16 Overdue Winner in New York
The city has not had a world champion for two months but the Knicks are ready for the role
22 Doo Wa Diddies: Get Lost!
The richest ($4,350 in prizes) surfing contest in history had enough problems without free-thinking townies
24 Jack's Course Is Arnie's, Too
Jack Nicklaus helped design the 18-hole layout in Hilton Head, S.C. where Arnold Palmer won a tournament
28 Spitmouth Puffers in the Living Room
Bob Abplanalp, his aerosol valve business ssssssting along, turns his ingenuity to creating instant Caribbean
36 You Can't Beat a Good Loser
Forget who won or lost or how they played the game, all the bettor wants to know is did they beat the points
69 A PTA Meeting Is Tougher
This is how Doris Brown, a part-time teacher, described her win in the women's cross-country championship
72 Welcome to Cowtown—East
There are live and rough cows in Cowtown, N.J., and there are real Eastern cowboys to ride and rope them
49 College Football
60 Sporting Look
64 Horse Shows
89 For the Record
90 19th Hole
Credits on page 89
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
Texas vs. Arkansas presents a classic battle, an end-of-the-season game between No. 1 and No. 2, with the national championship at stake. Dan Jenkins reports the action.
Showboating Ashland sets off with a bang and ends with a whisper. Peter Carry writes about a frustrating small-college team that is fun to watch until it starts playing.
A Lebanese lawyer from South Dakota is seeking happiness as owner of the Miami Dolphins. Mark Kram studies a man of controversy who once dared to fire Flipper.