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Dec. 05, 1966
Dec. 05, 1966

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Dec. 5, 1966

Catered Affair
Rampaging Cowboys
Chasing Girls
  • That was the sport in St. Louis last week, where 107 female distance runners pursued each other for a mile and a half in an effort to win the women's cross-country championship and a little recognition

Cleve's Payday
College Football
  • In the last big week of the season Notre Dame bounced back to make a strong claim to be the nation's No. 1 team, even as Alabama's Bear Bryant was putting in a pitch on behalf of his unbeaten Southern powerhouse. The Southwest Conference, after a year of upsets, finally got a clear-cut champion in SMU, but anxious bowl promoters had no such luck. Three of their chosen teams went down in defeat, with Nebraska's superstitious Cornhuskers (below) making the loudest crash of all

Polo
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

Contents

26 Red-hot Cowboys on a Rampage
Dallas made a strong move toward the NFL Eastern title by subduing Cleveland's contenders

This is an article from the Dec. 5, 1966 issue

30 Chasing Girls Through a Park
Braving rain and opposition, 107 girl runners compete in the women's cross-country championship in St. Louis

34 A Delayed Payday for Cleve
The infighting was intense, but Big Cat Williams finally latched on to the gate receipts for his fight with Clay

College Basketball 1967

39 More than ever before, a sport dominated by giants

40 A first look at Lew Alcindor and his UCLA teammates

SCOUTING REPORTS

47 AAWU
48 WEST COAST AC
49 WESTERN AC
50 BIG EIGHT
53 SEC
54 SOUTHWEST
55 MISSOURI VALLEY
56 BIG TEN
59 MID-AMERICAN
60 OHIO VALLEY
61 SOUTHERN
62 ATLANTIC COAST
65 IVY
66 YANKEE
67 INDEPENDENTS

71 The nightmare: how to stop the good big man

85 A Long Trip and a Good Try
In Buenos Aires to challenge for polo's Cup of the Americas, the U.S. lost to the world's best

91 Fischer Would Rather Fight
Offered a draw in a crucial match at the Chess Olympics, the U.S. champ proved he was no Parseghian

96 Don't Shoot Unless You're Loaded
Bring good money and you will find good trophy-hunting in the countries behind the Iron Curtain

The departments

19 Scorecard
74 People
76 Golf
79 College Football
85 Polo
91 Chess
94 Bridge
113 For the Record
115 19th Hole

Credits on page 113

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer

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Next week

The toughest punch in hockey is George (Punch) Imlach, coach of the Maple Leafs. Pete Axthelm tells how he turns unpopularity into grudging respect and respect into victory.

The Texas Western Miners are the champions of college basketball, but few expect them to win again. Frank Deford examines their chances of upsetting all those predictions.

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