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16 Ambushed on the Oregon Trail
UCLA was upset at Corvallis and Eugene, and the possibility arose that it might even miss the NCAA playoffs

20 A Way to Double Your Money
Ben Jipcho figured you make twice as much if you win twice as many races on the pro track circuit

22 Gasser of a Race at Richard's Place
The fuel crisis cut the Daytona 500, but Petty did it again, just as in the good old days

24 He Pointed the Way at Westminster
A German shorthaired pointer won best-in-show, and four new breeds made their debut

32 Bold Blades from Sea to Sea
A reporter exploring the hockey boom flies the gamut from Beantown to Snoopyville

36 In the Factory of the Mind
It was there he built his boat from the blueprints of an ancient mariner, there the Meadow Lark took wing

52 How Hot-Doggers Cut the Mustard
Freestyle skiers stay loose by dressing with the same exuberant flair they display on the slopes

70 Rites—and Wrongs—of Spring
A fan who asserts that spring training made baseball, mourns the passing of its age of innocence

The departments

8 Scorecard
49 College Basketball
56 Soccer
62 Pro Basketball
82 For the Record
84 19th Hole

Credits on page 82

Cover photograph by Carl Iwasaki















Next week

Splashiest Streak in college sport belongs to the swimmers of Indiana. Against Cincinnati they go after their 100th straight dual-meet victory, as Jerry Kirshenbaum observes.

Fair Harvard has usually fared poorly in basketball. Under its new coach, Satch Sanders, the Crimson is still losing—but by fewer points. Coles Phinizy writes fiercely.

Controversial Jimmy Connors, disliked by many of his peers and snubbed by others, is out to prove he is the world's best tennis player. Curry Kirkpatrick serves him up.