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18 What a Way To Make a Living
Twenty-six running backs have been sidelined in what shapes up as the NFL's most injury-riddled season

26 Calvin and the Kiddie Corps
Given their chance by expansion, some undersized scramblers are making their mark in pro basketball

32 Meet Michigan's Meanest Man
That's Wolverine Coach Bo Schembechler—when coaching. And his players are meaner still. Ask Illinois

36 The Champion Nobody Knows
Joe Frazier plans to beat Bob Foster and Muhammad Ali, and then retire instantly. What he seeks is oblivion

42 A Face in the Rearview Mirror
It belongs to 59-year-old Colin Newell, whose grand obsession is riding motorcycles—anywhere, everywhere

50 Land of the Midnight Fun
A special look at Scandinavia, where the air is cold, the settings stark—and the blondes beautiful

88 Loose and Fun-Loving off the Field
Alex Hawkins played six positions in his 10 NFL seasons. He did none of them justice

The departments

15 Scorecard
64 People
66 College Football
73 Bridge
76 Boating
80 Boxing
85 Nature
107 For the Record
108 19th Hole

Credits on page 107

Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long

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Next week

Argentina is the setting for the 1970 World Cup, and Dan Jenkins is there to do the translating as two-man teams of golfers from 44 nations square off in the land of Roberto.

The Cornhuskers of Nebraska, best of the Big Bad Eight, must stop dangerous Lynn Dickey and all the Kansas State Wildcats to stay unbeaten. Billy Reed reports.

Ali's return against Jerry Quarry meant far more to him than a mere exchange of punches, as George Plimpton's illuminating account of fight day in Atlanta discloses.