Oh, No, Not Again! 20
Baltimore's stock dropped when golden-armed Quarterback Bert Jones suffered still another injury to his right shoulder
by Paul Zimmerman

An Afternoon Befitting a Legend 24
Though it's unclear where future Hambletonians will be held, Legend Hanover left little doubt who was best this year
by Douglas S. Looney

K.C. Takes Off on Willie's Wings 26
Last year critics ran down Kansas City's speedy Willie Wilson, but now he's leading the Royals on a dash to the division title
by Jim Kaplan

A Cataclysm of Cosmic Proportion 28
The lofty and arrogant Cosmos got their comeuppance, being penalized by the league and vanquished by Vancouver
by Clive Gammon

College Football '79

The incumbent is Oklahoma's Billy Sims, the challenger USC's Charles White. They're campaigning for Heisman votes 34
by John Papanek

Autumn afternoons can turn beastly when creatures big and small do their mascot numbers. Sis-boom-grrr! 40
by Douglas S. Looney

Scouting reports on the Top 20 teams, the conferences and how the independents and small colleges figure to fare 46

We Know of You, but Know You Not 98
An appreciation of Knute Rockne, who inspired as many fanciful tales as did his players in his long career at Notre Dame
by Coles Phinizy

The Departments

Scorecard 15
Swimming 82
Golf 84
Baseball 90
For the Record 123
19th Hole 126

Credits on page 123

Cover photograph by Steve Schapiro

Next Week

Two legs up on a Grand Slam, Bjorn Borg sorely wants to walk off with the third, the U.S. Open, a prize that has eluded him—while Chris Evert Lloyd tries for her fifth straight title. Curry Kirkpatrick and Barry McDermott report from Flushing Meadow.

When the smoke clears after the Marlboro Cup the winner will be the favorite for Horse of the Year honors. Bill Nack is on hand at Belmont to relate how 1979's best field runs in what shapes up as the year's best race, if not the best in years.

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