14 Showcase for Crisis
The future of a bedeviled sport hangs in the balance as Madison Square Garden stages its phony title bout
18 Skating Scared in Montreal
Hockey's Canadiens are on the hottest streak ever, under the whip of a tough coach and tougher fans
20 Three on the Line in the 600
The most dramatic race of the indoor track season saw Martin McGrady win in a blanket finish
22 Pistol Pete, the Hottest Shot
LSU's Maravich, the coed hoppers' bomb, shoots baskets with either hand, from any angle, game after game
30 When Ice Turns to Corn
In the spring months skiers find popcorn effects on many slopes—and some of the best skiing of the year
36 Guns Who Go to the Dogs
The shotgunners who work field trials are the country's best wing shots and the dogs' best friends
48 Crossing the Bar
An amateur athlete who once dreamed of glory ponders whether life begins at 40—or ends there
44 Motor Sports
46 Horse Racing
61 For the Record
62 Basketball's Week
64 19th Hole
Credits on page 61
Cover photographs by Rich Clarkson
The Sands and Cacti of Florida and Arizona form the backdrop for baseball's annual surge of optimism. A report on the main source of hope: the new crop of rookies.
Once a winter the sun and sky and sea are in perfect balance—and surfers ride the wild ones off Oahu, Hawaii. Our patient photographer, Neil Leifer, portrays it all in color.
The timid generation is the way a Duke professor describes today's students, and a close look at his school supports the theory that in some areas youth is not in revolt.