16 He's Raising the Roof
A week after setting the world record, Pole Vaulter Steve Smith wins coast to coast
20 Eleven Days That Shook Baltimore
In a flurry of trades, plus a good draft, some horses were put out to pasture and coltish Colts brought in
22 97-Pound Weaklings No More
Hockey's nonviolent New York Rangers rebounded against big, bad Boston—and routed the Stanley Cup champs
24 Putt-on at an Un-Golf Classic
The athletes were all big names in baseball or football—but the swimming pool was where the action was
February 12, 1973
30 Waitin' for the Robert E. Snopes
All that saved Daytona from being dullsville was the entry from down on the levee. They loved it. And lost
40 Watch Out, Here It Comes!
The hockey puck, that is, whipping up scenes of high tension on the porch of the poor tormented goalie
46 Yankee R[x]: Group Therapy
Soured on baseball's most famous team, CBS sold out to 15 men with an appreciation of depreciation
66 And It Goes Glub, Glub, Glub
This was the little boat that took the adventurers into darkest Florida, moving steadily—in circles
53 College Basketball
77 For the Record
78 19th Hole
Credits on page 77
Cover photograph by John D. Hanlon
Buck Fever is running as high as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's sky hook in Milwaukee, despite some problems on and off the court. Peter Carry looks at an enigmatic team.
A lush setting for tennis—and an even lusher one for lolling—is Mexico's new Acapulco Princess Hotel, with its eight courts, indoors and out, and almost as many pools.
He lost fans to fat and to Arnold Palmer for a decade, but Jack Nicklaus is no longer a heavy. On the contrary, he enjoys a public acceptance that verges upon affection.