March 16, 1981
March 16, 1981

Table of Contents
March 16, 1981

The Big Ten
UCLA Song Girls
Special Report: Boxing
Pro Basketball
Figure Skating
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


And Then Up Jumped Indiana 16
The fast-closing Hoosiers won their sixth Big Ten title in the last nine years, after catching and passing Iowa
by Bruce Newman

This is an article from the March 16, 1981 issue Original Layout

New Acts for the White Circus 20
In a breakthrough World Cup meet, an American skied past the vaunted Stenmark, and a Russian actually won a race
by William Oscar Johnson

The Trade That Made Milwaukee Famous 22
Although many teams acquired outstanding players in the off-season, probably none helped itself as much as the Brewers
by Ron Fimrite

Eight Beauties and a Beat 30
UCLA's dancing, prancing song girls are college basketball's most entertaining and eye-catching halftime show
by Bruce Newman

Time to Clean Up Boxing Again 36
Two nickel-and-dime outfits, the WBC and the WBA, run the fights—to the detriment of the sport. First of two parts
by Pat Putnam

Chatter 74
The baseball tradition of talking-it-up in the infields seems—alas, babe—to be disappearing from the major league scene
by Jack McCallum

The Departments

Scorecard 11
TV/Radio 29
College Basketball 54
Pro Basketball 64
Figure Skating 68
For the Record 91
19th Hole 92

Credits on page 91

Cover photograph by Richard Mackson

Next Week

The class of '81 is led by roly-poly Dodger rookie Fernando Valenzuela, a 20-year-old native of Mexico who didn't allow an earned run in 10 relief appearances for last fall. Steve Wulf reports and a portfolio of pictures highlights other prospects.

At Loggerheads were environmentalists and the Corps of Engineers when a threatened species of sea turtle took up residence in a channel scheduled to be dredged. Jack Rudloe reports on a rescue reached by rational compromise.