12 Hawk in a Cornfield
The Kansas Jayhawks, a team that could be ignored for years, emerge as a menace in the Midwest

16 Trials of an Unlonely Miler
As the days of the Olympic 1,500 meters approached, Jim Ryun was desperately searching for a quiet place to train

18 Homers over the Razzmatazz
The World Series proved, this time at least, that a solid hitting team can get the best of the dazzling speed boys

20 Standout Stand-In for the King
When Johnny Unitas hurt his arm, the Colts winced, but Earl Morrall has proved a more than adequate replacement

Pro Basketball: The New Season

22 Faced with serious problems, the sport may have to change
26 Scouting reports on all the teams in the ABA and NBA

38 Nuts About the Game
Two studies of the eccentricities of golfers—one noted at a posh pro-am, the other at a driving range

70 The Old Swimmin'-Hole
James Whitcomb Riley's gurgling water of lore is now just another polluted piece of America

The departments

9 Scorecard
52 College Football
61 People
62 Motor Sports
65 Golf
66 Bridge
85 For the Record
86 19th Hole

Credits on page 85

Cover photographs by Jerry Cooke and Neil Leifer


Next week

An Olympian treat from Mexico. In color, with words by John Underwood, the grandeur and excitement of the Games as 7,886 of the world's best athletes go after the gold.

Racy sports cars built by a New Zealander in England with Chevy engines are running off with the rich Can-Am racing series. Kim Chapin tells how Bruce McLaren does it.

A rarely observed scene of action is the sideline at a college football game. The drama, which the man in the stands misses, is replayed in seven pages of color photographs.