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December 16, 1985 | Volume 63, Issue 27

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Marcus Allen Cover - Sports Illustrated December 16, 1985

December 16, 1985 | Donald J. Barr
One of the qualities a publication like SPORTS ILLUSTRATED must strive for if it hopes to achieve a long and successful life is diversity—in style, approach and point of view. This is the best...

December 16, 1985
SALLY KUSAMHERST, N.Y.Kus, 37, coached Sweet Home Central High's girls' volleyball team to its 219th straight win, setting a U.S. scholastic record for consecutive victories. The previous record...

December 16, 1985 | Compiled by JAMES E. REYNOLDS
PRO BASKETBALL—The Pacific Division-leading Lakers won three games, giving them an 18-2 record and the best start in their history. Second-place Portland dropped three of four games. The lone...

December 16, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
REILLY'S HEISMAN PICKSir:Rick Reilly deserves a Wise Man award for his humorous, but timely and truthful article What The Heck, Why Not Dudek? (Dec. 2) about the Heisman award, which sometimes is...

December 16, 1985 | Frank Deford
Because Hollywood financing can be complicated, one of the oldest gags in the industry is, "We shoulda shot the deal, not the movie." It happens to be very nice indeed that Bud Greenspan was the...

December 16, 1985 | Edited by Craig Neff
TROUBLE AT A&M

December 16, 1985 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Steve Bono, third-string quarterback for the Vikings, on the prospect of someday replacing starter Tommy Kramer and backup Wade Wilson: "If I'm fortunate, in five or six years I'll be the one...

December 16, 1985 | Paul Zimmerman

December 16, 1985 | Pat Putnam
Donald Curry scored a stunning Round 2 KO of Milton McCrory to unify the welterweight title

December 16, 1985 | Alexander Wolff
Eddie Sutton is doing fine so far, but Kentucky's basketball coach is finding his job full of pressure

December 16, 1985 | Ron Fimrite

December 16, 1985 | Barry McDermott
Leaving the bickering to others, Laurie Rinker and brother Larry coolly won the Mixed Team loot

December 16, 1985 | Bob Ottum

December 16, 1985 | Ralph Wiley
San Diego's 5'6" Lionel James is piling up those all-purpose yards.

December 16, 1985 | Jill Lieber
The Jets' Mark Gastineau (East Central of Oklahoma) and the Cardinals' Roy Green (Henderson State of Arkansas) are two of the National Football League's best examples of small-college players...

December 16, 1985 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Atlanta's Gerald Riggs, the NFL's rushing leader with 1,548 yards, had his biggest day of the season—26 carries for 197 yards and one touchdown—in a 38-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

December 16, 1985 | Morin Bishop
For most people, the discovery of such a photograph would elicit feelings of comfort and warmth. But for a 7-year-old orphan, bone-weary after his flight from South Korea to the U.S., the picture...

December 16, 1985 | Franz Lidz
When four St. Joseph's clashed, namesake got mad at namesake

December 16, 1985 | Austin Murphy
WEST

December 16, 1985 | Austin Murphy
DENNIS HOPSON: Ohio State's 6'5" junior guard scored 103 points on 74% shooting from the field, with 42 against Cleveland State, in the 5-0 Buckeyes' wins over three previously unbeaten teams.

December 16, 1985 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Although Ivan Lendl flopped in the Australian Open, he's No. 1 for '85

December 16, 1985 | William Taaffe
HBO's visual expertise makes up for less than perfect commentary

December 16, 1985 | Curry Kirkpatrick

December 16, 1985 | Frank Deford
On the first day of the Baltimore Colts' training camp, Westminster, Md., July of 1968, Ordell Braase, the huge old war-horse, a survivor of 12 years in the National Football League, was walking...