26 Just Like The Good Old Days
Off to an 11-1 start, the 49ers are comparing themselves to the San Francisco team that won the 1982 Super Bowl
by Paul Zimmerman

30 Olympic Fame Becomes Fortune
Five medalists from the L.A. Games, led by welterweight Mark Breland, got their pro careers off to a lucrative start
by Jaime Diaz

32 A Victory With Inches To Spare
Oklahoma staged a gallant goal-line stand to defeat Nebraska 17-7 and give itself a shot at the national title
by Jack McCallum

34 College Basketball 1984-85

With coaches in boxes and more dogs than ever in the NCAA tournament, hoops is getting to be a basket case
by Curry Kirkpatrick

St. John's hoopaholic Chris Mullin may be the King of Queens, but he belongs (pale) body and soul in Brooklyn 42
by Curry Kirkpatrick

A noted author indulges an obsession to sort the facts from the fictions about Georgetown's coach, John Thompson 58
by John Wideman

SI picks the Top 20 plus 20 more teams that should make the NCAAs, profiles Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Terry Porter and looks in on the gritty women of Cheyney State 70

120 Dear Chris
When you're a talent like 6'11" Chris Washburn, you can expect mail by the sackful from your coaching pen pals
by Bill Brubaker


21 Scorecard
108 College Football
116 Pro Football
147 For The Record
148 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Lane Stewart

PHOTORONALD C. MODRALEADING OFF: Fred Dean, pass rusher extraordinaire and season-long holdout, may have been back in the 49ers' lineup when they beat the Bucs on Sunday in San Francisco, but it was the refs who got sacked, by Bay Area fans who donned their dreaded zebra bags.