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November 24, 1986 Table Of Contents

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Booktalk

A SPLENDID NEW BASEBALL NOVEL WILL MAKE ITS READERS LAUGH—AND THINK

By John Harvey

Nostalgia

THE DAY THE TINY WHIPPETS TOLD THE MIGHTY MAULERS TO TAKE A POWDER

By Philip G. Howlett

Reminiscence

THE GIFT OF A LEATHER BASKETBALL LED A TEENAGER TO A SPECIAL GAME

By Peter Alson

America's Cup

A Big Splash By The Kiwis

Upstart little New Zealand, its boat near perfect in America's Cup trials, is giving its challenger rivals something to worry about

By Sarah Ballard

Scheduling

It Only Hurts For A Little While

Just ask Cincinnati or any number of other college football have-nots who, week after week, are willing to serve as fodder for powerhouses like Miami and Penn State, most of whom have discovered that a prerequisite for a trip to the top of the polls—and into a major bowl game—is a cream-puff schedule

By Rick Reilly

A STRUGGLE FOR VISIBILITY AND CREDIBILITY

By Hank Hersch

SWEEPSTAKES FOR A FRANCHISE MAN

By Morin Bishop

Mike Tyson

Mighty Mike Shoulders A Heavy Task

Mike Tyson hopes to become the youngest heavyweight champion ever by defeating Trevor Berbick

By Hugh McIlvanney

Tony Hawk

Chairman Of The Board

Tony Hawk, an 18-year-old aerialist from Southern California, is riding the crest of popularity as skateboarding once again enjoys a revival

By Armen Keteyian

College Football

Bo tries on a tie, gets a boot

Undefeated, unvaliant Michigan lost on an FG by unhailed Gophers

By Craig Neff

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

By Douglas S. Looney

Golf

Nobody came up short

On Maui, wealthy pros toasted '86

By Jaime Diaz

Pro Football

Fight on, Bears, fight on

By Jill Lieber

LETTING HIS CATCHES DO THE TALKING

By Morin Bishop

Pro Basketball

The centers of the storm

The Patrick Ewing-Bill Cartwright axis is not working out for the Knicks

By Ralph Wiley

Willie Gault

GAULT IS DIVIDED INTO MANY PARTS

Ballet dancer, model, entrepreneur and track star, Willie Gault also catches passes for the Chicago Bears—when the quarterback throws to him, that is

By Bruce Newman

For The Record

A roundup of the week Nov. 10-16

Compiled by Amy Lennard

FACES IN THE CROWD

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

SCORECARD

Edited by Craig Neff And Robert Sullivan