Jan. 03, 1966
Jan. 03, 1966

Table of Contents
Jan. 3, 1966

NFL Championship
AFL Championship
  • By Gwilym S. Brown

    The season broke out early in New Zealand and Australia as Kenya's effervescent Kipchoge Keino and an agonizing Wagnerian from East Germany, Jürgen May, went far out to prove the mile mark is for breaking

Pro Basketball
Basketball's Week
  • It was a week that some very good teams would just as soon forget. The unpredictable rigors of the road proved to be too much for unbeaten St. Joseph's, Providence, Wichita State, Minnesota and Colorado State. They all lost for the first time—away from home—while powerful Michigan succumbed twice, more or less expectedly to Duke and quite unexpectedly to little Butler. But despite the usual vagaries of college basketball a baker's dozen major teams nervously managed to survive. After four weeks of play Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Auburn, Bradley, Iowa, DePaul, Dayton, Temple, Syracuse, Brigham Young, Utah, Washington State and Texas Western were still undefeated

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


10 The Point of Some Return
Given a fright by outmanned Baltimore, Green Bay finally won the NFL playoff game in sudden-death overtime

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16 The Bills Came Storming In
Belaboring a vaunted offense, Buffalo shut out San Diego to win its second AFL championship

20 Rig for Sea—and Showtime
While yachtsmen wait impatiently for the boat show to open, Artist Nicholas Solovioff takes a look backstage

26 The Bowls
Against a backdrop of historic games, a preview of this year's crop, featuring four conference champions

36 A Snook Hunt on the Spanish Main
Artist-Fisherman Tom Allen reports in paintings a search for big snook on the east coast of Nicaragua

44 Hats Off and a Rush for Records
Kenya's Keino let go his cap as Germany's Jürgen May suffered and both showed that track marks are for breaking

48 The Big Game and the Barricades
Berkeley is the campus of the beat, but the beat are only one part of this vast and exciting university

The departments

42 People
43 Golf
44 Track
46 Pro Basketball
56 Basketball's Week
58 For the Record
59 19th Hole

Cover illustration by Bud Simpson

Credits on page 58


Next week

The NFL championship will be decided at Green Bay as the Packers battle the Browns in the climax of a tumultuous season. Tex Maule analyzes the causes of victory and defeat.

The bowls in color—eight pages of it, coast to coast—highlight our New Year's college football coverage. Plus, of course, reports by experts on who won—and how and why.

A ride in a jeep was once the exclusive discomfort of men in khaki uniforms, but today lots of people do it and call it sport. Bil Gilbert wittily describes this phenomenon.