12 Revenge for the Raiders
Oakland ground down the champion Steelers and now battles Minnesota in Super Bowl XI
by Robert F. Jones and Dan Jenkins

18 The Baby Face Can Fool You
Apprentice Jockey Steve Cauthen, who turned 16 on Derby Day, is winning big in New York
by William Leggett

20 Keeping Boxing Afloat
Don King's U.S. Boxing Championship bouts start this month aboard the U.S.S. Lexington
by Mark Kram

24 One More for the Road
For NBA players the season is a round robin of airport lounges, hotel lobbies and too-short beds
Photos by Walter Iooss Jr.

30 Tweet, It's Candid Recorder
Mikes at the ready, collectors of wildlife sounds are on the prowl among the birds and beasts
by Roy Bongartz

52 Gallantly Screaming
Love it or loathe it, the national anthem gets bellowed, blown or botched before most games
by J. D. Reed

The Departments

9 Scorecard
40 College Basketball
44 Skiing
46 Soccer
48 Hockey
50 Olympics
63 For the Record
64 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

Credits on page 63


Next Week

How sweet it is for Tony Dorsett and Pittsburgh if they beat Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. But if things go sour, Rose Bowl rivals USC and Michigan may play for top spot. John Underwood and Joe Jares report.

One lump or two is in store for such highly powered college basketball teams as Cincinnati, Georgia, Indiana and South Carolina as they collide in the Sugar Bowl Classic. Barry McDermott follows the action.