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December 03, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 23

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated December 03, 1979

December 03, 1979 | Sarah Pileggi
The Northfield Mount Hermon School is situated on the banks of the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts, deep in the heart of New England prep country. Its athletic rivalry with Deerfield...

December 03, 1979 | Curry Kirkpatrick

December 03, 1979 | Edited by Myra Gelband
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December 03, 1979 | Edited by Myra Gelband
•Garo Yepremian, New Orleans Saint kicker, after deciding against a $10,000 hair transplant: "The thing that really bothers me is that there are already so many Elvis Presley look-alikes."

December 03, 1979
18, 19—John Iacono20—Manny Millan21-23—Tony Triolo24—John Iacono25—Rich Clarkson26, 27—John Iacono28—John Iacono (top), Shelly Katz-Black Star35—Walter Iooss Jr. (top), John Iacono40, 41—Raeanne...

December 03, 1979 | Compiled by BILL COLSON
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: When the season began, three NBA coaches—Red Auerbach (938), Red Holzman (574) and Dick Motta (502)—had won 500 or more games. Now there are five. San Diego's Gene Shue and...

December 03, 1979
ROBERT (Speedy) NEALKEY WESTNeal, 17, a 6'3¾" 242-pounder at Key West High who runs a 4.5 40, is the leading rusher in Southern Florida with 1,606 yards (6.6 average) and the top scorer with 140...

December 03, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
NO. 1 (CONT.)Sir:Your article There's a Red Alert (Nov. 12) contained some statistics that I am sure have aroused more than a minimum of curiosity. Specifically I'm referring to the rankings of...

December 03, 1979 | Bruce Newman

December 03, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney
In his final regular-season game, Billy Sims shredded Nebraska for 247 yards, leading Oklahoma to a win and the Orange Bowl

December 03, 1979 | Ron Reid

December 03, 1979
A Trio of titles is at stake in boxing. Sugar Ray Leonard goes after Wilfredo Benitez' welterweight crown; middleweight Vito Antuofermo defends his against Marvin Hagler; and Victor Galindez risks...

December 03, 1979 | Curry Kirkpatrick
That's the difference between college and pro hoops, says the author, just back from exile in the NBA and lovin' it

December 03, 1979
There are signs that college players no longer think of defense as something to be endured at the "other end" of the floor. And coaches, pro scouts, even the fans are showing a growing...

December 03, 1979 | Larry Keith

December 03, 1979 | Bill Colson

December 03, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
Maury Allen is a sportswriter for the New York Post who covered the Mets in those marvelous early years when Casey Stengel presided benignly over the most endearingly inept group of mortals ever...

December 03, 1979

December 03, 1979 | Myra Gelband
In the nine years that Ken Cochran has been coaching at Marymount College in Salina, Kans., his teams have put together a 240-37 record. The Spartans have been nationally ranked in the NAIA in...

December 03, 1979 | Nancy Williamson
Although the number of quality teams from coast to coast is increasing, one stands out the way UCLA once did in the men's game. Defending champion Old Dominion has so much ability and depth that...

December 03, 1979 | Nancy Williamson
1. OLD DOMINION2. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN3. LOUISIANA TECH4. TENNESSEE5. TEXAS6. NORTH CAROLINA ST.7. RUTGERS8. LONG BEACH STATE9. PENN STATE10. SOUTH CAROLINA

December 03, 1979 | Joe Marshall
In a big hill-and-dale week, Henry Rono showed he was set to go in the Olympics