18 The Last Race of Count Crash
The fatal accident of a German driver assured Phil Hill his cherished world title as 14 spectators also died

20 No Pennant for the Dodgers
Los Angeles tried to win with percentage baseball, only to find that the odds were all against it

22 Aussies and Girls Are Best
Male tennis at Forest Hills proceeded predictably last week, but the girls provided a pretty surprise

24 Sand and Grit
A Florida coach and his team follow a novel way to success in football: straight up

26 Bubbles and His Girl
A tender twosome relaxes by the lake and makes a remarkable picture in the process

College Football 1961

28 THE SEASON: New recruiting promises excitement
32 ACTION: In color, football around the U.S.
41 SCOUTING REPORTS: Appraisals of the teams
82 A FRENCHMAN'S VIEW: Homecoming weekend

94 How to Take a Biscuit Apart
A wild song is the trademark of colorful Jimmy Conzelman, now an ad man, once coach of the year

The departments

13 Scorecard
90 Charles Goren
112 Baseball's Week
113 Football's Week
114 For the Record
117 19th Hole
120 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 114

Cover painting by André Fran√ßois


Next week

The most attractive young boxer around today is Cassius Clay of Louisville, who is also the vainest, most confident and most confusing. His aim: to succeed Floyd Patterson.

As the first sharp stab of autumn pricks the air, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S color camera follows a hunter's dog into the field to share its joy in the sudden scent of game.

In a critical year for pro football, Tex Maule scouts the National and American leagues and reports on Green Bay's Bart Starr, the leader of the new wave of quarterbacks.