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December 02, 1985 | Volume 63, Issue 25

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Bo Jackson Cover - Sports Illustrated December 02, 1985

December 02, 1985 | Compiled by JAMES E. REYNOLDS
PRO BASKETBALL—Denver forward Calvin Natt said, "It was mah-velous, simply mah-velous." He was talking about his teammate Alex English, who scored a career-high 54 points in a 127-113 win over...

December 02, 1985
DAVID McCALLUMINDIANAPOLISDavid, a senior at North Central High, led the Panthers to their fourth consecutive state tennis title, over Jasper High, while winning the state singles championship for...

December 02, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:After spending the last two years of my undergraduate days at Arizona with the school under the specter of NCAA probation, I expected a different type of atmosphere in Baton Rouge as I...

December 02, 1985 | Edited by Craig Neff

December 02, 1985 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Dave Currey, University of Cincinnati football coach, on the William Perry phenomenon: "We don't have any Refrigerators. We have a few pot-belly stoves, but they're on the coaching staff."

December 02, 1985 | Paul Zimmerman
The New York Jets' defense stood tall in a bruising 16-13 sudden-death victory over the New England Patriots in their showdown for first place in the AFC East

December 02, 1985 | Ralph Wiley
Never mind that the Denver Broncos had won the AFC West title in '84, beating the Los Angeles Raiders twice en route. Forget that Seattle had busted Raider chops in the first round of the playoffs...

December 02, 1985 | Barry McDermott
Playing in his first tournament as a senior citizen, Gary Player, just turned 50, came up with a victory

December 02, 1985 | E.M. Swift

December 02, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
The people who write, edit and research stories, design layouts and take photographs each week, all under the direction of the managing editor, are but half of the team responsible for putting out...

December 02, 1985 | Rick Reilly

December 02, 1985 | Sarah Ballard

December 02, 1985 | J.E. Vader
Change comes over hockey at a glacial pace, but it appears the game may be entering a modern ice age. Ex-Ranger Phil Esposito, Islander Bryan Trottier and others are praising and promoting a...

December 02, 1985 | Jack McCallum
Playing in the NBA is a tall order, but one that 5'7" Spud Webb fills

December 02, 1985 | Bob Kravitz
A spirited Grey Cup made Canada's pro football miseries more palatable

December 02, 1985 | Jill Lieber
Matt Blair, a Vikings linebacker for 12 years, wears an interesting piece of jewelry around his neck, a 14-karat gold chain with his own front tooth mounted on a pendant. It's a souvenir from a...

December 02, 1985 | Jill Lieber
Joe Theismann is overwhelmed by the outpouring of emotion that has come his way since he suffered a compound fracture of his right leg Nov. 18. "I guess through the course of 12 years," says...

December 02, 1985 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Ron Brown of the Rams ran back two kickoffs for touchdowns (98 and 86 yards) and also caught five passes for 87 yards, including a 39-yard TD, in Los Angeles's 34-17 victory over Green Bay.

December 02, 1985 | Bruce Newman
Oklahoma's wild-dog defense held the second-ranked Huskers at bay

December 02, 1985 | Ed Burns
Go, Tigers! Go, Bulldogs! Go, Krotoniates! Krotoniates? Well, if you want a classically inspired nickname for your team, you might look beyond Troy and Sparta to Kroton, a Greek colony on the...

December 02, 1985 | Hank Hersch

December 02, 1985 | Hank Hersch
OFFENSE: Wideout Doug Green caught 10 passes for 152 yards in Duke's 23-21 upset of North Carolina. Green's three TD catches, including the game-winner with 1:10 left, erased a 21-3 Tar Heel lead.

December 02, 1985 | John Skow

December 02, 1985 | Sam Moses
Of the five types of races that make up the American Motorcyclist Association Grand National series—short track, half mile, mile, tourist trophy steeplechase (TT), road race—the mile is the...