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14 Not Alone at the Top
Ralph Sampson is the best, but not the only, reason that Virginia is the country's top-ranked college basketball team
by Curry Kirkpatrick

18 A Matched Pair and a Matchless Miler
Hurdlers Candy Young and Stephanie Hightower and magnificent Mary Decker Tabb starred at the Millrose Games
by Craig Neff

22 There's No Stopping the Bucks
Despite injuries and a key holdout, Milwaukee is a big winner because of Sidney Moncrief's sparkling play
by Anthony Cotton

28 For Sisters, a Very Good Year

With Judy in bow and Carlie at stroke, the Geers are the best U.S. women double scullers
by Joan Ackermann-Blount

Paula and Pam McGee have led U.S.C. to the No. 2 spot in women's basketball 34
by Roger Jackson

Sarah and Mary Docter, best all-around U.S. speed skaters, are contrary: Mary likes to dance, Sarah has to win 38
by Anita Verschoth

54 Bang! Bang! You're Out
He wasn't the model of a major league umpire, but Ron Luciano had more fun than any man in blue
by Ron Luciano and David Fisher

The Departments

Scorecard 9
Motor Sports 42
Hockey 46
College Basketball 48
For the Record 71
19th Hole 72

Credits on page 71

Cover photograph by Tony Tomsic