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March 4, 1968 Table Of Contents

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SHOWCASE FOR CRISIS

The future of a bedeviled sport hangs in the balance as the promoters of Madison Square Garden stage their highly attractive but phony heavyweight title bout between Joe Frazier and Buster Mathis

By Mark Kram

SKATING SCARED IN MONTREAL

The Canadiens have been on the hottest streak In NHL history, but they know they cannot be complacent. Any letup invites the certain wrath of a must-win coach and the hostility of Montreal's black-clad fans

By Gary Ronberg

THREE ON THE LINE IN THE 600

The best race of the indoor track season brought three superb runners together at the AAU championships. A blanket finish in near-record time saw Martin McGrady remain undefeated

By Pete Axthelm

Boppers' Top Cat

THE COED BOPPERS' TOP CAT

Pistol Pete Maravich has the eyes of a lynx and the velvet grace of a panther. He is college basketball's most prodigious scorer and, in the view of LSU girls: "He's cute. Sure is. Sure is"

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Corn Snow

WHEN SPRING TURNS ICE TO CORN

By Fred R. Smith

The Guns

SOME GUNS GO TO THE DOGS

The most exclusive group of wing shots in the country today is made up of the official guns who work the major field-trial circuit

By Duncan Barnes

People

PEOPLE

Golf

A short man others may have to look up to

Deane Beman, who is just starting his first full season on the pro tour, is only 5'7½" and does not hit the ball as far as the big boys, but his ability to putt and his quiet confidence mark him as a future giant of the game

By Alfred Wright

Motor Sports

`Sure ain't fun no more'

Speeds were way up—to 190 mph—but joy way down in the Daytona 500 stock-car run as steady Cale Yarborough raced to a narrow win

By Kim Chapin

Horse Racing

Calumet is back with a wicked-running colt

By Whitney Tower

Crossing The Bar

CROSSING THE BAR

Dreams of athletic glories ebb, a shadow no larger than a man's hand becomes a menacing cloud, stabs of pain grow into unsubsiding aches and then—fair warning having been received—a man faces up to 40

By Ezra Bowen

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Basketball's Week

BASKETBALL'S WEEK

By Mervin Hyman

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Garry Valk

SCORECARD

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD