28 Making a Name
Some are rookies, some have been around, but they all have made headlines and won games
by Ron Reid

34 The Fire Gone, He Quit
Dave Cowens left the Celtics for a reason that seemed simple to him: no enthusiasm
by John Papanek

36 Cracks in the Racial Barrier
In South Africa, blacks are not only playing against whites, they are also playing with them
by Peter Hawthorne

44 Needlepoint Points the Way
Terry Donahue, the UCLA coach, gets his inspiration for the USC showdown from samplers
by Douglas S. Looney

52 Tennis Is Home on the Range
The cowtown of Mason, Texas has 2,000 people, 23 courts. They're bullish on the game
by Giles Tippette

98 Of Subways and Salami
Nearly broke and nearly unbowed, that is Brooklyn College, whose football team is 7-1
by John Papanek

The Departments

23 Scorecard
63 College Football
70 Tennis
74 Hockey
78 Fishing
82 Baseball
88 Outdoors
121 For the Record
122 19th Hole

Credits on page 121

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.


Next Week

College Basketball gets set for the opening tip-off. Which team will be cutting down the nets in Atlanta 's Omni after the season's final buzzer is predicted in the Top 20, one of many features of our special issue. Among the others are Barry McDermott's analysis of the effect of hardship cases, a gallery of coaches going bananas on the sidelines and Frank Deford's profile of Marquette's top banana, Al McGuire. Plus the big college football game in Los Angeles: USC vs. UCLA.