26 Crash Goes Notre Dame!
With less than two minutes to go, USC Flanker Ron Sherman caught the pass that ruined the year for the Irish
30 Fast Hands and Purple Lights
A first-round knockout of Bobo Olson puts Jose Torres in reaching range of the light-heavyweight title
32 Vintage Year for Rookies
The NFL's 1964 crop hung heavy on the vines, and proved to be of exceptional flavor. It traveled well—and fast
College Basketball 1965
36 The season's best player. Bill Bradley, is a dead ringer for Jack Armstrong, but not Horatio Alger
48 Frantic coaching from the sidelines is always colorful. It is even more so in color photographs
53 Scouting Reports detail the assets and flaws of the top 20 teams and unwrap some surprise packages
74 Zone defenses, once scorned, are now all the rage. Four of the most popular are analyzed
98 Pop Goes the Ferret!
A writer visits the onetime capital of the world's wriggliest hunters, and laments their outlawed state
84 Football's Week
88 Pro Football
117 For the Record
118 19th Hole
Credits on page 117
Cover photograph by Neil Leifer
The big game in pro football next week is between the Browns and the Cardinals—a contest that may decide the Eastern championship. Edwin Shrake reports from St. Louis.
Duke-Michigan is the most significant clash of college basketball's first week, and perhaps of the first half of the season, because both are probable conference champions.
Orange dominates the Miami scene as Florida celebrates its bowl festival with a regatta, a tennis tournament and two football games. Milton Glaser paints them brilliantly.