12 One More War to Go
Winner in college basketball's toughest league, South Carolina has only begun to fight. Next up: the ACC playoff
16 Yankee Pete in Dixie
A New Englander rolled into one of the South's purest festivals, the Daytona 500, and out with the money
18 The Killer Leopard of Danpur
Among the sleekest of big cats, the leopard occasionally hunts men. This one terrorizes an Indian district
20 Hockey's Mini-mastermind
He is Emile Francis of the New York Rangers, a team he has maneuvered up from oblivion into a title race
24 The Bright Glow of Spring Training
It is that time of year again, when hopes blossom like redbuds and every big-league ballplayer is a champion
30 A Monkey Rides the Easy Runner
Villanova's Marty Liquori, never a lonely long-distance runner, has more company than ever these days
54 Never Touch a Superstar
In a candid diary of the 1969 season, Detroit Catcher Bill Freehan presents a teammate's look at Denny McLain
42 College Basketball
52 Horse Racing
67 For the Record
68 19th Hole
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
Credits on page 67
Big Lew joined the last-place Milwaukee Bucks of pro basketball and made them a winner on the court and at the gate. Tex Maule tells what has happened to Lew in that time.
'Rabbit' Stew is the bill of fare every Monday on the golf tour, writes Walter Bingham, when the pro game's rookies ("rabbits") vie for tournament openings with the fallen stars.
Hurricane Camille was no lady to four sailors marooned on a luckless schooner. Edwin Shrake writes of their ordeal—and the lessons of the devastating Gulf of Mexico storm.