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38 2,000
It was grand—actually, two grand—when USC's Marcus Allen became the first collegian to go that distance in a season
by Douglas S. Looney

44 Something's Cooking in Beantown
Fired by a new style of play and youngsters who would rather shoot than shove, the once pugnacious Boston Bruins are red hot
by Mike DelNagro

46 Going Places with New Faces
Rookies are proving that, with parity in the NFL, a small transfusion of fresh blood can turn around a team's fortunes
by Paul Zimmerman

56 He's Rich, But Not Spoiled
Mitch Kupchak spends as much time on the floor as in the air, and not much of his $800,000 Laker salary
by Bruce Newman

64 Look, Mom, I'm an Institution
Jack LaLanne is 67, but his exercise empire still stretches from coast to coast, and his show is back on television
by Bob Ottum

94 "I Do Love The Football"
Bear Bryant still says that after 43 years of coaching and 314 wins, tying Stagg's record, which he could beat against Auburn
by Frank Deford

The Departments

Scorecard 33
College Football 76
Horse Racing 87
Boating 90
For the Record 129
19th Hole 130

Credits on page 129

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.