22 Three For the Money
Playoffs mean payoffs and as the NFL games dwindled down to a precious few, a hot trio made some big scores
26 More Barry, as in Barrymore
Golden State took over first place in the Pacific Division as Rick Barry put on a bravura performance
28 Away They Go to Zihuatanejo
That was the Mexican port warmly embraced by survivors of the world's most arduous boating marathon
30 That Rumanian Black Magic
Ilie Nastase shot down the Flying Dutchman to win $15,000 at the Commercial Union Masters Tournament
December 17, 1973
40 Fastest Foot in the West
The three men have but a single goal: to push the world land speed record beyond the sound barrier
58 Your Face Is Snow Familiar
See the skiers sail into the deep powder at Taos, and see the cold, happy portraits that follow
82 Bright Threads in His Tapestry
Woven unobtrusively through the rich fabric of Marcel Proust's writing is a quiet enthusiasm for sport
64 College Basketball
99 For the Record
100 19th Hole
Credits on page 99
Cover photograph by Fred Kaplan
One string comes untied as UCLA and North Carolina State match winning streaks in St. Louis. Curry Kirkpatrick reports on the basketball game everybody has been awaiting.
Who will be the Sportsman of the Year? He could be a colt, or a bull, or even a roadrunner, for horse racing, pro football and the Grand Prix circuit offer three superior candidates.
A bright poke into the world of the heavyweights has color photographs, highlights of the year past and a look at what is ahead in boxing's rich and glamorous division.