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January 15, 1979 | Volume 50, Issue 2

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Terry Bradshaw Cover - Sports Illustrated January 15, 1979

January 15, 1979
Louisiana lightning, as Ron Guidry's fastball is called, has made him baseball's top pitcher. As Sam Moses writes, Guidry is as much in the groove when it comes to Louisiana living, which means...

January 15, 1979
PRO BASKETBALL—With at least five players scoring in double figures in each game, Atlantic Division leader Washington (page 20) went 3-0 and opened up a 2½-game margin over second-place...

January 15, 1979
3—Tony Triolo12, 13—Marvin E. Newman14, 15—Heinz Kluetmeier17—Walter Iooss Jr.18, 19—Walter Iooss Jr. (center), John Iacono (2)20, 21—Tony Triolo22—Jerry Wachter29—Evelyn Floret-Black Star30—Diana...

January 15, 1979
KATHY KARPOWICHFREELAND, PA.Kathy, 16, is the first female to be named Darter of the Year by International Spider magazine, dart throwing's leading publication. She won six women's singles titles...

January 15, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
SPORTSMAN NICKLAUS (CONT.)Sir:Thank you for the splendid Christmas present—naming Jack Nicklaus Sportsman of the Year and giving us Frank Deford's brilliant article about him (Still Glittering...

January 15, 1979 | Joe Marshall
Pittsburgh got the drop on Houston in the rain-drenched, fumble-filled AFC title game, smashing the Oilers 34-5 to set up a Super Bowl rendezvous with Dallas

January 15, 1979 | Dan Jenkins
In the middle of the third quarter of the NFC championship game, the score was Dallas 0, Los Angeles 0, and it looked as though the winning coach would either be Jock Sutherland or Bernie Bierman,...

January 15, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
For the the past six months, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S guide through publishing's legal maze has been Mary Gibbons, the daughter of a career Air Force officer, who was born in Germany, learned to swim...

January 15, 1979 | Curry Kirkpatrick

January 15, 1979 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

January 15, 1979 | Robert H. Boyle

January 15, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
Everybody knows about the explosion of interest in spectator and participant sports that has been booming away in this country since the end of World War II: the extraordinary proliferation of...

January 15, 1979 | Edited by Douglas S. Looney

January 15, 1979 | Edited by Douglas S. Looney
•George Raveling, Washington State basketball coach, on life in the Northwest: "I won't say it's remote up here, but my last speech was reviewed in Field & Stream."

January 15, 1979 | William Oscar Johnson
If you count the parades—and there is hardly any way to avoid them—there were roughly 14 hours of television devoted to the phenomenon known as the bowl game on New Year's Day 1979. And this...

January 15, 1979 | Bruce Newman
Roly-poly freshman Mark Aguirre is a weighty problem for DePaul opponents

January 15, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf

January 15, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf
SLY WILLIAMS: Rhode Island's 6'7" forward scored 26 points as the Rams triumphed over La Salle 83-80 and had 44 in a 77-76 loss to Detroit. In those games Williams also had 24 rebounds. 13 assists...

January 15, 1979 | Clive Gammon
After trouncing Martina Navratilova on Sunday, it was back to high school on Monday for 16-year-old Tracy Austin

January 15, 1979 | Sarah Pileggi
Two world records were set in the year's first major meet, the Muhammad Ali

January 15, 1979 | Bruce Newman