26 You Watch Out, Ali!
Cassius Clay may get more than he bargained for in Challenger Cleveland Williams, who packs an awesome punch
30 A Bulldog's Answer to an S O S
Steven Orr Spurrier's Florida Gators were favored, but Georgia swamped college football's best passer and won
36 Vikings Heat Up the War
Minnesota's big upset of Green Bay made the Packers and Colts neck-and-neck in an exhilarating race
42 One More Boom or Bust
Lacking some of his old skill but none of his old fight, Bernie Geoffrion is a hockey player once again
52 America's Best Ski Runs
The superlative slopes that SPORTS ILLUSTRATED selects as the 10 best in the country are described by Bob Ottum
86 A Blue Ribbon for Looks, Too
Rider Kathy Kusner, winner of the international jumping title in New York, is the world's prettiest champion
100 Dogmeat Is Hard to Swallow
Two bridge duffers enter a $20,000 tournament against some of the world's Masters, with predictable results
75 College Football
86 Horse Shows
125 For the Record
126 19th Hole
Credits on page 125
Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman; cover painting by Donald Moss
Muhammad Ali, in his sternest test as champion, meets Big Cat Williams for the heavyweight title. Martin Kane reports the color and excitement of the big fight in Houston.
The Russian horse, Aniline, has an excellent chance to win the International at Laurel, and the 2-year-olds go in The Garden State. Whitney Tower and color cameras report.
Pass thieves are having a wildly successful year in pro football, and Tex Maule, looking into a major trend toward trickier and more complex defenses, tells who, how and why.