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18 The Final Four
Houston's high-flying Cougars and a Pack of upstarts from North Carolina State met in the NCAA title game
by Curry Kirkpatrick

24 Welcome to Miller Time
Freshman Cheryl Miller led Southern California to the NCAA women's title with 27 points in a victory over Louisiana Tech
by Craig Neff

26 Would He Rather Be a Unitas or a Mantle?
Whether John Elway will play football or baseball is a toss-up, but either way he's surely ticketed for stardom
by Ralph Wiley

34 Winning Was Her Just Dessert
Amy Alcott's win in the Dinah Shore was her third in a major and her first step toward owning a sweet shop
by Barry McDermott

36 If the Hat Fits, Wear It
Lou Saban, the football coach who can't say no, is in his 18th job, at Central Florida. Will it cap his career?
by Douglas S. Looney

44 Boxing: A Special Report

With the sport's ills under fresh scrutiny, research on brain damage suggests a road to reform
by Robert H. Boyle and Wilmer Ames

Benjamin Davis, 22, and Louis Wade, 16, knew each other for only two minutes, 57 seconds, and that was too long
by Frank Deford 68


Scorecard 13
For the Record 91
19th Hole 92

Credits on page 91