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Dec 07, 1970

It's only a transitory analogy

Frank Shorter, the ex-Yalie, ex-med student, ex-also-ran, adds the AAU championship to his laurels—without sacrificing the Elliott Gould touch

Nov 30, 1970

Notre Dame goes kicking into the Cotton

Kicking one lonely field goal, that is, to edge the inspired Tigers of Louisiana State, remain undefeated and advance to Dallas in the hope of a rematch with the conquerors of last year, the Texas Longhorns

Dec 16, 1968

30 Acres of Romance, Hokum and Balderdash

Postwar prejudices, the hyperbole of the prize ring's fastest-talking promoter and a nation's hectic return to Mr. Harding's abnormal normalcy made a four-round circus of a hopeless mismatch

Jun 30, 1969

THE WAY TO SAN JOSE

It was a tough, uphill haul, but John Carlos and his light-footed Bandits stepped on the gas and—with a shot of octane from Marty Liquori—overtook Kansas to win the collegiate track and field championship

Jun 02, 1969

The evening stars fell in California

The big names, including the top vaulters, didn't shine at Modesto

Mar 02, 1970

A MONKEY RIDES THE EASY RUNNER

Marty Liquori, the first American in four years to beat Jim Ryun at a mile, has become everybody's long-distance target

Mar 24, 1969

AN EXHILARATING NIP OF LIQUORI

Although hobbled by a bad knee and blisters, Jim Ryun quenched his own doubts and helped win the NCAA indoor track meet for Kansas when he edged Villanova's Marty Liquori in the mile at Detroit

Oct 13, 1969

A small school, but you can learn to hate it

Everyone in Crete, Neb. loves Doane College, mind you, but it's those other people Doane keeps beating year after year after year who wish Sitting Bull could be given one last chance

Feb 17, 1969

The line for the mile forms here

Jim Ryun is alive but married, and rival runners see a gleam of hope

Jul 07, 1969

THE PRESSURE COOKER

It got to Jim Ryun, who, realizing that he had never learned how to finish second, dropped out of the AAU mile, as 19-year-old Marty Liquori, whose only worry is what to do for an encore, won again

Jun 09, 1969

'I DO WHAT I THINK IS RIGHT'

But what John Carlos thinks is right keeps changing. Today he acts the clown at the track meets he dominates. Last year he was both vilified and lionized for his Olympics Black Power gesture

May 25, 1970

REVENGE CAN BE SOUR

Marty Liquori defeated Kip Keino for the first time in the Martin Luther King Games, avenging the humiliating loss he suffered last winter, but sweet it wasn't as the Kenyan gave up in the stretch

Apr 14, 1969

When Company E Beat the Elis

Fond du Lac's motley collection of scrubs was no match for the proud champions from Yale. So how come they won?

Dec 08, 1969

A PTA meeting is tougher

This is how Mrs. Doris Brown, a part-time teacher, described her win in the Nationals, a meet which attracted 542 girls from age 7 on up

Mar 17, 1969

THE WOES OF WEE WILLIE WISP

Every weekend Willie Davenport (right) proves once again he is history's finest hurdler. Unhappily, few notice—and he may have to rely on pro football for real fame

Jul 28, 1969

This Coliseum could have used lions

Upsets were few as the U.S. beat Russia and the Commonwealth