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November 29, 1982 | Volume 57, Issue 23

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Ralph Sampson Cover - Sports Illustrated November 29, 1982

November 29, 1982 | N. Brooks Clark
In the case of Billy Joe Hedgepath, the Free Agent Scouting Combine (FASC) did its job: It got him a chance. As a 5'10", 197-pound halfback from Southwest Missouri State, Hedgepath had been passed...

November 29, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
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November 29, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Junior Quarterback Ben Bennett paced Duke to a 23-17 upset of North Carolina by hitting on 25 of 34 passes for 273 yards and a touchdown against the nationally top-ranked Tar Heel defense.

November 29, 1982 | Frank Deford

November 29, 1982 | Giles Tippette
Some of y'all may recall when I told you in these pages about the days when me and four other worthless cowboys were getting it down the road from one rodeo to another (SI, April 2, 1979). If you...

November 29, 1982
6—Manny Millan24, 25—Manny Millan26, 27—Manny Millan (top, bottom center), Carl Skalak (2)28—Jerry Wachter29—Tony Tomsic39—Roy Hobson (bottom)49—Richard Mackson50—Jerry Wachter51—Bill Luster52,...

November 29, 1982 | Compiled by ARMEN KETEYIAN
BASKETBALL—Chicago Guard Reggie Theus can't seem to get off the number 111, and because of that the revitalized run-and-gun Bulls shot up in the Central Division standings. For the second time...

November 29, 1982
JEROME DAUSMANARLINGTON, VA.Dausman, 29, consultant to a public accounting firm, wheeled and dealed his way to first place in the sixth U.S. Monopoly Championships. He survived play against 50...

November 29, 1982 | Edited by Gay Flood
SUGAR RAY'S RETIREMENTSir:Many thanks for that great cover shot of Sugar Ray Leonard (Nov. 15), which, unfortunately, will probably be his last. What a fitting tribute to the best welterweight...

November 29, 1982 | Paul Zimmerman
THE STRIKE: THE WINNERS. THE LOSERS. AND WHO DID WHAT TO WHOM

November 29, 1982 | Paul Zimmerman
The following are some significant contract gains made by the players as a result of the strike:

November 29, 1982 | Paul Zimmerman
The NFL finally resumed play, but 2-0 teams Buffalo and Miami proved that without practice it's hard to be perfect

November 29, 1982 | John Papanek
For Joe Montana the question is: Will he remember the great NFL strike of 1982 for the $140,000 in salary that he lost, or for his 408 yards on 26-for-39 passing against St. Louis in the 49ers'...

November 29, 1982 | Ahmad Rashad
...but last weekend the author and his Viking teammates foundered

November 29, 1982 | Jack McCallum

November 29, 1982 | Jack McCallum
Larry Anderson was bouncing a basketball as he walked across the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. "I'm serious," he said. "It seems like the farther out I am, the better I feel it....

November 29, 1982 | Roger Jackson
To paraphrase the Four Tops, it's the same old song for the UCLA Bruins. They are quick, talented and two-deep at every position and have four starters returning from a team that went 21-6. But it...

November 29, 1982 | Alexander Wolff
Ralph Sampson will live out his final year at Virginia on The Lawn, in a modest room where the only plumbing is a sink. The 7'4" center is one of only 54 students, all seniors, who rate a room on...

November 29, 1982 | Jack McCallum
Though Coach Rollie Massimino may look a little different this season after shedding 35 pounds, his team won't. Four starters return from last year's 24-8 squad that advanced to the NCAA's final...

November 29, 1982 | William F. Reed
It didn't take Billy Thompson long to discover that life in the country—or, at least, in Louisville—isn't quite as mellow as it might have seemed from his vantage point in Camden, N.J. The 6'8"...

November 29, 1982 | Alexander Wolff
Though Coach Dean Smith now has the monkey off his back, there's no need to fear there will be a complacent paunch around North Carolina's collective middle. The defending national champs simply...

November 29, 1982 | Ralph Wiley
Is there anything Keith Lee can't do, except gain weight? Yes. Keith Lee can't play point guard. The opponents on Memphis State's 20-win (at least) schedule should consider themselves lucky. Lee...

November 29, 1982 | Jack McCallum
This team lost its best offensive player under 7 feet tall (Sleepy Floyd), its best defensive player under 7 feet tall (Eric Smith) and its meanest player under 7 feet tall (Ed Spriggs). Its best...

November 29, 1982 | Ralph Wiley
The Southeastern Conference can be a tough place for a wimp, says a man who ought to know. "Brute strength is the most important thing in the SEC," states Alabama Coach Winfrey (Wimp) Sanderson....

November 29, 1982 | William F. Reed
For months now, basketball fans in Kentucky have been wondering how a program with the biggest and best of everything can lose to a Middle Tennessee in the opening round of the NCAA tournament....

November 29, 1982 | Jim Kaplan
In Oklahoma, where the football spiral comes whistling down the plain, basketball is reaping a whirlwind of interest. "I used to beg people to come out to games," says Guard Bo Overton. "Now...

November 29, 1982 | William F. Reed
At a recent practice, Indiana Coach Bobby 'Knight called over Ted Kitchel, his sweet-shooting senior forward. "Kitchel," began Knight, "do you have any idea how old I am? I've been screaming at...

November 29, 1982 | Ralph Wiley
The situation is under control at Tennessee, which means the Vols haven't brought in Godzilla and Mothra from a juco, didn't sign everybody's Ultra-All-Universe out of high school, will continue...

November 29, 1982 | Steve Wulf
The Hawkeye fan, now immortalized in a poster that depicts an advanced state of inebriation ($3.75 at the university bookstore, $4 elsewhere), is loyal, generous and spirited. Why, last year when...

November 29, 1982 | Michael Baughman
For years now, the Oregon State football team has played like the Northwestern of the Northwest. But every fall, just when the losses and rains threaten to establish a feeling of permanent gloom...

November 29, 1982 | Philip G. Howlett
The two best centers in college basketball are Virginia's Ralph Sampson and Georgetown's Pat Ewing, which is why they play a major role in this, our 26th annual college basketball issue. A major...

November 29, 1982 | Jim Kaplan
Missouri plays a schedule that Coach Norm Stewart calls "professional suicide." The Tigers open against defending national champion North Carolina, have other early-season games with Oregon State,...

November 29, 1982 | Jack McCallum
Practice was over and West Virginia's Greg Jones sat on the training table getting his calluses scraped by Trainer Jack Brautigam. "Ow! I'm telling you, Jack, I'm going to sue you if you don't...

November 29, 1982 | Anthony Cotton
Last season Illinois State made a memorable debut in the Missouri Valley Conference by bringing defense to what had been known as a run-'n'-gun league, limiting Valley opponents to only 58 points...

November 29, 1982 | Roger Jackson
Remember Cal State-Fullerton? Cal State-Who? That's what a lot of folks were saying in 1978 when Cal State-Who came within an eyelash of advancing to the NCAA Final Four. But when George McQuarn...

November 29, 1982 | Alexander Wolff
When James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. fancified its name from Madison College and became a Division I basketball team six years ago, the world outside the Shenandoah Valley didn't...

November 29, 1982 | Alexander Wolff
These 32 teams should be among the 52 that receive bids to the expanded NCAA tournament

November 29, 1982 | Curry Kirkpatrick
What happens when an irresistible force such as Ralph Sampson meets an immovable object like Patrick Ewing? We'll know for sure on Dec. 11

November 29, 1982 | N. Brooks Clark
Deon Mayfield, 20, should have known that no good can come to an athlete who spreads his efforts over three events as demanding and specialized as the high, long and triple jumps. The muscles and...

November 29, 1982 | William Taaffe
When Ted Turner's superstation, WTBS, bought the television rights to the Ewing vs. Sampson game for $575,000 last summer, it landed the most important sports event ever to appear on "basic" cable...

November 29, 1982 | Roger Jackson
That's what a lot of experts think about freshman Cheryl Miller of top-rated USC

November 29, 1982 | Roger Jackson
1. SOUTHERN CAL2. TENNESSEE3. LOUISIANA TECH4. OLD DOMINION5. GEORGIA6. MARYLAND7. LONG BEACH STATE8. TEXAS9. CHEYNEY STATE10. KANSAS STATE

November 29, 1982 | Rick Telander
Spud Webb of Midland College, the defending NJCAA champ, is 5'6" (almost), but he plays as if he's 6'6"

November 29, 1982 | Jim Kaplan
Record-setting End Henry Ellard helped Fresno State bag a bowl bid