30 Hounded by His Heirs
Jack Nicklaus is still top dog on golf's pro tour, but a pack of aggressive youngsters hopes to bring him to bay
34 Feasting on the Unfortunates
A Russian hockey massacre of U.S. amateur and minor-league teams suggests a rematch with the big boys
36 The Man Who Loved Cat Killing
For his "guaranteed" hunts, Curtis Jackson Prock brought jaguars back to New Mexico—in cages
38 Big Julie Is Doing Nicely-Nicely
Julius Erving is netting money and making friends on and off the court, and his teammates are chipping in
Super Bowl VIII: Take Your Pick
42 Statistician Bud Goode's computer selects Miami
50 Empiricist Tex Maule says it will be Minnesota
60 Joyeux Joint for Jumping Jacques
The steeplechase course at Pan in southern France is as lovely and challenging as any on the Continent
74 A Mountain with a Wolf on It...
...stands a little taller, or so believes the man who guards a dwindling band of red wolves in Texas
66 College Basketball
70 College Football
89 For the Record
90 19th Hole
Credits on page 89
Cover photograph by John D. Hanlon
Fancy passing will be needed from Fran Tarkenton, or the Vikings will be just another passing fancy and the Dolphins will have another Super Bowl victory. Tex Maule reports.
The countdown to the long-awaited rematch between Ali and Frazier has begun. Mark Kram scouts the two heavies in training and tells which one will win, and why.
Off to a bad start and on to a good ending is how Steve Williams runs the 100. And how he does run! Kenny Moore visits the world-record holder. And how he docs talk!