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October 21, 1985 | Volume 63, Issue 18

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Jim McMahon Cover - Sports Illustrated October 21, 1985

October 21, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
SI special contributor Gary Smith has a soft voice and a mild manner that make it easy to overlook him in a crowd. But there is nothing soft or mild about the intensity of his curiosity about...

October 21, 1985 | Austin Murphy
The day Tom and Vicki Schot tied the knot in 1983, a puppy lay on top of their wedding cake. Not to worry; it didn't slobber or shed on the icing. This was an inanimate puppy, circular and...

October 21, 1985
DIRK BORGOGNONERENODirk, a senior at Reno High, kicked a 68-yard field goal in the Huskies' 34-14 win over Sparks High for the second-longest field goal ever recorded at any level. In 1976 Abilene...

October 21, 1985 | Compiled by DAN LEVIN
BASEBALL—The Toronto Blue Jays held a three-games-to-two lead over the Kansas City Royals in their best-of-seven American League Championship Series, and the St. Louis Cardinals led the Los...

October 21, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
DEALING WITH CHEATERSSir:Thank you for your no-holds-barred report on the recent scandals in the Southwest Conference (Deception In The Heart Of Texas, Sept. 30). Your 10-point Plan For Cleaning...

October 21, 1985 | Jon Kelly Yenser

October 21, 1985 | Edited by Robert Sullivan

October 21, 1985 | Edited by Robert Sullivan
•Ron Essink, Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle, on having wrestled in college: "It taught me how to hold good."

October 21, 1985 | Paul Zimmerman

October 21, 1985 | E.M. Swift

October 21, 1985 | Jim Kaplan
Baseball had a problem a few days before the playoffs began: The umpires were threatening to strike. Baseball had another problem a few days after the playoffs began: The umpires were working. A...

October 21, 1985 | Craig Neff
After dropping two games in L.A., St. Louis returned home and swept three in a row from the Dodgers

October 21, 1985 | Pat Putnam
Oklahoma's ferocious defense stopped the Texas attack in its tracks as the Sooners won the annual showdown in Dallas 14-7

October 21, 1985 | Franz Lidz

October 21, 1985 | Hank Hersch

October 21, 1985 | Hank Hersch
OFFENSE: Senior Tom Ehrhardt completed 40 of 65 passes for 520 yards and five touchdowns, the last an 18-yarder with 14 seconds remaining, to lift Rhode Island to a 45-38 victory over Lehigh.

October 21, 1985 | Jack McCallum
Stronger and heavier, the Bullets' 7'7" Manute Bol could be a force

October 21, 1985 | Bob Kravitz
When Tampa Bay has the ball, James Wilder turns into a one-man gang

October 21, 1985 | Jill Lieber
SI polled NFL player-personnel wizards as to the five colleges that best prepare players for the pros. The consensus: USC, Pitt, Penn State, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Their breakdown: quarterbacks,...

October 21, 1985 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Tony Dorsett rushed for 113 yards, caught four passes for 82 yards and scored two TDs—and became the sixth man in NFL history to gain 10,000 yards rushing—as Dallas beat Pittsburgh 27-13.

October 21, 1985 | Gary Smith