Plenty of Juice in the Orange 16
Syracuse is winning, an old story, but unlike past teams that have ended up in the pits, this one may squeeze out a national title
by Mike DelNagro

Welcome Back, Stranger 20
Sidelined by injuries for nearly two seasons, Bill Walton—you remember him—played at long last for San Diego
by Barry McDermott

A Roman Numeral Did His Number 24
George Burns III survived the chaos at the Bing Crosby Pro-Am that ensued when Jack Nicklaus self-destructed
by Dan Jenkins

Now You See Him, Now You Don't 32
There's much more to the complex personality of the 76ers' Darryl Dawkins than the shattered pieces of NBA backboards
by Barry McDermott

He Has the Horses 40
Dale Baird operates out of West Virginia's obscure Waterford Park, but he leads the big names when it comes to winners
by Clive Gammon

Winter Olympic Preview

Blending steel and fire on ice, U.S. and world champs Randy Gardner and Tai Babilonia face figure skating's big showdown 48
by Bob Ottum

Starting on page 52, scouting reports by Anita Verschoth handicap every event, picking the best bets for gold, silver and bronze

Bet on Eric and Beth Heiden-and a host of other U.S. speed skaters—to win medals galore at Lake Placid 53
by William Oscar Johnson

Watch out, here comes Annemarie Moser-Pröll after Olympic gold. She's down in World Cup points, but up for this one 62
by Anita Verschoth

The Downhill: Majesty and Madness 84
The Olympic runs on Whiteface can be stunning or surly. Whichever, they demand consummate skill and courage
by William Oscar Johnson

The Departments

Scorecard 9
TV Radio 71
College Basketball 75
For the Record 103
19th Hole 104

Credits on page 103

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier

Next Week

A great day for the Irish may occur as indoor-mile world-record holder Eamonn Coghlan runs Madison Square Garden's fast track in a Millrose field including 1,000-meter world-record holder Rick Wohlhuter trying a comeback. By Joe Marshall.

Remember Pearl Harbor? Well, only one year after that Ray Meyer became the basketball coach at DePaul. Now 66, Meyer is still there, hoping his Blue Demons will give him his first national title. Curry Kirkpatrick profiles a coach who won't quit.

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