10 The One-Day Season
Texas and Ohio State rolled into the bowls ranked ahead of Nebraska—and came out behind
16 Witnesses for the Defense
Dallas and Baltimore win conference titles and head for Miami where they will knock heads in the Super Bowl
22 It Was a Brief Time-out
All those Celtic haters had fun for a while, but now the party is over
24 Testament of a Samurai
Yukio Mishima, whose suicide in Tokyo shocked the world, wrote of his devotion to sport and physical fitness
January 11, 1971
28 The World's Greatest Gamesman
Choose your own decathlon of minor skills, and Eddie Kantar will take you on—bet you and beat you
40 It Takes Two to Win a Cup
At long last the New York Rangers are finding out that one goalie can't do it all
46 Games Children Play
An art historian looks beyond the canvas of a Bruegel masterpiece and finds a key to pastimes through the ages
38 College Basketball
58 For the Record
61 19th Hole
Credits on page 58
Cover photograph by James Drake
Golf's richest tour gets under way next week in Los Angeles, and Dan Jenkins will be there to give the pros a proper send-off and review the high points of last year.
'Black is best' often seems valid in sports these days. Martin Kane offers some fascinating—if controversial—theories of racial distinctions, both scientific and otherwise.
Baja California lazes in the Mexican sun, luring icebound Northerners to one of the world's great fish traps. In a color portfolio, Artist Francis Golden casts another lure.