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December 25, 1961 Table Of Contents

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Point Of Fact

POINT OF FACT

A college basketball quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of fans and armchair experts

By Maury Allen

Gold Rush

THE GOLD RUSH THAT FAILED

In 1961 fast-buck promoters and misguided enthusiasts cooked up an alphabet soup of new leagues and new teams, but U.S. fans stood fast for quality

By Roy Terrell

A TIE THAT MEANT A VICTORY

New York and Cleveland traded touchdowns, but in the end it was the Giants who proved they were the best pro team in the East

By Tex Maule

Girls And Boys

BOYS AND GIRLS TOGETHER

When top men and women pros met in Florida, the golf was surprisingly good and the manners almost flawless

By Alfred Wright

The Enthusiast

An Infinite Variety

The way of the world with a game is mirrored in all its astonishing variety in the following 40 pages. First, Barbara Heilman tells the very American story of Benjamin Edward Bensinger, Chicago businessman and supersportsman. Then action photographs (page 34) catch shining moments in sports that identify nations almost as their flags do. Scholarly and entertaining, Alexander Eliot (page 44) chronicles the deeds of Heracles, first of the Olympian sportsmen and a Greek hero who tamed water in ways modern conservationists are trying to imitate. Finally (page 62), a gallery of the world's loveliest sportswomen, a theme that is particularly apropos in a year in which the wife of the President of the U.S. has done so much to lend an aura of glamour to the arena of sport

By Barbara Heilman

The Universal Tug and Tempo of Sport

The games men play change magically from nation to nation, but each has its moments of beauty and high excitement, as the pictures below and on the next eight pages disclose. Here, for example, a village cricket match in England creates an atmosphere of late-afternoon, late-summer tranquility

THE WORLD'S LOVELIEST SPORTSWOMEN

Goren's Year-End Quiz

GOREN'S YEAR-END QUIZ

By Charles Goren

Bowls

CRAM COURSE FOR BOWL WATCHERS

By Walter Bingham

COTTON BOWL

In Dallas, third-ranked Texas, with its elusive backs, meets fourth-ranked Mississippi, a strong passing team, in what should be the best game of New Year's Day

ORANGE BOWL

LSU, conqueror of Mississippi, tests its methodical attack in Miami against the balanced running and passing of the Big Eight champion, Colorado

SUGAR BOWL

The nation's top team, Alabama, unbeaten, untied and, in its last five games, unscored on, faces twice-beaten Arkansas in New Orleans

ROSE BOWL

Minnesota attempts to make up for last year's Rose Bowl loss when it faces the single-wing running attack of UCLA in Pasadena

GATOR BOWL

Penn State matches its flash and daring against the conservative tactics of Georgia Tech in Jacksonville on December 30

Basketball's Week

Basketball's Week

By Mervin Hyman

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

FACES IN THE CROWD

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

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