CONTENTS

February 02, 1976

12 Hi, Ben, Where Ya Been?
Ben Crenshaw, missing from the winner's circle since 1973, made it at the Crosby
by Dan Jenkins

16 Watched Pot That Boiled
Following three tepid seasons, Earl Tatum is Marquette's recipe for basketball success
by Larry Keith

18 Sweet Science, Indeed
Style was forsaken as George Foreman took out Ron Lyle the way he knows best
by Pat Putnam

20 A Seat at the Bull Ring
Behind the stormy facade of the team with the NBA's worst record lies...chaos
by Curry Kirkpatrick

1976 Winter Olympics

28 Innsbruck is set for the "simple Games," a better, not bigger, return to the Tyrol

30 William Oscar Johnson's saga is not about Olympic winners, but our lugers

36 Scouting reports by Anita Verschoth pick the medalists and darkhorses

64 The Lonely Hunter
Football scouts spend their days in empty stands, their nights in cheerless rooms
by George Plimpton

The Departments

9 Scorecard
50 College Basketball
54 Gymnastics
58 Americana
62 Conservation
77 For the Record
78 19th Hole

Credits on page 77

Cover photographs by Co Rentmeester and Helmut Gritscher

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Next Week

Southern hospitality has its limits, and Robert F. Jones will be at the Daytona 24-Hour to see if NASCAR-style stock cars will be able to stop Porsche from scoring its fifth straight win.

Chilly Philly hosts just about all the world's best tennis players, with Jimmy Connors seeded in the top spot for the U.S. Professional Indoor Championships. Curry Kirkpatrick is at courtside.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)