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Ali-Spinks

THE OLD LION EYES LEON

Getting into shape has been torture for the 36-year-old Ali, but he vows he's tough and ready to pounce upon the confident young champion

By Pat Putnam

TWO SPEEDY TRIPS WITH NO EXCUSES

By the time the Hambletonian came around, driver Howard Beissinger was sick and tired of making alibis for his $2 million colt. So they set a record in one heat and, without breaking stride, hung on to win another

By Douglas S. Looney

Pirates

NOW THEY'RE BURYING THE OPPOSITION

A month ago the Pirates were six feet under. Then two hefty hitters and a scrawny relief pitcher brought about a miraculous resurrection

By Larry Keith

College Football '78

HALF WOULD MAKE IT WHOLE

Musing on the state of the game, the Coach proposes a simple solution to its split personality: return to one platoon

By John Underwood

LOU, YOU'RE A LULU

Here he is, folks. College football's king of the one-liners. Laugh-a-minute Lou Holtz, backed by his romping, stomping Razorbacks. Believe us, they deserve top billing this year

By Douglas S. Looney

1 Arkansas

2 Penn State

3 Alabama

4 Oklahoma

5 UCLA

6 Ohio State

7 Notre Dame

8 Texas

9 USC

10 Nebraska

11 Pittsburgh

12 Michigan

13 Texas A&M

14 LSU

15 Washington

16 North Carolina

17 Colorado

18 BYU

19 Clemson

20 Iowa State

INDEPENDENTS

CONFERENCES

SMALL COLLEGES

Baseball

Rollie's rolling again

An old photo helped San Diego's ace reliever snap a slump. Fingers has been picture-perfect since the end of July

By Melissa Ludtke Lincoln

THE WEEK (Aug. 27-Sept. 2)

By Jim Kaplan

Golf

Not a game for grown-ups

By the semifinal round of the U.S. Amateur, only college kids were left. The best of them turned out to be John Cook, recruited for Ohio State by Jack Nicklaus

By Sarah Pileggi

For The Record

A roundup of the week Aug. 28-Sept. 3

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Kelso F. Sutton

SCORECARD

Edited by E. M. Swift

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