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January 07, 1980 | Volume 52, Issue 1

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Ricky Bell Cover - Sports Illustrated January 07, 1980

January 07, 1980 | Joe Marshall
Recovering this fumble helped the once humble Bucs beat the Eagles as underdogs prevailed in three of the four playoffs

January 07, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
Question: What do you do when your best runner, passer and catcher are out of action because of injuries?

January 07, 1980 | Dan Jenkins
In the past few weeks there have been moments in the huddle of the Los Angeles Rams when the inexperienced quarterback, Vince Ferragamo, has mumbled something or other and Dennis Harrah, the...

January 07, 1980 | Ron Reid
Two days before Pittsburgh routed the Miami Dolphins, Lynn Swann was asked why the Steelers always seem to perform so superbly in playoff games. "I just think this team has pressure ballplayers,"...

January 07, 1980 | Bruce Newman

January 07, 1980 | Dan Levin

January 07, 1980
IV XIs with XIV in mind vie in the NFL's conference championship games. Paul Zimmerman reports whether Pittsburgh can subdue Houston for the AFC title and make it to Super Bowl XIV, while Joe...

January 07, 1980 | Roger Jackson
Until recently Michael Brooks was overshadowed at La Salle by famed alumnus Tom Gola, but as he zeroes in on Gola's records he has built a rep of his own

January 07, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf
WEST

January 07, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf
STEVE JOHNSON: Oregon State's 6'10½" junior center sank 34 of 43 field-goal attempts (he's shooting .782 for the season), scored 76 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as the Beavers took the Far West...

January 07, 1980 | Steve Wulf
In case it slipped your mind during the Christmas rush, January will mark the 10th birthday of that four-inch foam friend of furniture, that rainy-day mother's helper, that awakener of athletic...

January 07, 1980 | Stan Isaacs
Title this "I Was a Sports Junkie for a Day," or "I Have Seen the Future of TV Sports and It Makes Me Giggle."

January 07, 1980 | Joseph P. Kahn
At trials held in Lake Placid, the top European and American teams hurtled to very impressive clockings—as long as their bobsleds remained in the groove

January 07, 1980 | Herman Weiskopf
You can look it up: Mike DeCicco is Notre Dame's most successful coach

January 07, 1980 | Jack McCallum

January 07, 1980 | Jack McCallum
1. TOUCHDOWN PASS2. CHAMPIONSHIP BALL3. STRIKE THREE4. CLUTCH HITTER5. HOOP CRAZY6. PITCHERS' DUEL7. A PASS AND A PRAYER8. DUGOUT JINX9. FRESHMAN QUARTERBACK10. BACKBOARD FEVER11. FENCE BUSTERS12....

January 07, 1980
12-14—Heinz Kluetmeier15—George Tiedemann16—Robert Hagedohm17—Richard Mackson18, 19—John Iacono20, 21—Walter Iooss Jr.22—Richard Mackson25—Manny Millan (top left), John Iacono (top right), Richard...

January 07, 1980 | Compiled by CRAIG NEFF
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Closing in on Pacific leaders Seattle and Los Angeles was Phoenix, which swept six games to run its winning streak to nine. Two of the victories came against Kansas City, with...

January 07, 1980
ELLEN LYONSBOISE, IDAHOEllen, unbeaten in two years of cross-country competition, won the first national high school girls' championship in San Diego. The Bishop Kelly High senior covered the...

January 07, 1980 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:The portraits by Walter Iooss Jr. of Sportsmen of the Year Willie Stargell and Terry Bradshaw (Dec. 24-31) were brilliant. The warmth, admiration and good cheer emanating from the cover...

January 07, 1980 | Edited by Myra Gelband
PUNISHING THE PUGILISTS

January 07, 1980 | Edited by Myra Gelband
•Peter Salzberg, University of Vermont basketball coach, after three Southwest Conference officials assessed 56 fouls during Vermont's 98-66 loss at Texas A&M: "They called fouls like they...