20 Miami Vice Twice
Of dubious reputation off the field but devastating on it, the Hurricanes blew away Oklahoma again and took over No. 1
by Rick Reilly

26 Put A Marc In The Win Column
Marc Wilson threw for two touchdowns and led the Raiders, who had started 0-3, to a critical victory over San Diego
by Ralph Wiley

28 A Dream Series In The Works?
New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox would be a match made in media heaven, but first there's the matter of the playoffs
by Peter Gammons

36 An Old Bird You Beard At Your Peril
Atlanta's Jeff Van Note, 40, is the NFL's oldest player, and even after 18 seasons Jeff's a man with sharp claws
by Ralph Wiley

44 The Sports Fan's Daily Spread
USA Today, known by many as the McPaper, depends heavily on its sports section as it tries to run up a big score
by William Taaffe

64 In The Kingdom Of The Solitary Man
Reclusive Walter Byers, who will retire in 1987 as the NCAA's executive director, is beset by problems and critics
by Jack McCallum

DEPARTMENTS

15 Scorecard
50 College Football
56 Boxing
58 Inside Baseball
60 Pro Football
85 For The Record
86 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO

LEADING OFF

Englishman Peter Harvey, kept warm and aerodynamically correct by a pod harness bag, flies high over North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain during the Masters of Hang Gliding championships. In case you wondered, the camera was attached to the wing of Harvey's craft.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)