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Voodoo

VOODOO MIGHT HELP

North Carolina, Purdue and Drake survived stirring quarterfinal rounds for the dubious privilege of trying to prevent an aroused Lew Alcindor and UCLA from winning their third straight NCAA title

By Joe Jares

FROM MOUNTAIN TO MOLEHILL

When baseball decided to lower the pitching mound to help the hitters, the change seemed minor, but there were signs last week that it may have a major effect on the pastime

By William Leggett

AN EXHILARATING NIP OF LIQUORI

Although hobbled by a bad knee and blisters, Jim Ryun quenched his own doubts and helped win the NCAA indoor track meet for Kansas when he edged Villanova's Marty Liquori in the mile at Detroit

By Skip Myslenski

Brave Words

BRAVE WORDS FROM A HAWK AND A WARRIOR

The Lakers, some said, could never lose with Chamberlain, West and Baylor. But now it is playoff time and Atlanta and San Francisco are making noises that sound like upset in the West

By Alfred Wright

Spring Thing

THEIR THING IN THE SPRING

People

PEOPLE

Wrestling

The pancake man flattens 'em

When Dan Gable, a nearsighted 137-pound Iowa State junior, bounds on the mat, the crowds chant 'Kill!'—and Dan nearly always obliges

By Herman Weiskopf

Swimming

Q. What makes Charlie swim? A. Jelly beans

Indiana's Charlie Hickcox (above) won three gold medals and a silver at the Olympics and holds two world records, but he is best known on campus as the guy who used to coach the Phi Delta Theta bike team

By William F. Reed Jr.

Hockey

Some pros go back to college

Denver again won the NCAA championship as an extraordinary number of big-league scouts turned out to see the once-despised collegiate game

By Gary Ronberg

Surfing

'The real freaks don't go out in winter'

It's 13° and the beach at Rye, N.H. is mounded high with snow (above), but the surf is up and the winter surfers—a hardy and circumspect breed, which flourishes along the New England coast—are catching rides

By Dan Levin

Horse Shows

Onward the feminine invasion

As the number of lady jockeys proliferates—winning jockeys, at that—a group of determined women takes over a major show ring

By Alice Higgins

College Basketball

Old pros—like the Celtics

That's the way one Wesleyan player aptly described his team when it came through in the finals after barely surviving the early rounds

By William F. Reed Jr.

Confrontation

The Ultimate Confrontation

It has come in the Brooks Range of Alaska, a majestic wilderness where wolves are many and people are rare—or were, until oil gushed at Prudhoe Bay

By Robert Cantwell

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

FACES IN THE CROWD