14 Keepers of the Faith
Notre Dame is on the move, and countless hearts are beating as one—as in No. 1
16 Moves Like Silk, Hits a Ton
In his workouts Muhammad Ali appears ready to give Jerry Quarry a hard night in Atlanta
20 There's Gold in Them Thar Spills
The once defenseless 49ers have learned that teams don't win titles without making the big hits
22 That Black and Orange Magic
Brooks Robinson wove a spell over the Reds and made them disappear in five games
Pro Basketball's Silver Season
28 Pete Maravich makes his debut in Atlanta
30 The sport sits for a unique portrait by Douglas Gorsline
37 Previews analyze all divisions of NBA and ABA
70 Poison Roams Our Coastal Seas
A Sports Illustrated-sponsored study finds that saltwater fish are carriers of dangerous chemicals
9 TV Talk
51 College Football
56 Horse Racing
89 For the Record
90 19th Hole
Cover photograph by James Drake
Credits on page 89
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