22 Now There Are Four
In the battle for the national basketball title four teams are alive: Duke, Kentucky, Utah, Texas Western
26 Hockey's Biggest Moment: No. 51
After 20 years the NHL's most durable record is blasted by Bobby Hull. Photographed in color
30 One Point Six, Pick Up Sticks
The NCAA and the Ivy League swing at each other in a battle over academic standards for athletes
32 Hit It My Way
U.S. Open Champion Gary Player, who wins by keeping the ball in the fairway, shows how to play control golf
42 Tradin' Platers Is Mr. Van's Game
Nebraskan Marion Van Berg doesn't compete at Aqueduct or Santa Anita but he won more races than anyone last year
50 Clowns with a High I.Q.
The brainy porpoises, once considered merely show-offs, are now collaborating in the conquest of the sea
88 Old Johnny's Hail and Farewell
At 59, Johnny Longden, winner of a record 6,032 races, retires, but he gives fans one last race to remember
92 My Father The Thing
Staff Writer Joe Jares recalls the colorful career of his dad, Frank, a professional wrestling bad guy
88 Horse Racing
108 Basketball's Week
113 For the Record
114 19th Hole
Cover painting by Francis Golden
Credits on page 113
An invasion of vermont by French, Austrian, Swiss and Canadian skiers will make the national Alpine championships the biggest U.S. international ski meet since Squaw Valley.
The nonbout that nobody wanted and few will see is previewed by Tex Maule. Despite its murky beginnings, the Clay-Chuvalo title bout could produce some interesting surprises.
A flaming nightmare ends a peaceful journey in Mexico along the Usumacinta River. From his charred notes and blurred memories Coles Phinizy reconstructs the story.