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November 03, 1986 | Volume 65, Issue 19

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Ray Knight Cover - Sports Illustrated November 03, 1986

November 03, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney

November 03, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney
A few enlightened people believe prospective college football players should meet the same admission requirements that regular students meet. To that end, a friend has sent us what he swears is a...

November 03, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney
OFFENSE: In Northern Arizona's 24-0 defeat of Idaho, Goran Lingmerth scored all the Lumberjacks' points on an NCAA-record 8 field goals, ranging from 46 yards to 18.

November 03, 1986 | Franz Lidz
The UCLA practice field is an unlikely place to find a would-be Buddhist shaman. A shaman is, of course, an ecstatic medicine man in touch with the world beyond. But here's Frank Batchkoff musing...

November 03, 1986 | Bob Kravitz
A new coach and an old QB have the Minnesota Vikings on the move

November 03, 1986 | Robert F. Jones
Worshipers at the Southern Church of College Football will have plenty of scripture to study this fall in the slack time between weekend services. Two recently published volumes deal with the...

November 03, 1986 | Jill Lieber
On Monday arbitrator Richard Kasher ruled that NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle's plan to randomly test players for drug use violated the collective bargaining agreement.

November 03, 1986 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Pittsburgh's Earnest Jackson had 21 carries for 132 yards and one TD and Walter Abercrombie had 22 carries for 109 yards as the Steelers, now 2-6, defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 30-9.

November 03, 1986 | Noel Hynd
In 1912 the New York baseball club in the American League was a sorry operation indeed. Known as the Highlanders, they played in rickety, wooden Hilltop Park at Broadway and 165th Street and...

November 03, 1986 | Sarah Ballard
Long Island. Today those words evoke suburbia, endless miles of housing developments and shopping centers connected to New York City by an infamous expressway and a hapless commuter railroad. Once...

November 03, 1986 | Bruce Newman
Vincent Lauria (Tom Cruise) is a pool player with a good eye and a sweet stroke, but he hasn't any idea how to make his game pay off for him on the hustle. When Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman)...

November 03, 1986 | Compiled by AMY LENNARD
BASEBALL—The NEW YORK METS defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-5 to win the World Series four games to three (page 16).

November 03, 1986
HUGH CLIFFORDWEST VANCOUVER, B.C.Clifford, 80, set an age-group record at the World Masters marathon championships in Richmond, B.C. He finished the race in 4:19:56, 3 minutes 11 seconds faster...

November 03, 1986 | Edited by Gay Flood
TRIBUTES TO TIGERSir:I want to thank Sam Toperoff for the splendid PERSPECTIVE (Oct. 13) on Richard Ihetu, a.k.a. Dick Tiger, the two-time world middleweight champion from Nigeria who passed away...

November 03, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan

November 03, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan
•Tom Watson, after being disqualified in last week's PGA tournament for changing putters in the middle of a rain-delayed round: "My IQ must be two points lower than a plant's."

November 03, 1986 | Ron Fimrite

November 03, 1986
Fish in a feeding frenzy? No, it's the start of the 10th Ironman Triathlon, the event that spawned the whole phenomenon in 1978. In this churning mass off Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, are eventual winners...

November 03, 1986 | Alexander Wolff
Amid all the "prettys" ("pretty unbelievable" and "pretty spent" and "pretty emotional"), and the hugs and the kisses, and the love—has any major leaguer, least of all a World Series MVP, ever...

November 03, 1986 | Peter Gammons
How will it feel? For years we had asked ourselves, "How will it feel if the Red Sox ever win?" How will it feel if there are two outs and none on in the bottom of the 10th with a 5-3 lead in Game...

November 03, 1986 | William Taaffe
Has baseball shot itself in the foot by going to a best-of-seven playoff format and allowing all World Series games to be played at night? In the immortal words of Joaquin Andujar, "Youneverknow."

November 03, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney
Penn State made believers out of 'Bama and gave two minor bowls major hopes for New Year's Day

November 03, 1986 | Jack McCallum

November 03, 1986 | Donald J. Barr
While this week's World Series cover seems a given, because of our press deadlines, the decision to run it wasn't as obvious as it might seem. In fact, if the Sox had wrapped things up in four or...

November 03, 1986
Twenty-three years ago, Wilt Chamberlain and Nate Thurmond teamed up as the NBA's first sky scraping tandem. Last season, Houston's Ralph Sampson and Akeem Olajuwon loomed over the league—and now,...

November 03, 1986 | Franz Lidz
Ruby Rodriguez is preparing to goon her fiancé, Jim Mendoza. They're at Makapuu Beach in Hawaii, and Ruby brings him a shaved ice. "Strawberry," she says. Ruby neglects to mention she has laced it...

November 03, 1986 | Jack McCallum

November 03, 1986 | Bruce Newman

November 03, 1986 | Jack McCallum
Notes from a reporter who spent the off-season swinging on the NBA grapevine

November 03, 1986 | Rick Reilly