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20 The Jays Take It Back
Lacrosse is the game Johns Hopkins feels it owns, a spirit that sustained the Blue Jays against Maryland

24 Oops, Here Comes Philly Again
Hockey's champs are not the only flyers in that once deprived city. Baseball's Phillies are winners, too

26 Mixing Satin and Steel
Seeking a 1974 national champion, the best of the U.S. women gymnasts assembled in Illinois for a showdown

28 A Man Who Hardly Left a Mark
Few would have heard of the druggist had he not taken the wrong turn in a Baja motorcycle race

36 Traps in an Open Field
A review of some classic U.S. Open collapses, plus a look at the man who last year did just the reverse

42 On, Brave Old Army Team
After a 0-10 football season, there was little at West Point for generals to cheer—until a boxer came along

52 The Delirium of Cup Fever
Though they should be immune to the America's Cup lure by now, the bold Australians are expensively back

86 427: A Case in Point
Violations of NCAA rules proved the ruin of sport at Long Beach State. A study of men and their machinations

The departments

15 Scorecard
64 TV/Radio
69 Baseball
74 Fishing
76 Soccer
83 Bridge
103 For the Record
104 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Eric Schweikardt

Credits on page 103















Next week

Believe it or not, the renewal of the Belmont could produce the horse of the year in a year without a Secretariat. Whitney Tower reports on the most significant race of 1974.

College track moves to a climax in the NCAA championships at Austin, where the eyes of Texans will be on defending team champion UCLA and on miler Tony Waldrop.

Reggie Jackson, particular star of the champion Oakland A's, is batting nearly .400 in the ball park and taking a lusty swing at life, as well. A candid portrait by Roy Blount Jr.