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November 11, 1985 | Volume 63, Issue 21

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Ray McDonald Cover - Sports Illustrated November 11, 1985

November 11, 1985 | N. Brooks Clark
Nine sleek racers are cutting their way toward a windward mark. The breeze is stiff, the fleet tight, when suddenly one boat veers off course. Its sails luff helplessly. The skipper groans, then...

November 11, 1985 | Compiled by BAILEY BREENE GENDRON
PRO BASKETBALL—Denver forward Alex English, the NBA's scoring leader, had a total of 51 points in victories over Phoenix 142-127 and Seattle 90-73 as the Nuggets ran their record to 4-0. Seattle's...

November 11, 1985
CRYSTAL McNUTTCONROE, TEXASCrystal, a third-grader at Neil Armstrong Elementary, rode her horse, Teak, to fifth place in the 17-and-under, Western pleasure category at an Arabian horse show in...

November 11, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE LAKERS' LEADERSir:Many people think Pat Riley is a cocky, arrogant man, but Kenny Moore's article (Not Just A Pretty Face, Oct. 28) disproved that myth and also pointed out what a terrific...

November 11, 1985 | Bob Ottum
Now here's a guy who has been through it all. Picture everything awful that can happen to a man and his stock car, and Buddy Baker has been there, from racing upside down to end-over-end, aerial...

November 11, 1985 | Charles Alan Wright
Charles Alan Wright, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Texas Law School, was from 1973 to 1983 a member or chairman of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, and in 1982-83 he...

November 11, 1985 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle

November 11, 1985 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
•David Greenwood, on being traded by the Chicago Bulls to the San Antonio Spurs: "Like they say, there are three things a pro basketball player can't control: injuries, knucklehead coaches and...

November 11, 1985 | Hank Hersch
The Hawkeyes lost their grip on No. 1 as they fell to Ohio State, but Florida and Penn State remained undefeated—and so did Air Force

November 11, 1985 | Rick Reilly
Fun facts to know and tell about the Florida Gators now that they are 7-0-1 and (maybe) America's No. 1 college football team:

November 11, 1985 | Jack McCallum
You want to see a team that's winning ugly, check out Penn State. The best thing that can be said about the Nittany Lion offense is that it's balanced. In a 16-12 victory over Boston College on...

November 11, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
Julie Vader is an SI reporter whose principal beat coincides with her main passion—horses. Last week her assignment was to assist William Nack in his coverage of the Breeders' Cup races (page 46):...

November 11, 1985 | Douglas S. Looney
We don't have the greatest athletes in the world," Air Force Academy football coach Fisher DeBerry said before the Falcons' game on Saturday against WAC rival San Diego State. "But, by gosh, we do...

November 11, 1985 | William Nack

November 11, 1985 | Alexander Wolff
Bad tidings about their beloved basketball team had Kentucky's fans whistling a foul on a paper

November 11, 1985 | Barry McDermott

November 11, 1985 | Earl H. Smith
Life's struggles for 6-year-olds have always included the task of enlisting adults in their games. In the fall of 1945, my friends and I wanted desperately to play football. Our recruiting efforts...

November 11, 1985 | Jill Lieber
Dennis Swilley, Vikings center, artist and architect, is back in the NFL after skipping the 1984 season to build his dream house

November 11, 1985 | Jill Lieber
At 11:30 a.m. Sunday, some extraordinary calls started coming into the Sullivan Stadium press box in Foxboro, Mass. The calls were from some bookmakers around the country to sportswriters covering...

November 11, 1985 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Eric Schubert, a New Jersey high school coach who was signed two days before the game, kicked five field goals in the New York Giants' 22-20 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Bucs.

November 11, 1985 | Pat Putnam
Pro champ Jerry Clarke doesn't make much money but he's high on his sport

November 11, 1985 | Jack Falla
Big Brian McClure throws strikes for still unbeaten Bowling Green

November 11, 1985 | Austin Murphy

November 11, 1985 | Austin Murphy
OFFENSE: Sophomore Thurman Thomas rushed for 201 yards on 34 carries in Oklahoma State's 14-11 win over Colorado, Thomas scored both OSU TDs, including a 60-yard sweep for the game winner.

November 11, 1985 | E.M. Swift

November 11, 1985 | David E. Brown
Quail were everywhere. In 30 minutes of hiking we must have seen a dozen coveys, each of 20 birds or more. Only rarely are Gambel's quail so abundant in the heart of Arizona's Sonoran Desert....