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November 05, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 19

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Franco Harris Cover - Sports Illustrated November 05, 1979

November 05, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
The 1970s have been the decade of exotic sports. Cascading at us were a number of unique pastimes—hang gliding, parakiting, windsurfing and orienteering, among others. But what makes these sports...

November 05, 1979 | Kenneth Rudeen
A little over a year ago my wife, Anne, and daughter, Louisa, gave me a bicycle for my 49th birthday, and almost immediately it began to change my life. Now I have two bikes, normal blood pressure...

November 05, 1979
4—Evelyn Floret30, 31—Heinz Kluetmeier32—Manny Millan33—Heinz Kluetmeier (left), John Iacono34, 35—Tony Triolo (2), Heinz Kluetmeier (right)38—Manny Millan39—Tony Triolo40—Manny Millan54—Randall...

November 05, 1979
PERCY NICHOLSMIAMIPercy, 17, a middle guard, blocked a punt with 15 seconds left and returned it for a TD to give American High a 13-6 win over Norland and its very first victory after 32 straight...

November 05, 1979 | Compiled by BILL COLSON
PRO BASKETBALL—Thanks largely to the clutch play of Kermit Washington, Portland won three games by a total of five points and remained unbeaten. In a 90-88 victory over Kansas City, Washington...

November 05, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
BEST TEAMSir:I would like to congratulate the Pittsburgh Pirates on their sensational comeback victory over the Orioles, and I also would like to congratulate you for looking into your crystal...

November 05, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
They come piling off the ferry at Vineyard Haven: Portuguese-Americans, Yankee Brahmins, teachers, businessmen, lawyers and high school kids in their Red Sox batting helmets. They return to...

November 05, 1979 | Bonnie L. Lukes
Periodically, sociologists complain that we are becoming a nation of watchers instead of doers. "Spectator sports are undermining our society," they say. Wrong. As I and, I'd guess, most any other...

November 05, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
A DEVIL OF A TIME

November 05, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Reggie Theus, one of three Chicago Bull guards—the others are Ricky Sobers and Sam Smith—from Nevada-Las Vegas: "If we get one more player from Nevada-Las Vegas, the NBA will put us on probation."

November 05, 1979
"When in doubt, punt" was Knute Rockne's enduring credo for football, and life. Rock has a staunch advocate in Rick Telander, a former Northwestern defensive back and kicker, who has sifted the...

November 05, 1979 | Paul Zimmerman

November 05, 1979 | Joe Marshall
Lordy be, Tackle Hosea Taylor kept Houston unbeaten and, as important, untied by knocking down Arkansas' last-second field-goal attempt

November 05, 1979 | John Papanek

November 05, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
Special Contributor Bil Gilbert was in New York last week to pick up his third consecutive Penney-Missouri Magazine Award, first prize in the Contemporary Living category for his article "Journey...

November 05, 1979 | Terry Todd
Three Americans, one a woman, journeyed to the Highlands to try some ancient Scottish tests of manhood. They rocked the Scots with truly hefty attainments

November 05, 1979 | Robert H. Boyle

November 05, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
It was a case of taking off in clover and landing in barley, but that didn't diminish the thrill of it one iota. In August 1978 three businessmen from New Mexico flew a helium balloon from a...

November 05, 1979 | Mike DelNagro
That was John Mackovic's message when he took over at hapless Wake Forest, which, after a string of miraculous victories, is sneaking up on the ACC title

November 05, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf

November 05, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Marc Wilson, Brigham Young's senior quarterback, tied an NCAA record by passing for more than 300 yards for the fourth game in a row. He threw for 366 yards (21 of 45) as the Cougars beat...

November 05, 1979 | E.M. Swift
The four ex-WHA teams have not been pushovers for their new NHL brethren

November 05, 1979 | Steve Wulf
By defending his super bantamweight championship for the 10th straight time with his 10th straight knockout, Wilfredo Gomez gave a lift to the sport's lower classes

November 05, 1979 | Joe Marshall
Everything's gone wrong in Cincinnati, and Paul Brown is getting all the blame

November 05, 1979 | Bil Gilbert