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TWO BRITONS TARNISH THEIR BRIGHT IDEA WITH A LACKLUSTER TREATMENT

By Jonathan Yardley

Eagles-Raiders

PREVIEW OF SUPER BOWL XV?

The Eagles overcame the Raiders in a defensive masterpiece that was both a throwback to rock 'em, sock 'em days and, perhaps, a taste of the future

By Paul Zimmerman

IT'S TIME FOR TRIMMING SAILS IN THE NASL

Three franchises are on the verge of going under as the league grapples with the effects of overexpansion, the recession and union troubles

By J.D. Reed

Heisman

THOSE HEISMAN HIGH-FLYERS

The little bronze halfback, football's most celebrated award, could go to one of a number of players. The envelope, please

By Mike DelNagro

College Basketball 1980-81

Cranking out the rankings

However they're arrived at, the wire service polls may reveal more about the voters than the teams getting the votes

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Hello, America, We Came Back

Three of the biggest reasons to look forward to the 1980-81 season are the young men waving their greetings on the opposite page: Mark Aguirre, Ralph Sampson and Albert King. They could be rich right now, but last spring they decided to forestall the start of their pro careers and stay in school at least another year. By not going "hardship" themselves, they spared college fans the pain of having to get by without seeing them in action. Surely, there could be no finer way to start the season than to have them tell us...

By Curry Kirkpatrick

The Top 20

The Best of the Rest: 5 to Watch

A big one who thought small

By Roger Jackson

Vols' version of the Big O

By Kathy Blumenstock

College Football

In this town, No. 1 is No. 2

Ithaca College, the defending Division III champ, is still second banana to Cornell

By Brooks Clark

THE WEEK

By Herm Weiskopf

Movies

'RAGING BULL': ALMOST A CHAMPEEN

By Frank Deford

John Thompson

The Gospel According to John

Georgetown basketball was white and wan before John Thompson came in to recruit blacks and to preach discipline and education

By Bil Gilbert

For The Record

A roundup of the week Nov. 17-23

Compiled by Craig Neff

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Philip G. Howlett

SCORECARD

Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

CREDITS

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