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March 26, 1979 | Volume 50, Issue 13

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Larry Bird Cover - Sports Illustrated March 26, 1979

March 26, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

March 26, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Stan Morrison, retired University of the Pacific basketball coach: "If you hang in there long enough and grit your teeth hard enough, your orthodontist bill will go up."

March 26, 1979 | William F. Reed
While one of the pre-tournament favorites, Michigan State, worked its Magic in the Mideast, three upstarts—Penn, DePaul and, most notably, still-unbeaten Indiana State—qualified for trips to Salt...

March 26, 1979 | Larry Keith
In the tradition of famous sporting combinations—Tinker to Evers, Unitas to Berry and Beliveau to Geoffrion—Michigan State now offers Earvin Johnson to Gregory Kelser. Last Sunday afternoon,...

March 26, 1979 | Joe Jares
For the first time since World War II, DePaul is in the final four of the NCAA tournament, and as if a wait of 36 years wasn't enough, the Blue Demons found their road to Salt Lake City to be the...

March 26, 1979 | Bruce Newman
It was a nice ceremony, sort of peaceful and dignified right up to the end, when Penn Guard James Salters stepped up to the free-throw line and finally laid St. John's to rest. Salters' two free...

March 26, 1979 | William Nack
Cincinnati is regrouping under its new maestro, John McNamara, but it is problematical if his aging band will march to the divisional title

March 26, 1979 | Curry Kirkpatrick

March 26, 1979
Unspectacular was the word for Spectacular Bid's performance in the Florida Derby, because of Jockey Ron Franklin's hairy ride. Nonetheless, the kid is back on the Kentucky Derby favorite's back...

March 26, 1979 | Kenny Moore

March 26, 1979 | J. D. Reed
As the NASL season gets under way, owners bored with leftovers are trying to get into the Cosmos' gourmet class

March 26, 1979

March 26, 1979 | Frank Deford
We are blessed with the news on this happy spring day that Walter Matthau has sued the producers of The Bad News Bears. It is Matthau's contention that subsequent variations on its theme—The Bad...

March 26, 1979 | Ron Reid
Although dreary and weary, Drury beat Henderson for the NAIA championship

March 26, 1979 | Mike DelNagro
For a tournament team, North Alabama took a surprisingly modest reputation into last week's NCAA Division II championship at Springfield, Mo. In 31 basketball seasons, the Lions had a 371-372...

March 26, 1979 | Peter Gammons
Kirk Gibson, an All-America flanker at Michigan State, has been making a hit with the Tigers. The only problem with his new career is that he pines for aluminum

March 26, 1979 | Steve Raymond
The Dolly Varden, once considered a trash fish, is now a bonus in the West

March 26, 1979 | Frank Deford

March 26, 1979
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—NORTH ALABAMA beat the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 64-50 in Springfield, Mo. to win the NCAA Division II title (page 53).

March 26, 1979
14, 15—Rich Clarkson16—Rich Clarkson17, 18—Peter Read Miller19—James Drake49—courtesy Columbia Pictures50—Jim Richardson53—Hal Stoelzle58—Bill Eppridge70, 71—John G. Zimmerman72—Chris R....

March 26, 1979
DON COLLINSCHITTENANGO, N.Y.Collins, a 47-year-old lane manager, broke the world record for a 32-game bowling match during a four-day doubles tournament in Baldwinsville, N.Y. His 7,850 total was...

March 26, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
MARIAN LEIFSEN'S SONSir:The article about the recruiting of high school basketball star Tom Leifsen (A House Divided, March 5) describes the pressures that success brings to bear upon young...