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March 24, 1980 | Volume 52, Issue 13

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Kirk Gibson Cover - Sports Illustrated March 24, 1980

March 24, 1980 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Favorites fell left and right in the NCAA regionals and up jumped the likes of Joe Barry Carroll (below) and Purdue, along with Iowa, Louisville and UCLA, for a finals fling

March 24, 1980 | Douglas S. Looney
When Lute Olson accepted the head basketball job at Iowa six years ago after a stint at Long Beach State, he and his wife flew from California to Iowa City to look for a house. Upon arriving,...

March 24, 1980 | Mike DelNagro
Just when it looked as if none of the nation's top-ranked teams would find their way to Indianapolis, No. 2 Louisville flexed its muscles in the Midwest Regionals and vaulted into the final four....

March 24, 1980 | Joe Jares
Some people still think basketball is spelled U-C-L-A and that John Wooden still sits courtside at Pauley Pavilion with his Wizard's wand concealed in a rolled-up program. How else to explain why...

March 24, 1980 | Larry Keith
Detroit is wholly sold on rookie Centerfielder Kirk Gibson, but for the moment will play him only half the time—against righthanders

March 24, 1980 | Larry Keith
The Yankees hope they have another Ron Guidry in Dave Righetti, 21, a 6'3" lefthander who in three years as a pro has averaged more than one strikeout an inning. His father, Leo, was a minor-leaguer.

March 24, 1980 | Jim Kaplan
Then there are the celebrated rookies who didn't make it. Paul Strand, purchased by the 1924 Athletics for $70,000, then a staggering sum. Didn't last the season. Andy Cohen, 1928 Giants, John...

March 24, 1980 | Barry McDermott

March 24, 1980
The Indianapolis four are emphatically not guilty of having the best basketball records in the land, but there they are—Iowa, Louisville, Purdue and UCLA—set to determine the ultimate survivor of...

March 24, 1980 | Kenny Moore

March 24, 1980 | William Nack
Obedient to the code of his corner for 'clever boxing' and 'controlled aggression,' England's Alan Minter beat Vito Antuofermo for the middleweight championship

March 24, 1980 | Kelso F. Sutton
The principal article in this issue is a somber consideration by Robert H. Boyle of the short, tormented life and untimely death of boxer Willie Classen (page 62). It was of course our intention...

March 24, 1980 | Coles Phinizy
The Congressional Cup was decided by a torn spinnaker and the blink of an eye

March 24, 1980 | William Legged
Jaklin Klugman, a he not a she, and his actor-owner are an early Derby parlay

March 24, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman

March 24, 1980 | Robert H. Boyle

March 24, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

March 24, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Abe Lemons, University of Texas basketball coach, after punishing his players by telling them they couldn't return to their hotel in Abilene until 10 p.m.: "It was Sunday night and everything was...

March 24, 1980
4—Tony Triolo12, 13—Manny Millan (center), Andy Hayt (2)15—Heinz Kluetmeier17—Rich Clarkson18—Richard Mackson19—Peter Read Miller20—Walter Iooss Jr.21—Heinz Kluetmeier (top), Walter Iooss...

March 24, 1980 | Compiled by BROOKS CLARK
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—VIRGINIA UNION beat New York Tech 80-74 in Springfield, Mass. to win the NCAA Division II title.

March 24, 1980
MIKE RUETHERPRAIRIE VILLAGE, KANS.Mike, a 6'4", 245-pound senior wrestler at Bishop Miege High, pinned 28 opponents on the way to a 3l-0 season and his second state heavyweight title. He will...

March 24, 1980 | Edited by Gay Flood
CARRYING THE TORCHSir:My compliments on Kathy Blumenstock's well-written article on Jim Craig's debut in the NHL (The Flame Is Still Burning Brightly, March 10). I am a season-ticket holder and...