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December 25, 1972 | Volume 37, Issue 26

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John Wooden Cover - Sports Illustrated December 25, 1972

December 25, 1972 | Tex Maule

December 25, 1972 | Ron Fimrite

December 25, 1972 | Dan Jenkins
No matter what Coach John McKay of USC may say, the bowl results decide the final national rankings, and unless his mighty Trojans beat Ohio State in Pasadena they will probably no longer be No. 1

December 25, 1972 | Curry Kirkpatrick

December 25, 1972
Bowl madness will be more pronounced than ever, what with the shift of the Sugar to New Year's Eve. Dan Jenkins and Roy Blount Jr. cover all the games, from Rose to Fiesta.

December 25, 1972 | Bil Gilbert

December 25, 1972
Sport is not all grim nowadays. Really. Happily. It continues to be far more than just player strikes and expansion hockey teams, Olympic pooh-bahs, Philadelphia franchises, league commissioners...

December 25, 1972 | Jack Meyers
It has been a sporting feast, the year 1972, and we enjoyed every moment as the list of accomplishments and outstanding personalities grew and grew. Rarely had so many deserving candidates emerged...

December 25, 1972 | Charles Goren
Most players think of a finesse as a lead toward a high card that is accompanied by a lower one, say an ace and a queen, in the hopes that the lower one will win the trick. The artifice is not...

December 25, 1972 | Frank Sleeper

December 25, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

December 25, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
Here is a Christmas pudding of quotes culled from the more memorable comments that appeared in this space during the past 12 months:

December 25, 1972

December 25, 1972
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: The Boston Celtics, losers of only three games all season, ran their latest winning streak to eight as Center Dave Cowens again led the way with his scoring and rebounding....

December 25, 1972
35—Melchior DiGiacomo, Rich Clarkson-LIFE, Neil Leifer36, 37—Tony Triolo, Walter Iooss Jr., NBC, Heinz Kluetmeier, John D. Hanlon44—Aldo Durazzi, Herb Scharfman, Rich Clarkson, Co...

December 25, 1972
Harold Stanley, a junior at Monument Valley High in Kayenta, Ariz., turned in a 17:39 clocking over a 3.2-mile course to win the state cross-country meet in Class ABC. Stanley beat the field by...

December 25, 1972
STEELERS' YEARSirs:Finally you came through (Black and Gold Soul with Italian Legs, Dec. 11)! All season I have been waiting for an article on the exciting new Pittsburgh Steelers and their...