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December 07, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 24

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Tony Dorsett Cover - Sports Illustrated December 07, 1981

December 07, 1981 | Larry Colton
The view from Neahkahnie Mountain was spectacular: clear blue Oregon sky, rugged coastline, steep basalt cliffs, lush conifers, the Coast Range in the distance. A nice place to start a bike trip.

December 07, 1981 | John Hildebrand
Flying high over the east fork of the Moose River, Richard Thiel listened for wolves. He sat behind the pilot, a map of northwestern Wisconsin spread across his knees, and followed the contours of...

December 07, 1981 | Bob Ottum
Ideally, this story should be written by a horse. Heck, it's only fair: The horses are in a lot better shape than the humans after one of these races. Besides, they get a bit more emotional about...

December 07, 1981 | N. Brooks Clark
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the birth (and death) of an idea whose time has never come. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1931, four Ivy League football teams—Columbia, Cornell, Pennsylvania and...

December 07, 1981
4—Roy Hobson34, 35—John Iacono36, 37—Paul Kennedy (top), John Iacono (3)39—Ronald C. Modra (top), Manny Rubio42—John Iacono43, 44—Carl Skalak47—John Iacono48, 49—Paul Bereswill50, 53—Tony...

December 07, 1981 | Compiled by JANE E. BACHMAN
PRO BASKETBALL—Philadelphia and Boston each went undefeated on the week as the 76ers, 13-1 on the season, kept a half-game ahead of the 13-2 Celtics in the Atlantic Division. Philly's wins came...

December 07, 1981

December 07, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
BEAR REACTIONS (CONT.)Sir:Frank Deford's article on Coach Paul (Bear) Bryant is excellent ("I Do. Love the Football," Nov. 23). As a native Tennessean now living in the North, I have always been...

December 07, 1981 | Art Hill
There is a manner of writing, employed by the best reporters when they go book-length, which implies that the writer knows at least as much about his subject as God does, and maybe a little...

December 07, 1981 | Edited by Myra Gelband

December 07, 1981 | Edited by Myra Gelband
•Mike McCormack, coach of the hapless Baltimore Colts after the team's co-captain, Offensive Guard Robert Pratt, pulled a hamstring running onto the field for the coin toss against St. Louis: "I'm...

December 07, 1981 | Douglas S. Looney
Penn State escaped from a deep hole to send Pittsburgh plummeting from No. 1

December 07, 1981 | John Papanek
It was early in the fourth quarter at Birmingham's Legion Field and so far all the wrong numbers had come up for Alabama. Paul (Bear) Bryant stood before his team's bench stoically, barely...

December 07, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
Staff Writer Rick Telander was an All-Big Ten defensive back in 1971, his senior year at Northwestern, and his football future seemed promising when the Kansas City Chiefs drafted him. It seemed...

December 07, 1981 | William F. Reed
A car accident has left Hoosier star Landon Turner crippled, but still his teammates might well emulate him

December 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman

December 07, 1981 | E.M. Swift
Coach Herb Brooks, maestro of Lake Placid, is struggling to feel at home on the Rangers

December 07, 1981 | Bruce Newman

December 07, 1981 | Roger Jackson
Who's the hottest college guard? Who can lead San Francisco to the NCAAs? Why, it's Quintin (Q) Dailey

December 07, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

December 07, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
KEITH EDMONSON: Purdue's 6'5" senior guard, a forward last season, made the move pay off with 36 points, six rebounds, four assists and one steal as the Boilermakers whipped Tennessee 82-68.

December 07, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
1. N. CAROLINA (1-0)2. LOUISVILLE (0-0)3. KENTUCKY (1-0)4. IOWA (1-0)5. WICHITA STATE (1-0)6. SAN FRANCISCO (1-0)7. TULSA (1-0)8. VIRGINIA (3-0)9. UCLA (1-1)10. KANSAS STATE (1-0)11. DePAUL...

December 07, 1981 | Steve Wulf
It wasn't a season to wake up the echoes cheering her name, to shake down the thunder or even to help the book sales of Gerry Faust: Notre Dame's Man in Motion. When the University of Miami...

December 07, 1981 | Steve Wulf
OFFENSE: Quarterback Jim Kelly, a 6'3", 210-pound junior, completed 17 of 25 passes for 264 yards and two TDs as Miami defeated Notre Dame 37-15. Kelly also broke four school passing records.

December 07, 1981 | Harry Middleton
As the earth loses its wildlife at an ever-increasing rate, the woods are full of untimely and unnatural death. Soon, scientists say, extinction will be an ordinary occurrence, accelerating to the...

December 07, 1981 | Kenny Moore
Unheralded Adrian Royle beat Alberto Salazar for the TAC championship

December 07, 1981 | Rick Telander