports Illustrated October 23, 1978

October 23, 1978 | Jack Curtis

October 23, 1978 | Richard Rogin
"He kept a kind of low profile—not the kind of guy you would ever figure to be President of the United States. He was very nice and pleasant. Nothing struck me as dynamic or outstanding. He was no...

October 23, 1978
BASKETBALL—YUGOSLAVIA won the world amateur title, beating the defending champion U.S.S.R. 82-81 in the final game. The U.S. finished fifth.

October 23, 1978
20-22—James Drake23—Heinz Kluetmeier, James Drake (inset)24, 25—Heinz Kluetmeier26—Manny Millan27—John Iacono28—Peter Read Miller29—Rich Clarkson, Manny Millan30—Peter Read Miller38—Art Shay...

October 23, 1978
GREGG SEARLESST. PAULGregg, a halfback, at 4'9" and 95 pounds the smallest member of the Lang-ford Park midget football team, gained 230 yards on 19 carries in a 26-0 win over North Dale...

October 23, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
ZEBRASSir:William O. Johnson says it all about horrendous officiating in the NFL (It's Open Season on the Zebras, Oct. 9). If the refs had the ability to admit it when they are wrong it would be a...

October 23, 1978 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi

October 23, 1978 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi
•Ron Bolton, Cleveland Browns defensive back, after a questionable call: "Officials are the only guys who can rob you and then get a police escort out of the stadium."

October 23, 1978 | RON FIMRITE

October 23, 1978 | Larry Keith
Third base may be the hot corner for some, but for Graig Nettles of the Yankees it is center stage. He does not merely play the position, he choreographs it, with high leaps, spinning grabs,...

October 23, 1978 | Joe Marshall

October 23, 1978
Running away with it all is what Bill Rodgers has been doing with a remarkable string of 18 road-racing victories this year. Kenny Moore reports on Rodgers' attempt to win No. 19 by successfully...

October 23, 1978
Until some lucky scout locates a four-legged, six-armed, eight-eyed goaltender who swallows pucks on sight, the most cherished commodity in hockey is a Bobby Orr-style defenseman. Before Orr came...

October 23, 1978 | Kelso F. Sutton
Don't let the goaltender outfit mislead you. Staff Writer E. M. Swift hasn't stopped any pucks lately—and not too many when he played the game. Swift, whose report on the National Hockey League's...

October 23, 1978 | E. M. Swift
One speaks of rookie "crops," perhaps because, to wily veterans, rookies are green and ripe for the plucking, like avocados. This is especially true of rookie defensemen, whom their goaltenders...

October 23, 1978 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

October 23, 1978 | Kathy Blumenstock
The Birmingham Bulls, who seemed to be goners, are back, the Houston Aeros are goners, and consolidation with the NHL seems as unlikely as Gordie Howe's retirement. Still another merger fling—No....

October 23, 1978 | Bruce Newman

October 23, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf
Highly ranked USC, Michigan, Texas A&M and Pitt fizzled instead of fizzed

October 23, 1978 | Jonathan Yardley
"The literature of angling," William Humphrey writes, "falls into two genres: the instructional and the devotional. The former is written by fishermen who write, the latter by writers who fish."...

October 23, 1978 | Mike DelNagro

October 23, 1978 | Mike DelNagro
OFFENSE: Ed Smith connected on 20 of 36 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns and guided the Spartans to another 248 yards of rushing in Michigan State's shocking 24-15 road victory over...

October 23, 1978 | Pat Putnam
Eddie Gregory was the No. 1 contender until he met up with inmate No. 57735

October 23, 1978 | Michael Baughman
The book on the malevolent-looking Chinook, the largest salmon in the world, was to use weighted flies and lead-core lines, but the author, who's nothing if not a persistent cuss, was determined...

October 23, 1978 | William Leggett
Showing doubting Easterners his mettle, Exceller beat Seattle Slew by a nose in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and established his credentials for Horse of the Year

October 23, 1978 | J. D. Reed
Led by an Argentine-born striker named Angelo DiBernardo, hell-for-leather Indiana has made a shambles of collegiate soccer—and mystified many observers