16 The Best Team You Never Saw
Banned from television, bowl games and ranking in one of the major polls, Oklahoma is an aggrieved powerhouse

20 Don't Send My Boy to Harvard...
...said Moses Malone's mother. And not anywhere else either, said Moses, I'm good enough for the pros

22 Gambling with Their Future
The Los Angeles Rams took a big risk when they dropped veteran John Hadl for a new quarterback

24 It's a Woman's World
It is in horse racing, anyway, where two fillies named Dahlia and Allez France are beating all the colts

28 Back Where They Belong
Lake Placid, where the Winter Olympics were held in 1932, will stage them again—properly scaled

38 Marching to a Different Drummer
The ruffed grouse is a siren, luring entranced hunters through clogged swamps and thorn-apple swales

68 A Run for Their Money
...and maybe their lives. Corporation executives are listening to Dr. Kenneth Cooper's theories about aerobics

The departments

11 Scorecard
48 College Football
57 Conservation
60 Bridge
65 Hockey
81 For the Record
82 19th Hole

Credits on page 81

Cover photograph by Rich Clarkson


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