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John Underwood

All John Underwood Stories

May 25, 1964

AANNNNGHHH!

The whales grunted mightily at the Coliseum Relays in Los Angeles and put the shot with commensurate effect as a grateful crowd ohhhhhed.

Sept. 23, 1963

THE MIDWEST

The Quarterback Northwestern and Minnesota were tied 22-22 with four minutes left to play when Tom Myers drifted back into the pocket for another pass. But he ...

June 16, 1975

What's China's track?

The slogan 'friendship first, competition second' greeted our team, but there may have been other goals behind the warmth

Oct. 08, 1962

THE MAGNIFICENT SQUIRT

The Eagles' irrepressible Tommy McDonald runs pass patterns wrong, he is small and not really fast, but he is the pros' best pass catcher.

Jan. 17, 1972

DOLPHINS, BY A NOSE

There is, of course, the chance that the law of averages will come to the rescue, that Dallas will finally win a big game and Tex Maule, the ...

Jan. 03, 1972

The House that Earnie Built

When Earnie Seiler stages an Orange Bowl, you get elephants, fireworks and, this New Year's Day, Nebraska-Alabama

May 04, 1970

A Brief Search for America

Great truths about this country cannot be deduced from one man's observations of sport and life in Lewistown, Mont., Barre, Vt., Hastings, Neb. or Valdosta, Ga. But, as winter turns to spring and the trout and Cards come home, small truths emerge

Jan. 19, 1976

FOOTBALL'S DILEMMA: BOWLS OR PLAYOFFS

In St. Louis this week, NCAA schools will vote on a proposal setting up a tournament to select a national champion. Advocates say it would not ...

Dec. 08, 1975

THE SETTING WAS RIPE FOR SCANDAL

Nearly 25 years ago a great University of Kentucky basketball team made headlines when it was discovered that it had manipulated the scores ...

Oct. 30, 1967

ONE WAY TO DAM THE TIDE

All right, you long sufferers. You have been looking for the way to beat Alabama. Here is how you do it. Very simple. First thing you get two top quarterbacks, one ...

June 06, 1966

WINNING SON OF A DEDICATED LOSER

Richmond Flowers Jr. is a double threat—in track and football—but for a long time the asthmatic youth from Alabama seemed destined to follow in his father's ...

Nov. 17, 1975

Taking the Fun Out of a Game

Kids play football because they enjoy it. But adults want kids to play little league football for a lot of other reasons—and that's where all the trouble starts

June 19, 1967

ALL DRESSED UP AND FIT TO KILL

Bill Toomey arrived at the decathlon championships with a change of clothes for almost every event. He needn't have bothered. Despite sore tendons he easily ...

Sept. 10, 1984

Partly Cloudy Week In The Sunshine State

Miami beat Florida for its second win, but the Gators lost more than a game

Dec. 20, 1976

If Pitt Gets Bit, The Rose Becomes Thorny

The Sugar Bowl may have the sugar, with No. 1 Pitt and those sweet Georgia Bulldogs. But in Pasadena, Michigan and USC are ready to write another ending to the script

Jan. 08, 1979

THE RISING OF THE TIDE

On the day before his Sugar Bowl showdown with Penn State, Bear Bryant breakfasted in the elegant refuge of his hotel suite high above New Orleans on a  ...

Aug. 21, 1978

PUNISHMENT IS A CRIME

But that is exactly what is happening in football. It is naive and dangerous to think otherwise. Certain practices of coaching and play have ...

Sept. 25, 1978

PENN STATE STATES ITS CASE

The Lions have never been selected No. 1. Not once. They mean to change that, as Ohio State just found out.