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All Ray Cave Stories

Mar 06, 1961

ST. BONAVENTURE IS SECOND-BEST

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The Bonnies had won 99 basketball games in a row on their court in Olean, N.Y., but they ran into trouble with Niagara, the last team to beat them at home 13 years ago

Dec 11, 1961

SCOUTING REPORTS

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May 29, 1961

A RUSE FLUSHES SOME EAGER RECRUITERS

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As the basketball scandal continues to spread to more colleges, an enterprising graduate student's term paper exposes the frantic attitude that contributes to the tragedy

Feb 19, 1962

The old master has a new kind of winner

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Kentucky's famous curmudgeon, Adolph Rupp, is all smiles (on the inside) as he comes up with a team that surprises even him

Feb 13, 1961

THE BIG RUSSIAN BREAKS EVEN

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He led one of the West's two best basketball teams (USC) against the other (UCLA), with inconclusive results

Oct 30, 1961

McGUIRE RAISES A STANDARD

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Philadelphia's problem player, Wilt Chamberlain, gets a strong new coach—who may also force the pro game to change its brawling, hustling ways

Jan 29, 1962

Everybody points for the champ

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Cincinnati's abrasive defense won two big games last week, but the Bearcats must still make the NCAA tournament

Oct 02, 1961

EVERYTHING CAME UP RED ROSES

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Cincinnati's bumptious ball team didn't have much talent, but in some exciting, eerie way it bewitched its foes and hopes to hex New York

Apr 02, 1962

CINCINNATI IS NO. 1, NO. 1, NO. 1!

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Furious for two years because they were ranked second to Ohio State, the Bearcats again beat State in the NCAA basketball finals. And this victory was no fluke

Jan 23, 1961

Ghost along the Wabash

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Elusive as a wraith, Terry Dischinger is solid enough to be the game's second-best player

Apr 03, 1961

A REAL BARN-BURNER IN KANSAS CITY

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That's how Ohio State Coach Fred Taylor would describe the basketball game in which OSU lost the national title to Cincinnati's Bearcats

Jan 15, 1962

The bright dawn of the Sun Devils

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Arizona State, the country's second-highest-scoring team, has used a blazing offense to become the best example of basketball's rise in the Southwest

Jul 24, 1961

GOLF, DIXIELAND AND DIRTY RICE

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The two Hebert brothers bring the charm of the bayous to the PGA, a tournament they both have won

Mar 19, 1962

Wizards in the Land of Oz

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With help from a magical guard, a poet and a school principal, UCLA surprised the West and became the most intriguing entry in the NCAA basketball championship

Jan 09, 1961

Sportsman of the Year: Arnold Palmer

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For dominating the game of golf with a bold determination while adding to its splendor with genuine graciousness and charm, the editors of Sports Illustrated award the Grecian amphora, a classic symbol of pure excellence, to 1960's star Arnold Palmer

Mar 13, 1961

The field against the Buckeyes

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Last year's champion, Ohio State, is this year's best bet for the NCAA title

Jan 08, 1962

A PARLAY OF LUKE AND THE RAT

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Luke is Ohio State's brilliant Jerry Lucas, and The Rat is OSU's harassing defense. Together they swept through a strong field in basketball's best holiday tournament