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November 28, 1983 | Volume 59, Issue 23

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Michael Jordan Cover - Sports Illustrated November 28, 1983

November 28, 1983 | Robert Sullivan
Marie Alkire teaches gasping U.S. biathletes when to pull the trigger

November 28, 1983 | Curry Kirkpatrick
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November 28, 1983 | Giles Tippette
In my near-adequate athletic career, what with rodeoing and track and baseball and a little college football, I had, well-spaced though they were, my few moments of glory. Nothing spectacular, you...

November 28, 1983
2, 3—John Iacono4—William Campbell6, 14, 16—Bill Luster27—George Tiedemann30—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman32-35—John Iacono36—John Biever, Jerry Lodriguss (bottom)37—Heinz Kluetmeier (top left),...

November 28, 1983 | Compiled by ROB BUCHANAN
PRO BASKETBALL—Houston's Elvin Hayes, three days shy of 38, missed the only shot he took in a 104-86 loss to New Jersey. So what—the main thing was to put it up there. By doing so Hayes set an NBA...

November 28, 1983
DWAYNE WASHINGTONSYRACUSEA 6'2" guard, Washington was named MVP of both the McDonald's and the Dapper Dan high school all-star games. He averaged 35 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and four...

November 28, 1983 | Edited by Gay Flood
VIOLENCESir:I applaud NHL Referee Dave Newell for having the guts to take definitive action in the form of a 20-game suspension of Chicago Black Hawk Tom Lysiak to help curb the spread of violence...

November 28, 1983 | Jeremiah Tax
When the rains came at last to the parched, panting African savanna that Franklin Russell was investigating, and he stepped out of his tent to test the "deliciously fresh" air and note the...

November 28, 1983 | Paul Hemphill
Early in June 1952, the summer of my 16th year, my old man drove his truck out to the west side of Birmingham at dawn, hugged me once, slammed the door and left me with my thumb up, holding a...

November 28, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
A TRADITION WE CAN DO WITHOUT

November 28, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Ted Hendricks, Raider linebacker, explaining his success in avoiding injuries: "I keep my cleats out of the turf, my head on a swivel and stay away from pileups."

November 28, 1983 | Douglas S. Looney

November 28, 1983 | Anthony Cotton
Philadelphia's Andrew Toney shot down Boston and its latest case for the defense—Dennis Johnson

November 28, 1983 | Robert L. Miller
There are still certain places in the world that seem to exist vividly in the imagination, exotic locations that might cause any writer's pulse to quicken at the prospect of a visit. So it was...

November 28, 1983 | Paul Zimmerman

November 28, 1983 | Alexander Wolff
The annual Peach Basket Festival in Springfield, Mass. celebrates the beginnings of basketball and the opening of every new season

November 28, 1983 | Franz Lidz
Year after year in an immense, empty gallery of his pleasure dome, Xanadu, the aging megalomaniac Charles Foster Kane watches his lonely wife, Susan, piece together enormous jigsaw puzzles. "One...

November 28, 1983 | Curry Kirkpatrick

November 28, 1983 | Joan Ackermann-Blount
You ever hear early in the mornin' a call so fine it had no yeppin' to it at all? You know, that very first thing the old turkey hen says settin' up in the tree mornin' time? Well, listen here."...

November 28, 1983 | Alexander Wolff
North Carolina Coach Dean Smith isn't a student of the ancient thinkers. "I'll take Kierkegaard or Martin Buber," he says. But when his team had an opportunity to play a series of exhibitions in...

November 28, 1983 | Alexander Wolff
Joe B. Hall would rather reveal what his middle initial stands for than admit that he felt some satisfaction when two Cats began clawing at one another—throwing punches, no less—during a recent...

November 28, 1983 | Jack McCallum
One of the best-kept secrets in college basketball last year was Michael Young (below). He didn't come from any far-off place like his Nigerian teammate, Akeem Olajuwon (page 106), and he didn't...

November 28, 1983 | Alexander Wolff
More than 4,000 people are on Memphis State's season-ticket waiting list. To shoehorn them into the Mid-South Coliseum, which has been sold out to its 11,200 capacity for every game, the Tennessee...

November 28, 1983 | Bruce Anderson
Georgetown has a great transition team. Yet its transition from the end of last season to the beginning of this one was rocky—even tragic. Three players, including talented Forward Anthony Jones,...

November 28, 1983 | Alexander Wolff
Louisville Guard Lancaster Gordon (below) spent the summer working for a local Pepsi bottler, helping to stage Pepsi Challenge taste tests. It's the type of job you take to easily if you're...

November 28, 1983 | Alexander Wolff
About 25 years ago a 23-year-old coach at a North Dakota high school, hungry to learn more about the game, drove down to Kansas State to observe one of Tex Winter's practices. Winter was in the...

November 28, 1983 | Ivan Maisel
In the four seasons since 6'8" Magic Johnson left the Great Lake State to become a great Laker, Michigan State hasn't even gone to the NCAA tournament, much less repeated its 1979 title-winning...

November 28, 1983 | Bruce Anderson
Turtle figurines, about 30 of them in a variety of sizes, are scattered about the office of Maryland Coach Lefty Driesell. There are 10 black ones on his desk alone, gifts that Red Auerbach...

November 28, 1983 | Jaime Diaz
Ten national championship banners hang in Pauley Pavilion, ever-present reminders of how things used to be—but no longer are—at UCLA. The Bruins of old had little in common with last season's...

November 28, 1983 | John Garrity
They refinished the basketball floor in Henry Levitt Arena this summer. In the foul lanes, workmen pushing drum sanders cut through several layers of black paint, right down to the bare wood. Then...

November 28, 1983 | Ivan Maisel
IF WE COULD SEE OURSELVES AS OTHERS SEE US, WE'D PROBABLY THINK THEY HAD US CONFUSED WITH SOMEBODY ELSE. Iowa Coach George Raveling recently scribbled those words on the message board outside his...

November 28, 1983 | Jack McCallum
They'll be showing Eddie and the Cruisers, Part 3 down in Fayetteville, Ark. this season. Razorback Coach Eddie Sutton likes his "cruiser" types, those big guards who run the floor like deer, jump...

November 28, 1983 | Bruce Anderson
Boston College still isn't getting all the respect it deserves. BC is one of only three teams—North Carolina and Virginia are the others—that have reached the final 16 in each of the last three...

November 28, 1983 | Jaime Diaz
North Gymnasium, where Fresno State practices, is a dank little cavern that hasn't been the site of any intercollegiate games since 1968. The Bulldogs play downtown in Selland Arena, which,...

November 28, 1983 | Jaime Diaz
Oregon State Coach Ralph Miller's face is often a vision of Biblical wrath that strikes fear into the souls of players who commit the cardinal sin of crossing their legs on defense. But a serene...

November 28, 1983 | Jack McCallum
"Believe it or not," says Dr. Haskell Monroe, UTEP's president, "he's mellowed a little." The mellowness of the man in question—Miners Coach Don Haskins, better known as The Bear—was not in...

November 28, 1983 | Ivan Maisel
It may not seem possible, but this promises to be a season of new experiences for venerable DePaul Coach Ray Meyer. Early next month, he should become only the sixth coach to have 700 career wins....

November 28, 1983 | Greg Kelly
Last year the program at Wake Forest resembled a cross between The White Shadow and Dallas: It was a true basketball melodrama but you had to wait all season to see how it turned out.

November 28, 1983 | Sandy Keenan
Virginia Commonwealth has never before been cited in a preseason poll or even favored to win its own Sun Belt Conference. But this year's Commonwealth club has little in common with the past. This...

November 28, 1983 | Roger Jackson
When the NCAA tournament field is chosen in March, invitations will likely go to the Top 20 and these 33

November 28, 1983 | Jill Lieber
Kelli Litsch has led Southwestern Oklahoma State to two NAIA titles

November 28, 1983 | Jill Lieber
1. GEORGIA2. LOUISIANA TECH3. SOUTHERN CAL4. TEXAS5. TENNESSEE6. LONG BEACH STATE7. OLD DOMINION8. MARYLAND9. MISSISSIPPI10. KANSAS STATEBased on a poll of Division I coaches.

November 28, 1983 | Roger Jackson
Thanks to a couple of boyhood buddies who stayed at home, Kentucky Wesleyan has regained its prestige in NCAA Division II

November 28, 1983 | Ron Fimrite
But Stanford's coach, Paul Wiggin, was out after another loss to Cal

November 28, 1983 | N. Brooks Clark
SOUTHWEST"They remind me of a piranha around a chunk of meat," said Baylor Coach Grant Teaff of the Texas defenders before the Bears' 24-21 loss to the Longhorns. "They're always making that water...

November 28, 1983 | N. Brooks Clark
OFFENSE: Texas Tech Wide Receiver Leonard Harris, a 5'8", 153-pound senior, caught 12 passes for 248 yards and one touchdown in a 43-41 loss to Houston. He had catches of 41, 38, 36 and 29 yards.

November 28, 1983 | N. Brooks Clark
The tickets for Harvard's 100th meeting with Yale were especially quaint, decorated as they were with outlines of Elihu Yale (in blue) and John Harvard (in crimson) above an 1816 poem, Song, by...