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28 No Losses, No Ties and No Names
The anonymous Dolphin defense stopped the Jets, clinched a playoff spot and kept Miami's record pure

32 Could Have Been, Now May Be
Nate Thurmond and Rick Barry are together again, and the Warriors are putting it all together

34 That's Not Thunder, It's USC
As crosstown rival UCLA found out, anyone taking on the No. 1 Trojans had better be ready for stormy weather

College Basketball 1972-73

36 The Season: Freshmen start in a year of change
42 The Coaches: A gallery of the men for all ages
45 The Top 20: UCLA, of course, and some surprises
60 Best of the Rest: Many could move into the top
69 Small Colleges: Love story at Stephen F. Austin
70 Junior Colleges: Vincennes should blaze again
74 Super Scout: Bill Bertka is a man in motion

92 Another Promise Broken?
The solid reputation of lightweight champion Roberto Duran was worse for the wear of Esteban DeJesus

98 Total Loss Weekend
With bets down coast to coast, blinds drawn, radio and televisions tuned, the gambler's vigil begins

The departments

25 Scorecard
82 College Football
91 Horse Racing
92 Boxing
96 Hockey
125 For the Record
126 19th Hole

Credits on page 125

Cover photograph by Eric Schweikardt













Next week

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The driving love of Zora Arkus-Duntov's life has been a motorcar. Coles Phinizy details the hard-cornering career of the colorful character behind the Chevrolet Corvette.

Philadelphia is a bad joke, or so people would have you believe. With a history of laughable teams, it considers its losers boo-tiful. An affectionate profile of a city.