March 23, 1981
March 23, 1981

Table of Contents
March 23, 1981

Fernando Valenzuela
Special Report: Part II
Track & Field
Horse Racing
Pro Basketball
For The Record
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Hey, You'd Be Hog Wild, Too 12
Arkansas' upset of Louisville set off a mad scene at Austin. That's how things went all over in the NCAAs last week
by Curry Kirkpatrick

This is an article from the March 23, 1981 issue Original Layout

That Jones Boy Strikes Again 18
Australia's Alan Jones, the reigning world champion, emerged from the feudin' and fussin' at Long Beach with a resounding win
by Sam Moses

Taking Aim at the Stanley Cup 20
Last week born-again Montreal held off upstart St. Louis. When they next meet, the NHL championship may be at stake
by E.M. Swift

No Hideaway for Fernando 26
The Dodgers have come up with a portly rookie from Mexico who is equally good at drinking beer and throwing screwballs
by Steve Wulf

Fighting the Rulers of the WBA 30
More brazenly than the WBC, its counterpart, the World Boxing Association has spun a web of dubious practices
by Pat Putnam

From the Jaws of Death 60
Orders to dredge Port Canaveral Channel were also a death warrant for a colony of turtles, until a shrimper sailed to the rescue
by Jack Rudloe

The Departments

Scorecard 9
TV/Radio 40
Track & Field 42
Skiing 46
Wrestling 48
Horse Racing 52
Pro Basketball 56
For the Record 77
19th Hole 78

Credits on page 77

Cover photograph by Peter Read Miller

Next Week

They can't hardly match the pyrotechnics of last weekend, but the next two rounds of NCAA basketball—12 games over four days in four cities—will pare 16 teams down to the Final Four. SI will be at courtside for the regional championships.

Back to sawgrass one more time, because the PGA tour's spectacular new Player's Club course isn't ready, comes the Tournament Players Championship, featuring the year's best field and razzle-dazzle scoreboards. Dan Jenkins reports.