22 Run Fast, Run Deep
The Southern Cal plan was to ignore Indiana's all-stars and swamp them with numbers—but the strategy sank

26 Racy Red Beasts and King Kong
Sebring loosed a pride of Ferrari lions on the track, and a gorilla, yet, in the pits

28 Try Kate Smith on the Rocks
Philadelphia's hockey team does, and her "God Bless America" is gospel for the playoff-hopeful Flyers

30 Oh, Johnny, Oh, Johnny, Oh!
Johnny Wooden, of course. His UCLA Bruins ran off with the NCAA basketball title. So what else is new?

38 Big Jack Has Big Dreams Again
Heading for the Masters, Jack Nicklaus has a winner's look—but he better beat that troublesome front nine

46 Wild Men and Tame Devils
There are wild women, too, in Belize, a lovely pocket of jungle and sand fronting the Caribbean

86 Journey Through the Blue Snow
In a marathon into the forests of Sweden, miracles of blueberry soup and the human spirit produce 7,000 victors

The departments

17 Scorecard
67 Baseball
75 Table Tennis
78 Horse Racing
84 College Basketball
107 For the Record
108 19th Hole

Credits on page 107

Cover photograph by Rich Clarkson


Next week

Embattled baseball nears a new season with the players and owners no longer sure that a strike is what an ump calls. A special preview issue sums up the latest developments, and William Leggett and Ron Fimrite assess who will beat whom—on the field. Artist Don Moss and SI photographers portray the greats of the game and stars-to-be, pitching analysts rate the top arms (lo, the best isn't Blue!) and Pat Jordan takes a ride with Pittsburgh's kid assassin, Bruce Kison. In addition, coverage of the rest of the week's news, the usual features and a surprising report on a bouncy old lady.