Hail, the Conquering Heroine! 14
Running alone, but urged on by a record Millrose Games crowd, Mary Decker smashed the women's world indoor mark in the 1,500
by Joe Marshall

A Bunch of Eager Beavers 18
Oregon State has no big star, but a lot of passes and a few miracles have made it into the best in the West
by Curry Kirkpatrick and Ken Wheeler

They Get Their Kicks on a Hockey Rink 22
With its action, scoring and surprising sellouts, indoor soccer—two leagues, 20 teams—makes the outdoor version look pale
by J. D. Reed

La Crema della Crema 32
There is plenty of competition, but Campagnolo bicycle components were, are and apparently ever shall be the very best
by Coles Phinizy

A Canuck in Lotusland 38
Los Angeles has it all over the drab Quebec milltown from which he hails, but NHL scoring leader Marcel Dionne n'est pas content
by Roger Dionne

Out from the Shadow of the El 72
In his 37 seasons at DePaul, Coach Ray Meyer has commuted from the top to the bottom. Now, at 66, he is back on the track
by Curry Kirkpatrick

The Departments

Scorecard 9
TV Radio 46
College Basketball 51
Hockey 57
Tennis 62
Pro Basketball 68
For the Record 86
19th Hole 93

Credits on page 86

Cover photograph by Manny Millan

Next Week

Amid Pageantry and Turmoil, but not much snow, the XIII Winter Olympic Games commence. William Oscar Johnson, Bob Ottum, E. M. Swift and Anita Verschoth cover the action on the runs, ovals, arenas, jumps and trails of Lake Placid.

The bald eagle, America's national bird, is the focus of a topsy-turvy controversy in Haines, Alaska, the species' major winter feeding ground, in which one faction calls eagle-loving militants "enemies of liberty." Ron Rau reports on the conflict.

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