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February 23, 1981 | Volume 54, Issue 9

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Bobby Carpenter Cover - Sports Illustrated February 23, 1981

February 23, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
AGENT KUBAS' CRYSTAL BALLThe California Bureau of Organized Crime and Criminal Intelligence is in the practice of placing small bets with bookmakers as a means of gathering evidence against them....

February 23, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Chris Bahr, Oakland Raider placekicker: "My wife calls me 'Much-Maligned.' She thinks that's my first name. Every time she reads a story about me, that's always in front of my name."

February 23, 1981 | Sam Moses
Richard Petty, sovereign of the speedways, let the race go to the swift for most of the way, then gambled and won his seventh Dayton a 500

February 23, 1981
The brothers Bibby began competing against each other on a small farm outside Franklinton, N.C. Now they're competing as pro athletes, Jim as a Pittsburgh pitcher, Henry as a San Diego guard. Rick...

February 23, 1981 | Curry Kirkpatrick

February 23, 1981 | E.M. Swift

February 23, 1981 | Coles Phinizy

February 23, 1981 | Rick Telander

February 23, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
No sooner had Temperence Hill put his nose across the finish line to win the Belmont Stakes, the final Triple Crown race, last spring, than Senior Writer William Leggett started watching the...

February 23, 1981 | Bruce Newman
Kevin Magee and Mike Ferrara have this in common: they can score by the score

February 23, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
MIDEAST

February 23, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
CLIFF LEVINGSTON: During Wichita State's Missouri Valley Conference victories over Southern Illinois and Bradley, the 6'8" sophomore forward had a total of 29 rebounds and 34 points and passed off...

February 23, 1981 | William Leggett
Flying Nashua and Johnlee n' Harold are the West's best hopes for a Triple Crown winner—that is, if they can manage to stay on the track and out of the courts

February 23, 1981 | Michael Baughman
It was about 15 years ago that I began to write outdoor articles. One of my first was an account of steelhead fishing that I submitted to a regional magazine, and when word came back from the...

February 23, 1981 | Henry Grunwald
The belief in an ever better tomorrow, the conviction that obstacles exist to be overcome and that the U.S. has a strong and beneficial role to play in the world—these constitute the American...

February 23, 1981 | John Underwood

February 23, 1981 | Bill Colson
No matter how many unseemly acts are committed in the name of sport, we continue to defend it, continue to urge our youth to participate in it. Why? Because deep down we believe it's good for...

February 23, 1981 | Bill Colson
Despite the recent scandals in intercollegiate athletics, the belief that success in sports and excellence in academics are complementary isn't dead. Here, for example, is a high school that has...

February 23, 1981 | Bill Colson
During the 1949 Princeton football season, sophomore John McGillicuddy, a gutsy player who wasn't blessed with exceptional size, speed or agility, was not on the field for a single down. But by...

February 23, 1981
4—Andy Hayt18, 19—Eric Schweikardt20, 21—Red Huber—Sentinel Star26, 27—Manny Millan (top), Eric Schweikardt28—Dick Raphael (top), Eric Schweikardt (2)37-41—Heinz Kluetmeier42—Carl Skalak50—John D....

February 23, 1981 | Compiled by N. Brooks Clark
PRO BASKETBALL—"I know it sounds comical," said Denver Coach Doug Moe after a 162-143 Nugget victory over Portland, "but we won it on defense." Comical indeed, after the NBA's highest-scoring game...

February 23, 1981
MARCOS ARREOLACALEXICO, CALIF.Marcos, a senior center forward on the Calexico High soccer team, scored 12 goals in a 20-1 victory over Calpatria to set a national high school record. He has...

February 23, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
IMAGES OF PARADISESir:When I got home today I found two pieces of mail on the table. One was a letter from the college I most want to attend, concerning my admission. The other was the SI...