March 02, 1981
March 02, 1981

Table of Contents
March 2, 1981

San Diego Track
J.R. Richard
The Brothers Bibby
Mickey Thompson
College Basketball
Carstensz Pyramid
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Right Omens for Eamonn 18
Having espied a portentous bikini and donned his lucky singlet, Coghlan cut two seconds off his world indoor mile record
by Kenny Moore

This is an article from the March 2, 1981 issue Original Layout

Miller Time on the Riviera 24
Johnny Miller may have something brewing again after winning his second tournament of the year, the Los Angeles Open
by Dan Jenkins

J.R.'s Pledge: I'm Going to Return 26
After a stroke, two operations and a long winter of recuperation, Houston's J.R. Richard is on the road to recovery
by William Nack

He's Not Hot Stuff, He's My Brother 34
The Bibby boys, Henry of the NBA Clippers and Jim of the baseball Pirates, are notables, though not to one another
by Rick Telander

Is There Life After Hot-rodding? 40
Once the template of the Sh-boom generation and the holder of 400 speed records, Mickey Thompson rolls on—and often over
by Bob Ottum

Mountain of the Mists 64
Three intrepid Americans set off to climb 16,023-foot Carstensz Pyramid, a mysterious, haze-shrouded peak in New Guinea
by Sam Moses

The Departments

Scorecard 13
College Basketball 50
Tennis 58
For the Record 79
19th Hole 80

Credits on page 79

Cover photograph by Tony Triolo

Next Week

A magic show is expected when Earvin Johnson, sidelined for more than three months by an injury to his left knee, returns to the Lakers' lineup as Los Angeles makes a run for its second consecutive NBA championship. John Papanek reports.

The valley, as Midwesterners call the Missouri Valley Conference, is enjoying a resurgence, with quality teams like Wichita State, stars like Drake's Lewis Lloyd and fans who aren't averse to donning mops. Curry Kirkpatrick checks out the scene.