16 Float Like a Butterfly...
...and sting like a, well, stinger. The bees' knees of this year's Southern Ocean Racing Conference was a little buzz bomb, besting the giants in the finest SORC fleet ever. Cashing in on abrupt wind shifts, Dennis Conner sailed the sloop "Stinger" to victory
by Carleton Mitchell
20 Their Doctor Was Off Duty
The Nets wanted a booster shot and didn't get it. Their main man had cold hands
by Barry McDermott
22 Pleasure Bound for Kentucky
Undefeated Derby-favorite Foolish Pleasure won the Flamingo for his ninth straight
by Whitney Tower
24 Countdown to the Masters
Ten unsettling months ago Lee Elder became the first black to qualify
by Jerry Kirshenbaum
32 A Bit of Bump and Run
Master of skiing moguls, a former champion offers some show-and-tell on the slopes
by Billy Kidd
38 A Shout for Those Aussies
A toast to Emmo, Rocket, Newk and Muscles—that jut-jawed, close-knit crew
by Arthur Ashe with Frank Deford
62 Fight, Ladies, Fight!
But how? While relishing sport, Penn State women seem both ruthless and relaxed
by Pat Jordan
48 College Basketball
54 Track & Field
77 For the Record
78 19th Hole
Credits on page 77
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
David and other Goliaths meet in the ACC basketball tournament. Either Maryland or David Thompson's N.C. State should win, if they can avoid the slings of a field of well-armed challengers. Barry McDermott reports.
Hell frozen over is what British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and five companions endured in 1916 on a hurricane-beset small-boat journey in Antarctic waters. A classic sea tale by F.A. Worsley, one who endured.