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November 27, 1978 | Volume 49, Issue 22

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Magic Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated November 27, 1978

November 27, 1978 | Bil Gilbert

November 27, 1978 | Maury Klein
By an extraordinary coincidence, the field of the 1978 NCAA basketball championship tournament included schools which were once coached by four of the men who have done the most to shape the...

November 27, 1978
PRO BASKETBALL—For the first time since they came into the NBA, the Denver Nuggets had a five-game losing streak. Four of the defeats came during an ungolden Nugget trip through the Atlantic...

November 27, 1978
6—Lane Stewart38-41—illustrations by Victor Juhasz44—Rich Clarkson (left), Manny Millan (2)45—Heinz Kluetmeier (top), Rich Clarkson46, 47—(clockwise from left) Manny Millan, Peter Read Miller,...

November 27, 1978
JIM SMITHKANKAKEE, ILL.Smith, a 6', 185-pound tailback, finished the season with 1,600 yards rushing in nine games to become the top ground-, gainer among rushers at the state's large schools. The...

November 27, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
PENN STATE'S NUMBERSir:I have just read John Underwood's account of the Penn State-Maryland game (A Lionized Defense, Nov. 13), and I loved it. Seeing the game on TV was great, but reading the...

November 27, 1978 | Andy Meisler
If you are into conservation and recycling, you'll be happy to hear that the hottest new sport in California consists of tossing around a Frisbee-like object called a Toobee, which is manufactured...

November 27, 1978 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle

November 27, 1978 | John Papanek

November 27, 1978 | Joe Jares
Relying on power, not guile, USC won the right to go to the Rose Bowl by running roughshod over UCLA and bottling up the Bruin backs

November 27, 1978
The unknown linebacker is New England's self-deprecating Steve Nelson, who leads the Patriots in tackles, interceptions and fumble recoveries and may well be the NFL's most underrated player. Joe...

November 27, 1978 | Sarah Pileggi
Navratilova was No. 1, Evert was No. 2, so Chris figured if she beat Martina in the Colgate she would be No. 1. She did. She is

November 27, 1978 | Robert F. Jones

November 27, 1978 | Kent Hannon
In a year of explosive change, many of the game's old reliables may fizzle out, while some fairly recent duds—most notably Duke—have blasted off into the upper reaches of the rankings

November 27, 1978
Here is the new elite. These 10 debonair young gentlemen are the very upper crust of this season's sophomores, a group sophisticated so far beyond its years it ranks among the most select classes ever

November 27, 1978 | Larry Keith
Class. You can't beg, borrow or buy it. If you go out looking for it, you'll never find it. Class isn't the money you make, the clothes you wear, the car you drive or the house you live in. It...

November 27, 1978 | Larry Keith
Discussion of this season's superb sophomore class inevitably brings to mind some of the extraordinary groups from previous eras. For your consideration—and perhaps consternation—SPORTS...

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November 27, 1978 | Kelso F. Sutton
Senior Editor Peter Carry, who put together this week's college basketball package, remembers back when he was making those interminable road trips during four seasons on the pro basketball beat,...

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November 27, 1978 | Steve Wulf
Lost in the Babel of northwest Chicago is a school called North Park College and Theological Seminary, 25 acres of campus crammed with mostly nondescript buildings and crawling with pretty, mostly...

November 27, 1978 | Jeannette Bruce
Shortly before the venerable firm of Abercrombie & Fitch went out of business, I bought a bird feeder called the Droll Yankee at their Madison Avenue store. Designed to hold sunflower seeds,...

November 27, 1978 | Nancy Williamson
The race for the women's national title, now held by UCLA, promises to be a wide-open shoot-out, with any one of 10 teams capable of taking the championship. The outcome may well hinge on the...

November 27, 1978 | Nancy Williamson
1. Tennessee2. No. Carolina St.3. Old Dominion4. UCLA5. Maryland6. LSU7. Delta State8. Wayland Baptist9. Texas10. Stephen F. Austin

November 27, 1978 | Douglas S. Looney
Notre Dame wrecked Georgia Tech, but at least the Irish did not run it up

November 27, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf

November 27, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf
OFFENSE: James Wilder, a 220-pound sophomore running back for Missouri, led the Tigers to a 35-31 upset at Nebraska by carrying 28 times for 181 yards and scoring on runs of nine, one, four and...