12 For Failure to Give His Best...
California's fallen—and suspended—Angel, Alex Johnson, is an enigma even to himself
18 Firstest, Fastest and Mostest
It seemed that never had so many ran so quick as at the national track and field championships
22 A Can-Do Scot in the Can-Am
Jackie Stewart stoked the flames of a rich sports car series by beating the dominant McLarens
24 The Jockey Is a Lady
So are the exercise boys and the grooms, as girls, pretty girls, move into racing. A photographic report
July 4, 1971
30 The Buckeyes Don't Have It
Five members of Ohio State's Rose Bowl team went high in the pro football draft, but only one has signed
46 Gentle Ben Gets Rough
A Texas freshman named Ben Crenshaw played stunning golf to lead his team to the NCAA championship
50 In the Mind's Eye
What does a professional athlete think about while he competes? George Plimpton asks some Wimbledon players
48 Motor Sports
66 For the Record
67 19th Hole
Credits on page 66
Cover photograph by Fred Kaplan
Yes, he's Vida, and Blue too, like the wretches who bat against him. Roy Blount reports on the Mansfield, La. (and Oakland) pitcher who may be a quarterback at heart.
The capsize kid is what Ted Turner, sailor and biz whiz, used to be called before he got out of the dinghies and became a big blue-water winner with a famous old Eagle.
Challenging nature can be deadly sport, particularly when the adversary is the raging terror of Niagara Falls. Mark Kram profiles a man, a river and a compulsion.