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Call It a Redheaded League 24
The NBA's Atlantic Division has two new auburn-haired coaches—Holzman of the Knicks and Cowens of the Celtics
by John Papanek

The Trojans Didn't Horse Around 28
Relying on power, not guile, USC won the right to go to the Rose Bowl by running roughshod over UCLA and bottling up the Bruins
by Joe Jares

Chris Has Her Number 30
Navratilova was No. 1, Evert No. 2, so Chris had to beat Martina in the Colgate to be No. 1. She did. She is
by Sarah Pileggi

Where Have All the Fishes Gone? 32
The game fish have vanished from Florida Bay, having been driven away by high salinity or throttled in gill nets
by Robert F. Jones

College Basketball

In a season of transition, many big-name teams may fizzle, while some recent have-nots blast high into the rankings 38
by Kent Hannon

Meet the new elite. This year's sophomore class is full of upper-cut talent, the best of all being a 6'8" guard 42
by Larry Keith

A full array of scouting reports analyzes the Top 20, the best of the rest, the small colleges and the leading women's teams 54

The Rites of Autumn 102
Getting up to Pennsylvania's Potter County for Opening Day is an annual imperative for some 50,000 deer hunters
by Bil Gilbert

The Departments

Scorecard 17
College Football 94
For the Record 125
19th Hole 126

Credits on page 125

Cover photograph by Lane Stewart

Next Week

The unknown linebacker is New England's self-deprecating Steve Nelson, who leads the Patriots in tackles, interceptions and fumble recoveries and may well be the NFL's most underrated player. Joe Marshall pays a call on Mr. Humility.

The pistol is smoking and occasionally misfiring this season. Nonetheless, at his best Pete Maravich is still the most explosive player in professional basketball. Can he ever be a winner? Curry Kirkpatrick profiles the Jazz' franchise.