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February 11, 1980 | Volume 52, Issue 6

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Eric Heiden Cover - Sports Illustrated February 11, 1980

February 11, 1980
16-18—Manny Millan19—Tony Triolo (left), Manny Millan20, 21—Robert Hagedohm (left), Peter Read Miller (2)22—Robert Hagedohm23—Peter Read Miller24, 25—John Iacono (left), Richard Mackson26—Mickey...

February 11, 1980 | Compiled by BROOKS CLARK
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: At the All-Star break, the league's tightest race was in the Pacific Division, where Los Angeles trailed Seattle by half a game. The Sonics snapped a three-game losing streak...

February 11, 1980
BRUCE WILLIAMSFLORIEN, LA.Williams, 18, a 6'5" center for Florien High, has scored 5,200 points in his career and led the Black Cats to a four-year record of 147-60. He is the second-leading high...

February 11, 1980 | Edited by Gay Flood
COVERAGESir:That is an incredible cover shot (Jan. 28) of an incredible player (John Stallworth) by an incredible photographer (Walter Iooss Jr.).GREG CAVAPhotography studentArt Center College of...

February 11, 1980 | Mike DelNagro

February 11, 1980 | Barry McDermott

February 11, 1980 | Dan Jenkins

February 11, 1980
A great day for the Irish may occur as indoor-mile world-record holder Eamonn Coghlan runs Madison Square Garden's fast track in a Millrose field including 1,000-meter world-record holder Rick...

February 11, 1980 | Barry McDermott

February 11, 1980 | Clive Gammon

February 11, 1980 | Bob Ottum
How's this for a strange combination of names? lie is Randy Gardner. Nothing at all exotic there; yon can hang your hat on a name like that. Bui, ah, she is Tai Reina Babilonia. Say it and the...

February 11, 1980 | Bob Ottum
MEN

February 11, 1980 | William Oscar Johnson
It has been a secret for months: the 1980 U.S. Olympic speed skating uniforms will be gold. What a morale raiser and motivator, what a compelling symbol of incipient triumph, right? Here,...

February 11, 1980 | William Oscar Johnson
MEN

February 11, 1980
After sweeping last December's Lake Placid Invitational with consecutive wins over Sweden, Canada, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, U.S. captain Mike Eruzione bubbled, "Tell the Russians they...

February 11, 1980
A big winner on the Lake Placid slopes may well be little Liechtenstein, which has produced not just one Wenzel, but two. Andy and Hanni, a brother and sister act, are so hot that they could take...

February 11, 1980
If Lake Placid doesn't get a major snowfall soon, the cross-country courses will be abbreviated to 25 kilometers of gentle terrain under man-made snow. Distances will stay the same—the racers will...

February 11, 1980
Time was when bobsledding was dominated by East and West Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. This year, as the recent European championships showed, the sport shakes down to two: Switzerland...

February 11, 1980
At the last Olympics, East Germany collected no fewer than five luge medals, winning golds in all three events, but this time two Italians, Paul Hildgartner and Karl Brunner, are the men to beat...

February 11, 1980 | Anita Verschoth

February 11, 1980 | William Oscar Johnson
They make up the largest single contingent at Lake Placid, 800 men and women in pale blue, logo-festooned parkas. That's six times the size of the entire U.S. Olympic team—coaches, captains and...

February 11, 1980 | William Oscar Johnson
The night before the balloons go up in Lake Placid's opening ceremonies, ABC will air a 90-minute preview of the Olympics. That's Feb. 12, 9:30 p.m. When actual coverage starts—an unprecedented...

February 11, 1980 | Barry McDermott
Tom Schrage (right) may spend a lot of time warming the bench, but at 33 he feels pleased just to be one of Northern Kentucky's six freshman backcourtmen

February 11, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf

February 11, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf
CLAUDE GREGORY: Wisconsin's 6'8" junior forward had 26 points and 12 rebounds during a 73-69 overtime loss to Michigan, and then his 23 points and nine rebounds helped upset Ohio State 70-67.

February 11, 1980 | William Oscar Johnson
From their start atop Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic downhill courses can be sunny and stunning or stormy and surly. Whichever, the runs at Lake Placid will demand the most in skill and courage

February 11, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
FLICKERING FLAME

February 11, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Harry Neale, coach of the Vancouver Canucks: "Last season we couldn't win at home, and this season we can't win on the road. My failure as a coach is that I can't think of anyplace else to play."