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January 13, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 2

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated January 13, 1969

January 13, 1969 | Hugh D. Whall

January 13, 1969 | Dan Jenkins
Ohio State's Buckeyes came from 10 points behind to win the Rose Bowl and the national championship with a crushing display of excellence that kept USC's offense in hand and its defense dismayed

January 13, 1969 | William Johnson
Penn State defeated Kansas in a tumultuous Orange Bowl game that saw losers use a 12-man team again and again and again

January 13, 1969 | Robert H. Boyle
In Puerto Rico, wheeler-dealer Louis Puro did a stately pleasure dome decree. Its name is El Conquistador, and so far Puro has spent $30 million to make it the most beautiful, wonderful, fantastic...

January 13, 1969
The thing about Puerto Rico that hits you hardest today is that it is suddenly all places under the winter-resort sun wrapped into one. It is Las Vegas action, Tahiti escape, Acapulco jazz and...

January 13, 1969
The Super Bowl presents the passing artistry of Joe Namath, the New York Jets' quarterback, against the bruising defense of the Baltimore Colts. Tex Maule reports.

January 13, 1969 | Tex Maule
If the New York Jets have any hope of penetrating the rugged Baltimore Colt defense in the Super Bowl, Joe Namath must succeed with passes to receivers like Don Maynard

January 13, 1969 | Garry Valk
This is the first issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED in which the name of Honor Fitzpatrick does not appear as Chief of our reporters and researchers. In Volume 1, No. 1, more than 14 years and 700...

January 13, 1969
"Here I am in New York," said Elvin Hayes, "and some guy I never saw before is on his feet waving my old school jersey. We were playing the Knicks and I looked up during the game and there is this...

January 13, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.
As soon as the Olympic Games were over, rival Los Angeles promoters began signing America's best track men, much to the chagrin of the amateur establishment. Now, four athletes have yet a third...

January 13, 1969 | Curry Kirkpatrick
The Kentucky town has a remarkable motor inn, Kentucky Wesleyan and budding civic pride. Unbeaten in 29 games, the Panthers ventured 35 miles away to Evansville and—horrors—lost, but they will be back

January 13, 1969 | Clive Gammon
You still have an hour of light left," said Fred Travis, snapping out a hairy, muscular wrist and consulting the complex of dials held there by a steel-link strap.

January 13, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf

January 13, 1969
BASKETBALL—NBA: BALTIMORE (30-10) held its Eastern lead and won its first game in four against the 76ers 117-112 as Wes Unseld scored 29 and grabbed 24 rebounds. The Bullets won another but lost...

January 13, 1969
4—John D. Hanlon, Coles Phinizy, Bill Mahan from Leviton-Atlanta14, 15—Hugh Whall38—Walter Iooss Jr., Paul Hutchins40—UPI42—John Dominis-LIFE43—Sheedy & Long46-55—illustrations by Charles...

January 13, 1969
Sim Byrd led Troy (Ala.) State to a 43-35 win over Texas A&I for the NAIA championship, by passing for 324 yards and five TDs. In two playoffs Byrd passed for 527 yards and 11 TDs; in the...

January 13, 1969
SPORTSMAN (CONT.)Sirs:Certainly 1968 was a genuine vintage year for heroes. All the Simpsons and Flemings of the world, however, must step aside for Bill Russell in terms of pride and sheer...

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January 13, 1969
•Don Maynard, New York Jets flanker, on his physical condition after the Jets had defeated the Oakland Raiders to win the AFL championship and the right to play in the Super Bowl: "I've been...