16 The Big Spill
Escaping a four-horse pileup. Candy Spots won the Santa Anita Derby hours after Never Bend won the Flamingo
22 Border Warfare
The Canadian cadets attacked West Point and lost a hockey game but peace broke out at a twist party later
24 Cincy Goes for a Third
Nobody has won the basketball championship three straight years, but who can beat the mighty Bearcats?
30 Skier on a Slope to Glory
Chuck Ferries has had an uphill trek to the skiing heights, but now it should be an easy downhill run
38 A New Way to See the Bullfight
Matadora Patricia McCormick and Artist Robert Riger show that it is governed by geometry—as well as art
48 How to Catch a Piranha
Actor Gardner McKay, in a real-life role, describes his hunt for the world's most vicious fish
62 The 11 Men Behind Cassius Clay
The boastful heavyweight's businessmen-sponsors are giving boxing a fresh look and hope for the future
55 Horse Show
75 Basketball's Week
78 For the Record
82 19th Hole
Acknowledgments on page 78
Cover painting by Bernard Fuchs
Basketball's Hoopla hits its peak at the NCAA championship, where sellout crowds create a background of bedlam for the finals. Color photographs capture all of it.
A shrew search in the Cranesville swamp may not produce shrews, but Writer-Naturalist Bil Gilbert, with his keen observations, makes the two-day venture worthwhile.
A visitor to Arizona, armed with colossal gall and a phony press card, wanders onto the spring training fields and discovers that baseball players are warm and human humans.