10 A Sudden Streak for Nancy
Canada's Nancy Greene rocked the European ski circuit while the U.S. girls won the cute-kids award
14 A Few High Flyers
Indoor track talent is spread thin, but young Jim Ryun showed that he was back in form and ready to go
16 Old Story but a New Jack
Thin—by his standards—and more determined than ever, Nicklaus wins the stormiest Crosby in years
18 In from the Three I League
Southern Illinois is not considered a "major" school, but its basketball team is definitely big time
20 Good Goalie, Good Team
New York's rise from the hockey depths has paralleled that of Goalie Eddie Giacomin, shown in action color
34 Rough Road for the AFL
The junior league has now learned the facts of life in its pursuit of parity with the NFL
46 Zero on the Tour
Humiliated as an amateur quarterback for the Lions, Author George Plimpton turns to big-time golf
33 Horse Racing
34 Pro Football
57 For the Record
58 Basketball's Week
60 19th Hole
Credits on page 57
Cover photograph by Tony Triolo
Another challenger takes on Muhammad Ali on Feb. 6. Tex Maule appraises the chances of the WBA champion, Ernie Terrell, in his fight with Ali Babble in Houston.
A precocious upstart named Willie is the youngest English springer spaniel ever to win a national field trial championship. A color essay of the action at the National.
Little Napoleon Saul Silberman, the owner of Tropical Park, has successfully battled politicians, newspapermen and racing commissions. Only the horses he bets on defeat him.