14 Baseball Is Played All Wrong
Scientist Earnshaw Cook demolishes some of baseball's theories in a monumental study
18 Michigan's Hopes Hang by an Ankle
A star's injured foot is a key factor as Michigan, Duke, UCLA and Kansas State meet in the basketball finals
22 Going, Going, Gone!
The pole vaulter's lot has become pretty soft. Here one disappears into a pit of man-eating foam plastic
24 A Touch of Gold in the Saddle
Brilliant Jockey Johnny Rotz, a big winner last year, is off and riding for the top again
March 23, 1964
40 The Remarkable Honeycomb House
An expandable playhouse for all terrains and all seasons is presented by the inventor of the A frame
48 Specialist in Agony and Laughter
Indiana Coach James Counsilman keeps his swimmers at the top with a steady diet of horseplay and hard work
58 They Couldn't Beat Wimpy
Neither sinus nor his tuxedo kept Luther Lassiter from successfully defending his world pool title
62 Survival Training for a Rookie
Pro golf is a world apart, and Tony Lema tells why in Part I of his own unique book on tour life
73 For the Record
74 Basketball's Week
75 19th Hole
Acknowledgments on page 73
Cover photograph by Jay Maisel
Basketball's finale will come Saturday night in Kansas City, when a new college champion will be enthroned. John Underwood reports the climactic scene of an exciting year.
A lion stalks through Jack Dreyfus' TV commercials, but Dreyfus himself stalks other game. Joe David Brown tells how he acquired one of racing's most surprising horses.
Spring in Florida is long and lush. Few have probed as deeply into its mysteries as Photographer Shelly Grossman. Some of his findings are shown in a color picture essay.