20 Bye-Bye, No. 1
Ohio State wets supposed to be the greatest college team in history, but last week Michigan proved otherwise
24 Nino's Hook Stopped a Roman Riot
Italian fans had an ally in the referee but they would have gone berserk if Rodriguez somehow had won
28 Like a Green Bay Tree
Handball's saintly statesmen said champion Paul Haber was ruining the sport's image, so they tried to exorcise him
30 Something to Remember Them By
The Rams beat the Cowboys last Sunday, a loss L.A. wants Dallas to recall if they play for the NFL title
December 1, 1969
College Basketball's New Season
34 Pete Maravich, flashiest in a gallery of super seniors, reveals the sources and uses of his magical powers
48 Scouting reports on the Top 20, five teams that are coming on, the best of the rest and the small colleges
92 The Longest Silence
The inner quiet of a permit fisherman's stark concentration transcends the sound of blowing wind and lapping wave
70 College Football
111 For the Record
112 19th Hole
Credits on page 111
Cover: painted sculptured figure by Howard Kanovitz
photographed by Richard Meek
The Knicks are blitzing the NBA with a display of team basketball unseen since the heydays of the Celtics. Jerry Kirshenbaum tells how this superb unit does the job.
In the Topsy-Turvy world of the football bettor a loss can be as good as a win—if you beat the spread—and the Boston Patriots are a better club than the L.A. Rams.
Eastern Cowhands are every bit as much dedicated to roping calves, wrestling steers and riding bulls and broncos as are Westerners. Cowtown, N.J. is their Cheyenne.