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November 26, 1984 | Volume 61, Issue 24

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Patrick Ewing Cover - Sports Illustrated November 26, 1984

November 26, 1984 | Robert F. Jones
"The only good novel about a fighter I've ever read," said Ernest Hemingway when the book was first published in 1958. Long out of print, W.C. Heinz's The Professional has been reissued (Arbor...

November 26, 1984 | Lisa Twyman
Cheyney State can't offer any luxuries; even so, the Lady Wolves are first class

November 26, 1984 | Lisa Twyman
1. GEORGIA2. OLD DOMINION3. TEXAS4. LONG BEACH STATE5. USC6. MISSISSIPPI7. NORTHEAST LOUISIANA STATE8. LOUISIANA TECH9. LOUISIANA STATE10. SAN DIEGO STATE

November 26, 1984 | Jaime Diaz
Guard Terry Porter is Sweetness to his teammates at Wisconsin-Stevens Point

November 26, 1984 | Douglas S. Looney
It's a football farce that features Joe Avezzano and Oregon State

November 26, 1984 | Herm Weiskopf
SOUTH

November 26, 1984 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: In a 44-23 defeat of TCU, Texas fullback Terry Orr carried 18 times for 195 yards and scored on a 63-yard pass play in the third quarter and on runs of three, 82 and 33 yards in the fourth.

November 26, 1984 | Craig Neff
Chicago leads the NFC Central thanks largely to its complex defense

November 26, 1984 | Jill Lieber
Much of the blame for the Cardinals' recent troubles—three straight losses—belongs to quarterback Neil Lomax, who was intercepted four times in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Giants. In the first nine...

November 26, 1984 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Buffalo rookie running back Greg Bell carried 27 times for 206 yards and two touchdowns, including an 85-yarder, as the Bills beat Dallas 14-3 for their first win this season after 11 losses.

November 26, 1984 | Bill Brubaker
When you're Chris Washburg—6'11" with a can't-miss jumper—you can expect to have hundred of pen pals, and sacks, cartons and drawers full of mail

November 26, 1984 | Richard Phelan
This year, on the 11th day of spring, I went back to the Middle Bosque canyon and walked down it for the first time in 43 years. I wanted to see how much it had changed. The canyon lies in the...

November 26, 1984 | Compiled by BRUCE ANDERSON
PRO BASKETBALL—And then there were none. Houston, after running its record to 8-0 with a 106-98 win over Cleveland, fell ingloriously to Indiana, 125-117, and became the last team in the league to...

November 26, 1984
KIRK REIDMADISON, OHIOReid, 86, won both the singles and doubles titles at the 85-and-over Agawam Invitational tennis tournament in Providence. Reid, who has been playing the sport for 77 years,...

November 26, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
REVITALIZING THE NFLSir:Paul Zimmerman hit the nail right on the head with Dr. Z's R To Revive The NFL (Nov. 12). It seems that the NFL game has become another victim of high-tech standardization...

November 26, 1984 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
A SURPLUS OF ILL WILL

November 26, 1984 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Jim Walden, Washington State football coach, after Cougar running back Reuben Mayes of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, set an NCAA single-game rushing record with 357 yards against Oregon: "I...

November 26, 1984 | Paul Zimmerman
Off to an 11-1 start, the Niners are comparing themselves to the Super Bowl champions of 1982

November 26, 1984 | Jaime Diaz
Five boxers who won medals in L.A. made their profitable professional debuts at Madison Square Garden

November 26, 1984 | Jack McCallum
Oklahoma staged a heroic goal-line stand to defeat Nebraska and stay in contention for the national title

November 26, 1984 | Curry Kirkpatrick
With coaches in boxes and even more dogs in the NCAAs, hoops will be a basket case

November 26, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
College basketball editor John Papanek knew for seven months that Georgetown would be our No. 1 team for the 1984-85 season. But it was not until late October that he hit on a cover idea....

November 26, 1984 | Curry Kirkpatrick
St. John's hoopaholic Chris Mullin may be the King of Queens, but he belongs (pale) body and soul to his beloved borough of Brooklyn

November 26, 1984 | John Wideman
A celebrated author indulges an obsession to separate the facts from the fictions he has heard about Georgetown coach John Thompson

November 26, 1984 | Franz Lidz
No amount of time in a kennel or lunatic asylum could prepare you for J.C. Trujillo's singing voice. The ex-champion bareback rider "entertains" weary elk hunters in his Pyramid Peak, Colo....

November 26, 1984 | Ralph Wiley
There's only one great player at Georgetown, and every member of the defending NCAA champion Hoyas knows it. The "other 11" are there merely to complement Patrick Ewing. The team won't be...

November 26, 1984 | Greg Kelly
The provider, the chairman of the boards and the purple heart are big reasons that this season may be the best in the history of Illinois basketball. No, those aren't the nicknames of two wealthy...

November 26, 1984 | John Garrity
The story here is supposed to be DePaul's transition from coach Ray Meyer, retired after 42 years and 724 wins, to Joey Meyer, 35, for 11 years his father's top assistant.

November 26, 1984 | Ivan Maisel
Memphis State coach Dana Kirk doesn't have to leave his backyard to recruit. All but one player on the Tigers' 12-man roster were either first-team Memphis All-Metro or first-team All-Shelby...

November 26, 1984 | John Garrity
Uwe Blab, Indiana's 7'2" redheaded center from Munich, West Germany, carries in his wallet a clipping of a newspaper story in which Blab's coach, Bob Knight, tells a group of students, "If you see...

November 26, 1984 | Jack McCallum
This is a team that would be a joy to find among the Final Four next spring. The Sooners have a witty coach in Billy Tubbs, college basketball's friendliest superstar in Wayman Tisdale and an...

November 26, 1984 | N. Brooks Clark
One day last June, St. John's center Bill Wennington came close to losing it all. While playing for the Canadian national team in a pre-Olympic tune-up in New York City, Wennington, who's 7 feet,...

November 26, 1984 | Jack McCallum
During a brief span at a recent SMU practice, 6'5" junior swingman Carl Wright played like a man possessed. Possessed by what was uncertain. He posted up and took an off-balance, turnaround jumper...

November 26, 1984 | Roger Jackson
UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is a noted worrywart, so imagine his reaction at a preseason press conference when he heard the Runnin' Rebels' three returning starters, center Richie Adams and...

November 26, 1984 | Greg Kelly
If you close your eyes and listen real hard, you can almost hear Frank McGuire's old Underground Railroad rumbling out of New York, carrying players south. McGuire's line terminated at Chapel...

November 26, 1984 | Jack MaCallum
"I tell you, I'm worried," Arkansas coach Eddie Sutton says, trying to look worried. "Look at those early games on the road. We could lose all of them and be out of the Southwest Conference race...

November 26, 1984 | Ivan Maisel
You're Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, and your center the last three seasons has been a forward. Senior Andre Hawkins is 6'8" with 240 pounds of heart, and he's good enough to have anchored a team...

November 26, 1984 | Greg Kelly
A year ago, North Carolina State began its defense of the 1983 NCAA championship as if it would pull off another miracle. The Wolf pack won 19 of its first 26 games, but then lost seven in a row....

November 26, 1984 | Roger Jackson
If Washington was an automobile, it would be a beat-up old Chevy. But Huskies coach Marv Harshman, 67, who'll retire next spring after 40 seasons, didn't get to be the nation's winningest active...

November 26, 1984 | Greg Kelly
Two years ago the Duke basketball program was in chaos. Coach Mike Krzyzewski had four of his own recruits plus four upperclassmen who had played for Krzyzewski's predecessor, Bill Foster. To say...

November 26, 1984 | J. Austin Murphy
Virginia Tech doesn't have practices so much as it has torture sessions. "Conditioning is a big part of our game," drawls coach Charlie Moir, an otherwise humane sort who likes to drill with...

November 26, 1984 | Craig Neff
"Ninety percent of Einstein's solutions were wrong," says LSU coach Dale Brown. "And Jonas Salk had years of failures before he got the polio vaccine to work." Above Brown's head—blink!—the tiny...

November 26, 1984 | Jim Kaplan
After going undefeated in the ACC last season behind All-Americas Sam Perkins and Michael Jordan, North Carolina has been reduced to little more than a bunch of guys named Smith. Meet the Baby...

November 26, 1984 | Jaime Diaz
Lawrence, Kans. has barely settled down from last season, when the 22-10 Jayhawks upset Oklahoma in the finals of the Big Eight tournament. Now comes Danny Manning, one of the country's three...

November 26, 1984 | Ivan Maisel
Mitt Wagner has been Louisville's top scorer for two seasons and is the Cards' team leader. No wonder he was embarrassed when he had to pay $94 to recover his 79 Buick Limited after it was towed...

November 26, 1984 | Roger Jackson
What's so hot about the Top 20 anyway, Coach? You don't have to live anywhere near that neighborhood to get invited to the party of the year. Give your point guard time to complete that quantum...