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Booktalk

Any gambler will lose to the house, but the careful gambler won't lose as much

By Robert Cantwell

Bye-Bye

BYE-BYE, No. 1

Ohio State was the best in the nation, Ohio State was possible Super Bowl material—but Michigan crushed the Buckeyes 24-12 and proved that even Rex Kern is human

By Kaye Kessler

Nino's Hook

NINO'S HOOK STOPPED A ROMAN RIOT

Italian fight fans had a staunch ally in the referee, but they would have gone berserk if Rodriguez had somehow won

By Mark Kram

JUST LIKE A GREEN BAY TREE

Handball's saintly statesmen felt that wickedness was indeed flourishing when swinger Paul Haber won the singles championship. Last weekend in Birmingham they tried hard to exorcise himself

By Pat Putnam

For Memory's Sake

THE RAMS WIN ONE FOR MEMORY'S SAKE

L.A. beat Dallas in what may be a preview of the NFL title game, and the Rams know the Cowboys will remember it if they meet again. But Dallas knows L.A. won't forget that Cal Hill didn't play

By Tex Maule

College Basketball

STARDUST ON A SPREE

I WANT TO PUT ON A SHOW

By Pete Maravich

THE TOP 20 TEAMS

Not in four years has anybody dared pick against UCLA. Even with Lew Alcindor gone, to do so now is still chancy. John Wooden's teams have always been good and this year's edition is no exception. But the Gamecocks of South Carolina, an almost all-New York team, and the Aggies of New Mexico State, not to mention Purdue with Rick Mount, may have enough finesse and—most of all—enough desire to unseat college basketball's biggest winner

FIVE NEW ONES AND THE NEXT BEST

SMALL—LIKE THE START OF IT ALL

College Football

Make way for the Wild Bunch

That's the nickname for the USC defense, an unyielding group which last week helped to beat crosstown-rival UCLA

By Dan Jenkins

FOOTBALL'S WEEK

By Sandy Treadwell

People

PEOPLE

Hockey

Won't somebody please get me out of here?

Frazzled by the tension of coaching Minnesota's North Stars, Wren Blair wants badly to find a replacement. In the meantime he dreams of a day when Europe joins the NHL and there is another big M—Moscow

By Gary Ronberg

Baseball

Where the majors find new (and old) stars

Only 18, Bert Blylevan (above) pitched the Minnesota Twins to the title in the Florida Instructional League. If history repeats, he will win a Cy Young Award, and the Twins will be in next year's Series

By William Leggett

Longest Silence

The Longest Silence

Interminable waiting—unproductive hours on steaming waters under a hot sun—can lead a man from fantasy to frustration when the fish finally show, then spook. But the spellbreaker—the permit's take of the fly—is the ultimate fishing experience

By Thomas McGuane

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