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December 04, 1972 | Volume 37, Issue 23

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Steve Spurrier Cover - Sports Illustrated December 04, 1972

December 04, 1972
Sirs:Re your statement, "Squaw Valley has been nipped by the black frost of bankruptcy" (, Nov. 20):

December 04, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

December 04, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Errol Mann, Detroit Lion placekicker, asked if he was tough enough to help in tackling the ballcarrier on kickoff returns: "Tough enough? Shoot, I barrel through there and knock those runners...

December 04, 1972 | Ron Reid

December 04, 1972 | Mark Mulvoy
This time it is in appreciation of a joyous new Ice Age in Atlanta, where the expansion Flames are off and blazing and the neophyte fans are up and cheering

December 04, 1972 | Ron Fimrite
Aroused Ohio State, brought to a boil by the pregame oratory of Coach George S., Woody Hayes, put on two heroic goal-line stands to beat Michigan and earn a trip to the Rose Bowl

December 04, 1972
The big ten is big time in basketball again. As the season begins, Curry Kirkpatrick discourses on Minnesota's Ron Behagen, Michigan's Campy Russell and a rough league.

December 04, 1972 | Edwin Shrake

December 04, 1972 | Coles Phinizy

December 04, 1972 | Thomas McGuane

December 04, 1972
Vince Lombardi was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in the recent election. The former College of St. Thomas fullback, age 30, son of the late Green Bay Packer and Washington...

December 04, 1972 | Pat Putnam
Oklahoma beat Nebraska on Thanksgiving in the rematch of the Game of the Century, but the competition for Heisman votes between the Cornhuskers' Johnny Rodgers and the Sooners' Greg Pruitt was a flop

December 04, 1972 | Larry Keith

December 04, 1972 | Larry Keith
THE BACK: Steve Marshall, a defensive bad?-until recently, accounted for seven touchdowns as Utah swamped Colorado State. He scored on runs of 27, 15 and three yards, and his four passes covered...

December 04, 1972 | Jule Campbell
Stretch pants are back this season, and all eyes are on the ankle. Right, the ankle, because the question this year is, are in-the-boot pants In and over-the-boot pants Out, or the other way...

December 04, 1972 | William Leggett
As the World Series waned and other pro seasons waxed, baseball's Instructional Leagues in Florida and Arizona were sharpening the skills of a bumper crop of young stars. You'll see the best...

December 04, 1972 | Dan Levin
At the nationals Gerald Evans kicked with such beautiful precision that he did not kill a soul—which is the real point of the game

December 04, 1972 | Herman Weiskopf

December 04, 1972
Cover—Fred Kaplan-Black Star22, 23—Tony Triolo24, 25—Sheedy & Long (2), James Drake26, 27—John D. Hanlon28—Neil Leifer36, 37—Carl Iwasaki56—AP, Chris Economaki-National Speed Sport...

December 04, 1972
Owen Gorman, a 43-year-old plumber from Costa Mesa, Calif., is the top cross-country runner at Orange Coast College. He became eligible for the team by enrolling in four night courses. In six...

December 04, 1972
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: As the season reached the one-quarter mark, close races continued between the top two teams in each division. Chicago overtook Milwaukee and led by half a game in the Midwest....

December 04, 1972 | Larry Keith
What has happened, of course, is that our own Dan Jenkins has gone and written himself a bestseller about a couple of down-home football players with NFL moves and Fort Worth philosophies: it...

December 04, 1972 | Keith Hodgdon
Something called roller polo was the rage 60 years ago, but circumstances made a liar of the adman who once wrote, "It will undoubtedly become the national indoor sport"