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March 05, 1979 | Volume 50, Issue 10

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March 05, 1979 | Larry Keith
Basketball has usually been bad ball at LSU ever since Bob Pettit left. Now, with Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside, bayou fans have had a ball watching the Tigers claw to the top of the SEC

March 05, 1979 | Joe Marshall least swift enough to win his third title at the AAU indoor track and field championships. But it was 16-year-old Candy Young who lit up Madison Square Garden with her dazzling world record...

March 05, 1979 | William Oscar Johnson
The U.S. has a slick new $4.5 million Olympic luge run, the hemisphere's first. But, as usual, East Germany won the meet

March 05, 1979 | Harry Sinden

March 05, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney

March 05, 1979
The dukes are up, and so are North Carolina and the rest of the tough teams in the ACC as they head into the conference's postseason tournament. Bruce Newman reports on which Atlantic Coast club...

March 05, 1979 | Ron Rau

March 05, 1979
Spring training is not all suntans and wind sprints. During the rites that begin in earnest this week, players will work not only on conditioning but also on their skills. They will take refresher...

March 05, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
The paintings of spring training scenes on our cover and pages 38-45 represent artist Walt Spitzmiller's second cover story in barely six months. He also did the illustrations for the first part...

March 05, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
To the public, spring training is as immutable as a Norman Rockwell cover: swaying palm trees; players leaning over the grandstand fence, chatting with elderly spectators; groups of pitchers...

March 05, 1979 | Nancy Williamson
Mad Dog used to be one of the most charged-up players in the NBA, but now Fred Carter gets his kicks as the successful coach of his alma mater's women's team

March 05, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf

March 05, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf
JAMES (TURK) TILLMAN: Eastern Kentucky's 6'4" junior forward scored 42 points in a 100-72 victory over Tennessee Tech, 26 in a 119-68 romp over Sewanee and 43 during a 98-91 loss to Morehead State.

March 05, 1979 | Larry Keith
Al McGuire is the tall, dark and handsome Irishman from New York. Billy Packer is the short, balding Pole from Pennsylvania. They are as different in style and approach as any two men sharing the...

March 05, 1979 | Pat Putnam
Some stubborn bureaucrats who could not agree embarrassed their sport and KO'd the Galindez-Rossman title bout

March 05, 1979 | Marian Leifsen

March 05, 1979 | Marc Onigman
Quadruple overtime, 106 personal fouls, players fighting players, players fighting the police. The winning team shot 41% from the floor but sank 37 straight free throws. One player scored seven...

March 05, 1979
PRO BASKETBALL—Seattle was 2-0 this season against Atlantic Division leader Washington until last week, when the Bullets evened the series. Led by Elvin Hayes, who scored a total of 65 points,...

March 05, 1979
DARYL MOREAUNEW ORLEANSDaryl, a 6'1" senior guard at De Lasalle High who scored 22 a game this season, made 126 consecutive free throws in competition to break the national high school record by...

March 05, 1979
4—Lane Stewart12, 13—John Musemeche14, 15—Walter Iooss Jr.20—Lane Stewart (top), John Iacono21, 22—John Iacono46—Jerry Wachter52—Hal Stoelzle54—John Iacono79—Ken Smith, Leal Beattie-Dayton Journal...

March 05, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
POSTMORTEMSSir:Was the article Run Over by the Big Red Machine (Feb. 19) about the Soviet-NHL Challenge Cup written by E. M. Swift or by E. M. Swiftski? Granted, the U.S.S.R. won the series and...

March 05, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

March 05, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Rod Hundley, telecaster, recalling how he signed as a first-round NBA draft choice in 1957 for a $10,000 salary and no bonus: "Every time I see my mother I say, 'Why didn't you wait?' "