12 The 10th Man Cometh
The American League's designated hitter rule has caused an uproar—and launched a deepthink boom
16 Oh, the Knicks Have the Knack
All season long New York has won the close ones, but none counted more than the pair it took from Boston
20 You Better Believe It
Joe Frazier predicted George Foreman's defeat. Instead, it was Frazier's fortunes that went down—repeatedly
34 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
And the effect is just as racy when the photo-finish principle is applied to people, this time on skis
40 Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
...and the damn fools just drive on. Florida crackers run amuck in swamp buggies worth thousands
65 Oryx from Unicorns Grow
The Arabian oryx was virtually a fabled creature until an international rescue team got to work
72 Who Are These Guys?
They are UCLA's not-so-faceless Bruins. Behind college basketball's grandest record are some fun-loving humans
53 College Basketball
82 For the Record
85 19th Hole
Credits on page 82
Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long
Up and up goes Steve Smith, pole vaulting's newest—and maybe loudest—star. He tops the field at Toronto's Maple Leaf Games, fast becoming indoor track's best show.
Good knight spells bad days for the rest of the Big Ten, where Bobby Knight has his Indiana hoopsters embedded in first place. A report on the team and its fiery coach.
Hottest spot on a hockey rink is on the goalie's doorstep. The color camera samples the action, and Pittsburgh's Jim Rutherford tells why he'd rather be a forward.