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November 30, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 23

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Dean Smith Cover - Sports Illustrated November 30, 1981

November 30, 1981
4—George Tiedemann (right), Jay Leviton-Atlanta24, 26—Ronald C. Modra27—Paul Kennedy32, 33—Mickey Pfleger (top), Richard Mackson (2)34, 35—Peter Read Miller (top left), Richard Mackson (2)50—Peter...

November 30, 1981 | Compiled by JANE E. BACHMAN
PRO BASKETBALL—The court had two Kings as brothers Bernard, of the Warriors, and Albert, of the Nets, met in their first professional confrontation, a 121-107 win for Golden State. The Warriors...

November 30, 1981
DINKY PROCTORN. CAROLINA STATEProctor, a 6'3", 212-pound guard, averaged 25.6 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists last season in pacing Rutgers Prep to its second New Jersey Independent School...

November 30, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
BEAR REACTIONSSir:As Alabama alumni, we deplore your treatment of Coach Bear Bryant, the University of Alabama and the state of Alabama ("I Do Love the Football," Nov. 23). In our opinion, the...

November 30, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

November 30, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Jack Rothrock, Greensboro, N.C. businessman who played center for Guilford College in a 60-6 loss to Bear Bryant's Maryland team in 1945, the first of Bryant's 314 coaching victories: "The thing...

November 30, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
Richard Todd, despite a broken rib and a bum ankle, passed the Jets to a thriller of a win over Miami and into first in the AFC East

November 30, 1981 | Anthony Cotton
The Lakers were winning, but Magic Johnson and the owner were not enjoying it. Solution: Can the coach

November 30, 1981 | Douglas S. Looney

November 30, 1981 | John Papanek
The unlikely hero and his coach danced at midfield like a couple of inebriated circus bears. A few seconds earlier, on the final play of the game, 6'5", 260-pound, Samoan-born Nose Guard George...

November 30, 1981 | Curry Kirkpatrick

November 30, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
"Coaching basketball at UCLA has become like the presidency, maybe too much like it," says Senior Writer Curry Kirkpatrick, whose story on Bruin coaches starts on page 98 of this, our annual...

November 30, 1981 | Jack McCallum
Dominique Wilkins turned down the pros, and that turns on Georgians who love his leaping

November 30, 1981

November 30, 1981 | David Grunwald
It all started innocently enough last year. I'm an indifferent athlete, whose best sport is watching sport, and, while idly twisting the TV dial in search of some entertainment, I suddenly came...

November 30, 1981 | Alexander Wolff

November 30, 1981 | Ray Kennedy

November 30, 1981 | Roger Jackson
If their bloodlines mean a thing, Evelyn Johnson and Medina Dixon will make South Carolina a too contender for the NCAA women's title

November 30, 1981 | Roger Jackson

November 30, 1981 | Pat Putnam
With one last fling Jim McMahon became the top college passer—ever

November 30, 1981 | Craig Neff

November 30, 1981 | Craig Neff
OFFENSE: Iowa Tailback Phil Blatcher, a 5'8", 188-pound senior, rushed for 247 yards and two TDs in the Rose Bowl-bound Hawkeyes' 36-7 win over Michigan State. His longest run was 46 yards.

November 30, 1981 | Robert W. Creamer
Baseball is back on Broadway with a lively musical about Jackie Robinson

November 30, 1981 | Curry Kirkpatrick