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Booktalk

If you're a turned-on water rat, you'll want to drift down the Mackenzie River

By Duncan Barnes

Shopwalk

Watching the Fords go by is even more fun if you know how fast they're going

By Dick Denny

Teen Angel

THE TEEN ANGEL WINS

The new idol of anti-Establishment golfers (not to mention girls) is 19-year-old Bruce Fleisher, a cool Floridian in fringed trousers, who last week captured the National Amateur Championship

By Curry Kirkpatrick

THESE MEN FOR SALE

By William Leggett

Battle of the Surfside Sixes

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 1968

College Football 1968

THE JOY OF HAVING A FOE YOU KNOW

By Dan Jenkins

THE PLEASURE OF A YEAR OF PLENTY

Innumerable teams are at their best, last year's stars return in profusion, a rule change promises more thrills and the shadow of a boycott looms as football embarks on a wild season

1 PURDUE

A coach can afford to be confident when he holds the Keyes to success

2 USC

O. J. still leads the way, but too much muscle has gone to the pros

3 TEXAS

Super Bill may play super yet with a new attack that is really old

4 NOTRE DAME

A bright future is sure to dawn if only somebody can run to daylight

5 PENN STATE

The boss is no robot and his teams surprise—for better or for worse

6 ALABAMA

The Bear got away with a fast one last year, but now he is ready to claw

7 OKLAHOMA

It's revival time in Okie country, where the urge to win is enshrined

8 OREGON STATE

The team may still be spellbound and The Great Pumpkin still aglow

9 OHIO STATE

There's no reason to risk a pass when you've got a run at the title

10 FLORIDA

A bashful back and a pleasant schedule can furnish lots of Gator aid

11 TEXAS A&M

The hilarious Aggies offer raucous doings in the land of nothing to do

12 NEBRASKA

Once more the only question is, will slow and steady win the race?

13 TENNESSEE

When visitors come to Knoxville they will find a grass-roots problem

14 UCLA

The Great One had kept the Bruins flying, but now they move by foot

15 FLORIDA STATE

It's the same old Seminole team—50 yards and a cloud of Sellers

17 MIAMI

The Hurricanes have everything except a way to deliver a blow by air

18 INDIANA

Can the Big Ten stand another year of listening to: 'Punt, John. Punt!'

19 ARMY

The Black Knights have come upon sunny days, and they march ahead

20 KANSAS

A passer and a pinch of Pepper bring football back to Lawrence

IN THE CONFERENCES

THE SMALL COLLEGES

SOME NEW NAMES TO WATCH FOR

College Football 1981

16 LSU

Poor Charlie is on the hot seat and only a thrower can give him a lift

People

PEOPLE

Canoeing

Olympians you never hear of

They work as hard and suffer as much as the headline heroes, but the U.S. paddlers going to Mexico City labor in remarkable anonymity

By Bob Ottum

Sporting Look

Sportswear takes a plunge in the stock market

By Jule Campbell

Bridge

The circus under Omar's tent

By Charles Goren

Motor Sports

Mr. Clean and his Mustang-eating machine

So strong are Driver Mark Donohue and Camaro in Trans-American racing that Ford's pioneering sporty car, the Mustang, has toppled from the championship into a grim second-place fight with the upstart Javelin

By Kim Chapin

Blue Chipper

PURSUIT OF A BIG BLUE CHIPPER

The American drama of football recruiting, as observed in the case of Abilene's No. 14, is a phenomenon both somewhat ridiculous and somewhat sublime

By Dan Jenkins

Baseball's Week

BASEBALL'S WEEK

By Peter Carry

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Garry Valk

SCORECARD

CREDITS

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