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Get Ready for a Blast

Georgetown, the Beast of the East, proved itself the Best in the West by defeating Fresno State and Oregon State 16
by Jack McCallum

Louisville returned to its 1980 championship form by beating Minnesota and Alabama-Birmingham in the Mideast 19
by William F. Reed

North Carolina earned its second straight trip to the Final Four with wins over Alabama and Villanova in the East 21
by Curry Kirkpatrick

Houston, surprised Missouri, Boston College and, not least, itself while winning the Midwest Regional 22
by Douglas S. Looney

24 Last One In Is A Winner
Jerry Pate sewed up the TPC, heaved the commissioner and the architect into the drink and then plunged in himself
by Dan Jenkins

32 A Little Water Music, Please
The University of Florida's Craig Beardsley, who bows a moan cello, swims the 200 butterfly faster than anyone in the world
by Craig Neff

36 Where East Meets West
A Japanese baseball invasion created some unusual spring training scenes, as depicted in paintings
by Bernard Fuchs

58 A Team That Was Blessed
Or so Wilt Chamberlain calls the 1957 North Carolina team that upset his Jayhawks in a memorable NCAA final
by Frank Deford

The Departments

Scorecard 11
Board Sailing 44
Baseball 48
Hockey 52
TV/Radio 57
For the Record 76
19th Hole 78

credits on page 76

Cover photograph by Manny Millan