16 An Error and a Fumble
Mickey Mantle, John Unitas and a host of other non-golf pros get a taste of pressure in a $30,000 scramble
20 Tiger in the House of Ivy
Long esteemed for its academic excellence, Princeton has become a power in college basketball
24 The Classicist from Pekin
Frank Ervin, his diamond stickpin firmly in place, looks back upon his memorable half century in harness racing
32 Rattlesnake and Leadfoot
The color camera inspects Daytona's 500-mile stock-race car scene, where the champion is Richard Petty
42 Two Rebels with a Lovely Cause
A fugitive ad man and his pretty wife are building planless houses on a sporty, little-known island
48 A Joyous Night for a Pixie
Gerry Lindgren, who looks like an elf but runs like a giant, came out of the dust to beat his idol, Ron Clarke
54 The Sporting Life at Sea
Jack Olsen took a beating at the Queen Elizabeth's shipboard parimutuels, but he also won a few prizes
42 Design for Sport
48 Track & Field
63 For the Record
64 Basketball's Week
66 19th Hole
Credits on page 63
Cover photograph by James Drake
The Palmer Saga—the astonishing story of an athlete, millionaire and public idol—is told by his attorney, close friend and the man who knows him best, Mark McCormack.
The speedy climax of Daytona's February splurge is the 500-mile race for stock cars, in which Plymouths and Fords not found in showrooms go 180 mph. Kim Chapin reports.
Castles in Spain look like Poverty Row beside the grand new homes being built at Sotogrande, a fantastic sporting complex in the heart of the always exotic Costa del Sol.