12 VirginiaCrashes the Party
The brash Cavaliers bumped by the ACC's big boys to gain an NCAA playoffspot
by Larry Keith
16 6,996, 6,997,6,998
...and surely this week Bill Shoemaker will win No. 7,000, an astonishingachievement
by William Leggett
18 Yesterday theOlympics, today the world for Mittermaier.
By Douglas S. Looney
March 15, 1976
20 ...while backon the farm, they set up a clamor for Klammer.
By Ray Kennedy
26 Really Runningin the Red
New Orleans' Superdome has problems—with money and a snarl of snafus
by J. D. Reed
32 California Isin the Van
Out West, where fads form, Econolines are gussied up with shag, suede andstereo
by J. D. Reed
40 Say 'Cheese,'Mom and Pop
To get a picture of football recruiting, Penn State style, take a trip with TheRat
by D. Keith Mano
72 Back Where IBelong
In which a one-legged showman slays the dragon and returns to baseball
by Bill Veeck with Ed Linn
54 College Basketball
59 Pro Basketball
67 Motor Sports
85 For the Record
88 19th Hole
Credits on page85
Cover photographby Stephen Green-Armytage
The Blue Monster is an apt name for Doral's golfcourse—its 18th hole alone has been known to swallow players whole. Dan Jenkinswill watch the pros beard the beast and tell who survives.
No rocket or Lamplighter remains on the Canadiens, butwith their fine Gallic flower, Guy Lafleur, they are scenting postseasonbouquets for the Montreal Forum fans. J. D. Reed reports.