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December 07, 1959 | Volume 11, Issue 23

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated December 07, 1959

December 07, 1959 | Theodore Roosevelt III

December 07, 1959 | Theodore Roosevelt III
Theodore Roosevelt III, a grandson of "T.R.," is a partner in the brokerage firm of Montgomery, Scott & Co. in Philadelphia. He married Anne Babcock in Louisville in 1940. Colin (Skipper)...

December 07, 1959
FOOTBALL: ROSES AND BRICKBATSSirs:Thanks for a very enlightening article in Lay Those Elbows Down, Mike (SI, Nov. 16). Having read the article and observed the picture, it is clear to me that...

December 07, 1959
'Mountains don't care'

December 07, 1959
All times are E.S.T.

December 07, 1959 | Kenneth Rudeen
Fans were baffled—happily or sadly—by some teams in 1959. But every football miracle has its explanation

December 07, 1959 | Kenneth Rudeen
Breaking into the clear on a 38-yard run to set up Georgia's first touchdown in its 21-14 victory Saturday over archrival Georgia Tech, Bulldog Halfback Fred Brown sprints away from Tech's Ed...

December 07, 1959 | Tex Maule

December 07, 1959
The debut of Russia's touring basketball teams proved the girls a visual treat, but the men are not in our class as players

December 07, 1959 | Martin Kane
The promoter of the next Johansson-Patterson fight must have integrity, experience and money. But who has?

December 07, 1959
This is it," exulted John Dueker. "You can feel no more. There is no more to feel." Dueker plays on the St. Louis University soccer team. It was the first NCAA soccer championship, which the...

December 07, 1959
Canadians are indulgent when their southerly neighbors talk about which game is "The Game." They know they have it in the annual Grey Cup football clash between the champions of East and West—an...

December 07, 1959
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December 07, 1959
Wayne Hardin, Navy football coach, after his team smashed Army 43-12: "We went into this game thinking defense first."

December 07, 1959 | Jeremiah Tax
The game is basketball, and 1,000 colleges, fit and ready, head into a season of promise

December 07, 1959
The rare and beautiful pictures on the cover and the following pages are dramatic results of an experiment by Photographer John Zimmerman to portray basketball's chief quality—continuous action...

December 07, 1959
A detailed look at all the major college conferences, the leading independent teams and the nation's top players

December 07, 1959 | Arthur Murphy
When the purple and white of Northwestern upsets the crimson and cream of Oklahoma; when Eddie Arcaro, wearing Brookmeade Stable's royal-blue and white, rides Sword Dancer to the Jockey Club Gold...

December 07, 1959
This vigorous young conference was completely dominated last season, in its first official year, by powerful ST. JOSEPH'S, one of the 20 best teams in the nation, and it probably will happen...

December 07, 1959
Coach Adolph Rupp'smain problem in pointing the KENTUCKY Wildcats at their 20th conference title since 1933 is how to select five starters from a roster brimful of experience, depth and speed....

December 07, 1959
Although Coach Fred Schaus is undoubtedly sincere when he says there are three teams beside his own WEST VIRGINIA who "could easily win the championship," it is most unlikely that anything will...

December 07, 1959
Frank McGuire's troubles at NORTH CAROLINA will make this race tighter than it appeared likely to be. The Tar Heels were slight favorites in the ACC and a sure bet for high national ranking, with...

December 07, 1959
INVESTIGATIONS—U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee which will open investigations of monopolistic practices in professional boxing early next year, obtained official authorization from President...

December 07, 1959
Three of the nation's 10 best teams last year came from this conference of eight hard-running, high-scoring rivals, and all eight are even stronger this season. CINCINNATI is apparently headed for...

December 07, 1959
Starting its 14th year of organized competition with only one charter member (Ohio U.) still in residence, this frisky band of seven steadily improving teams saw some drastic changes in an old...

December 07, 1959
Thirteen times in the 21-year history of the NCAA championships Big Ten teams have gone at least as far as the semifinals, a remarkably consistent record of achievement. As most of the coaches...

December 07, 1959
BASKETBALL—BOSTON, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.

December 07, 1959
4—John G. Zimmerman (3), Marvin E. Newman (3), Hy Peskin (3), Evan Peskin5—A.P.7—U.P.I., St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bob Mayette, Rodeo Sports News, Keystone18—Hy Peskin19—Arthur Daley23—Doug...

December 07, 1959
The leading contenders in the Border area are beginning to flex their muscles and build up their schedules, and their efforts have been rewarded by appreciative fans whose numbers grow each year....

December 07, 1959
Possibly the biggest upset in college basketball last year took place in this league when IDAHO STATE actually lost a conference game. That hadn't happened in all of three previous seasons,...

December 07, 1959
Betsy Rawls, 31-year-old golfer from Spartanburg, S.C., who won 10 tournaments on this season's circuit, was officially declared by Ladies PGA to be this year's top money winner, with alltime...

December 07, 1959
: It isn't often that a team which loses four of its starting players can expect national ranking, but such is the case at , where old Celtic star Joe Lapchick is bringing the school back to its...

December 07, 1959 | Mervin Hyman
The college football season ended the way it began—in a clattering wave of upsets ( 15). But, almost before the last old grad's shout had faded into a hoarse whisper, postseason bowls were filled...

December 07, 1959 | Mary Frost Mabon
I like wild ducks only when they're tender and juicy and well done," explained pretty Mrs. Willard Van Beuren King of St. Louis, as she began the preparation of a most unusual game dish. "So I...

December 07, 1959 | Willy Schaeffler
The introduction of , a new approach to the effective shortswing system of skiing, is climaxed this week with demonstrations by Willy Schaeffler, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Contributing Editor, on the use...

December 07, 1959 | Charles Goren

December 07, 1959 | Herbert Warren Wind

December 07, 1959 | Paul Mandel

December 07, 1959

December 07, 1959 | Jo Ahern Zill
Leather is very much the thing these days, whether to sit on, to travel with or to wear. A perusal of shops that specialize in leather—Gucci, Mark Cross, the Hermes boutique at Lord & Taylor...

December 07, 1959 | John Chapman
How do you get tickets to a big hit Broadway show? It isn't easy, but there are always ways and, surprisingly enough, most of them are quite legal. Plays you might want to see are The Gang's All...