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October 27, 1975 | Volume 43, Issue 17

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George McGinnis Cover - Sports Illustrated October 27, 1975

October 27, 1975 | Robert H. Boyle
When I was a boy, it was my luck to hang out with kids who devoured The Sporting News and could reel off batting averages of players from the majors to the Three-I League. As an adult, it has been...

October 27, 1975
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: The Green Bay Packers presented Bart Starr with his first coaching victory by edging previously undefeated Dallas 19-17, Packer Quarterback John Hadl throwing a 26-yard touchdown...

October 27, 1975
Terry Alexander, 18, of Golden Valley, Minn., took the running and swimming events in winning the Junior National modern pentathlon with 5,720 points at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. At his state Class...

October 27, 1975
10—Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston20, 21—Dick Raphael, Heinz Kluetmeier, Herb Scharfman, John Iacono22, 23—John Iacono (2), Heinz Kluetmeier24, 25—Marvin E. Newman (2), Richard Mackson...

October 27, 1975 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE FIGHTSir:As a lifelong sports fan who appreciates excellent writing, I must tell you that Mark Kram's article "Lawdy, Lawdy, He's Great" (Oct. 13) on the Ali-Frazier fight is the finest piece...

October 27, 1975 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
SELLING YOURSELF

October 27, 1975 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Tony Mason, University of Cincinnati football coach: "The thing is that 90% of the colleges are abiding by the rules, doing things right. The other 10%, they're going to the bowl games."

October 27, 1975 | Kenny Moore

October 27, 1975 | Ron Fimrite

October 27, 1975 | John Underwood

October 27, 1975
If Rawly Eastwick III met a gorilla, what would he do? Why, the Reds' reliever would wrestle him. George Plimpton gleaned that and other revelations from the World Series bullpens.

October 27, 1975 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Another season begins, and a lot of big names are wearing different uniforms—not counting Wilt Chamberlain and his dalliance with the Knicks. But from the opening tipoff they will be playing the...

October 27, 1975 | Pat Putnam
At the end of last season the Golden State Warriors astounded almost everybody by totally disarming the Washington Bullets in the NBA championships. Their victory in four straight games was a...

October 27, 1975 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
Money and the promise of national exposure lured superstar George McGinnis out of the ABA to Philadelphia, and the $3 million-plus deal for the Indiana strongman is already helping the 76ers

October 27, 1975 | Pat Putnam
A year ago this division inherited Bill Walton, Tom Burleson and Clifford Ray, and now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar comes in from Milwaukee to join that towering group. You would have to bet that one of...

October 27, 1975 | Pat Putnam
The question isn't who will win here—only a nurd or a Cavalier fan would wager against the Bullets—but by how much? The margin will be determined by the mileage Wes Unseld can coax from his...

October 27, 1975 | Pat Putnam
When you subtract Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Dave Bing from the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons, respectively, add still another year onto the collective age of the venerable Chicago Bulls and...

October 27, 1975 | Pat Putnam
The easiest thing to say about this division is that the New York Knicks will finish last no matter what Eddie Donovan, Jack Kent Cooke and Wilt Chamberlain finally work out. Now onward and upward.

October 27, 1975 | Pat Putnam
The textbook case on How to Revitalize a Franchise evolved in Denver last season when the entire city contracted a serious epidemic of the Rocky Mountain Highs. The Nuggets won more games (65)...

October 27, 1975 | Pat Putnam
As if Louisvillians weren't wrought up enough, they discovered recently that Dan Issel of their beloved Colonels had been force bussed over to Baltimore in exchange for over $600,000, and that...

October 27, 1975 | William Leggett
By the time last weekend's rain in Boston caused a long pause in the action, it had become clear that the heroes of NBC-TV's coverage of the World Series were Producer Roy Hammerman, whose replays...

October 27, 1975 | John Underwood
Worry no more, the coach—and school spirits—are riding high again after the 0 and 4 Hurricanes huffed and puffed and defeated Houston

October 27, 1975 | Kent Hannon
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October 27, 1975 | Kent Hannon
DEFENSE: Alabama Defensive End Leroy Cook, a 6'3", 209-pound senior, made 10 solo tackles in the 30-7 victory over Tennessee, including four sacks of the quarterback for minus 36 yards. Cook also...

October 27, 1975 | Gerald Strine
Horse thievery, once confined to Western ranges, has broken out alarmingly—among other places in Kentucky's thoroughbred country, where two valuable yearlings were snatched

October 27, 1975 | Mary Lou Kelley
Nearly 200 years before Jaws, John Singleton Copley created a sensation with his painting Watson and the Shark. No artist before him had dared to depict a recent event with such you-are-there...

October 27, 1975 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Playing Davis Cup at long last, Connors helps topple Venezuela

October 27, 1975 | J. D. Reed