18 Merciless Minnesota
The Vikings, with Joe Kapp on the beam and the Four Norsemen lowering the boom, lead the Central Division
22 On a Hot Seat in Boston
Red Auerbach and Tom Heinsohn share the heat and a big problem—Bill Russell is really gone
26 No Defeats, Loads of Trouble
When Coach Lloyd Eaton of unbeaten Wyoming suspended his 14 black players, he started a Western furor
28 Hockey's Muted Moments
Artist Richard Estes paints a subtle scene, leaving the action to the viewer's mind
November 3, 1969
34 Lew Alcindor's Story: Part 2
At UCLA the basketball was fine, says Lew, but prejudice on the campus nearly drove him away
62 All the Big Money Was on the Red
The money was out of the overalls and on the line as an Irish import won coursing's Challenge Cup
70 Uncrowned King of Caviar
There are sturgeon in the Hudson River, and Ace Lent contemplates the fish-egg business
46 College Football
64 Horse Racing
81 For the Record
82 19th Hole
Credits on page 81
Cover photograph by Neil Leifer
The Heisman Trophy should go to the best college football player, but the ballyhoo attending it makes it more of a Hollywood Oscar. Dan Jenkins inspects the hopefuls.
Flick a switch and instant surf comes rolling along a man-made oasis in—of all places—Arizona. Coles Phinizy has seen it and surfed it and claims that it is for real.
A father who well remembers his own days of cave exploring is challenged by his son into trying such a trip again. He finds both old truths and new ones underground.