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September 24, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 13

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Vagas Ferguson Cover - Sports Illustrated September 24, 1979

September 24, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney
It took about 30 minutes for a young and untested Notre Dame team to grow up, buckle down and put together a 12-10 upset of mighty Michigan

September 24, 1979 | Sarah Pileggi
It happens—sudden, utter exhaustion—to a lot of inexperienced road runners who try too hard too soon, but when the tottering competitor happens to be the President of the United States, it can be...

September 24, 1979 | Ron Fimrite

September 24, 1979 | Dan Jenkins
The U.S. was missing a few big names at The Greenbrier, but the Europeans were soundly defeated again anyway

September 24, 1979 | Ray Kennedy

September 24, 1979
A knockout of a house, which cost him $575,000, ducks included, was what Earnie Shavers got by kayoing Ken Norton. Now all he has to do is beat WBC heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and he can pay...

September 24, 1979 | Bob Ottum
Driving 18-wheel, 25-ton rigs cross-country or playing defensive tackle for the New York Jets, Joe Klecko may look angelic, but he has mayhem on his mind

September 24, 1979 | Ron Reid
It doesn't bother Jackson State's Perry Harrington that few have heard of him and his 8.3 yards per carry average, because the NFL scouts know all about him

September 24, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf

September 24, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Junior Quarterback Jay Venuto, who didn't throw a pass all last season, completed 20 of 34 attempts for 273 yards and three touchdowns in leading Wake Forest to a 22-21 upset over highly...

September 24, 1979 | Peter Gammons
No. 3,000 for Carl Yastrzemski was only a ground ball, but it set off fireworks

September 24, 1979 | Kathleen Andria

September 24, 1979 | Kathleen Andria
RICK SUTCLIFFE: The Dodger rookie beat the Reds twice, allowing just one run on five hits in one game and no runs on three hits in the other. He has won seven of his last eight and is the Dodgers'...

September 24, 1979 | Pat Putnam
Howard Davis continued his relentless march toward a shot at the lightweight title by boring in on Termite Watkins

September 24, 1979 | Robert Whiting

September 24, 1979 | Compiled by BILL COLSON
PRO FOOTBALL—Both of last season's Super Bowl teams needed some last-minute heroics to remain unbeaten. A 20-yard field goal by Pittsburgh rookie Matt Bahr with 13 seconds remaining gave the...

September 24, 1979
12, 13—Heinz Kluetmeier14, 15—Walter Iooss Jr.36—John R. Van Beekum46—Manny Millan56, 56—John Iacono

September 24, 1979
FRANK MARAKOVITS IIISTOCKERTOWN, PA.Marakovits, 20, a centerfielder for the Palmer Township (Pa.) Padres, batted .469 to win the Blue Mountain baseball league hitting title. In 29 games he had 45...

September 24, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
FOOTBALL FEVERSir:I enjoyed John Papanek's article on the Heisman Trophy candidates (Running for the Vote, Sept. 10). USC's Charles White is a good running back, but Oklahoma's Billy Sims is a...

September 24, 1979
Roy E. Larsen, former vice-chairman of Time Inc.'s board of directors and long one of the most influential men in publishing, died last week in Fairfield, Conn. at the age of 80. From the...

September 24, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

September 24, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Walt Michaels, New York Jet coach: "Everyone has some fear. A man who has no fear belongs in a mental institution. Or on special teams."