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February 26, 1979 | Volume 50, Issue 9

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Eamonn Coghlan Cover - Sports Illustrated February 26, 1979

February 26, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

February 26, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Dick Elias, general manager of a lodge in Vail, Colo., bemoaning the shortage of help in Western ski resorts this season: "The kids just aren't dropping out like they used to."

February 26, 1979 | E. M. Swift
Already established as world all-round champs, Eric Heiden won still more gold and kid sister Beth took the silver in the world sprint races to add luster to their glittering Olympic hopes

February 26, 1979 | Kenny Moore
Spurred by a memory, Eamonn Coghlan wiped out the record for the indoor mile

February 26, 1979 | Sam Moses
While Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison duked it out by Turn 3, Richard Petty stole on by and into victory lane in the Daytona 500

February 26, 1979 | John Papanek

February 26, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney
Winter racing is not fit for man nor beast, but if it's the only wheel in town, people will turn out to watch it spin, even if it's snowing or 3° below

February 26, 1979
Everything under the sun, it seems, is a fit subject for spring-training drills. Artist Walt Spitzmiller depicts some of the oddities as well as the old standbys to be seen when baseball breaks...

February 26, 1979 | Anita Verschoth

February 26, 1979 | Joe Jares
Not many know it, but Alcorn State has played 25 games and won 25 games

February 26, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf

February 26, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf
JOE BARRY CARROLL: Purdue's 7'1" junior hit on 28 of 46 field-goal tries and pulled down 25 rebounds. He had 36 points in a 75-72 loss at Iowa and scored 29 more in the Boilermakers' 80-56 victory...

February 26, 1979 | Coles Phinizy
Robin had reached an advanced age in the SORC, but after several appearances under different names for different owners she was doing her thing again

February 26, 1979 | Ron Rau
Federal and state authorities make a big bust on a million-dollar poaching ring

February 26, 1979 | Jonathan Schwartz

February 26, 1979
PRO BASKETBALL—Atlantic Division leader Washington, which had won five straight and 13 of its last 16, Host three of four. After dropping a 107-99 decision to second-place Philadelphia, the...

February 26, 1979
9—Evelyn Floret-Black Star18, 19—Eric Schweikardt (2), Thomas Rampy (right)20, 21—Hal Stoelzle22—Manny Millan (top), Hank deLespinasse29—Marvin E. Newman (bottom right), Jerry Cooke (2)30—Jerry...

February 26, 1979
LEE JOHNSONPEABODY, MASS.Johnson, a 21-year-old defenseman, has been the leading scorer for the Colby College women's ice hockey team for the past three seasons. After 14 games this year, she has...

February 26, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
SPECIAL MEMORIESSir:I've just finished reading your special issue, The Year in Sports, and would like to compliment you on the extensive coverage of the spectacular events of 1978. Being a...

February 26, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
Jonathan Schwartz, who wrote the story about last year's Yankee-Red Sox playoff which begins on page 56, heard his first Red Sox game on a radio in Boston's Ritz Carlton hotel. He was eight years...