CONTENTS

December 05, 1988

GO GET 'EM, MEN 26
And that's just what Lou Holtz's Notre Dame charges did in their showdown for No. 1 with Southern Cal
by Rick Telander

A PALACE REVOLUTION 42
In its regal new home, Detroit showed that it may have the depth and drive to dethrone the mighty Lakers
by Jack McCallum

PHILADELPHIA STORY: JOY 46
With a supremely confident Randall Cunningham at the controls, the Eagles seem to be playoff bound
by Douglas S. Looney

BLOOD AND ICE 56
As sticks go up, players go down wholesale in what has come to be regarded as the NHL's ugliest season
by E.M. Swift

HIS SHIP HAS COME IN 72
It took Minnesota's Jerry Burns 19 years to become head coach, and he's making the most of the chance
by Dan Barreiro

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CLASS OF '85? 94
Among the schoolboy football stars of four autumns past are glorious successes, and sobering failures
by Douglas S. Looney

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 21
College Basketball 78
Pro Football 84
College Football 86
Cross-Country 90
For The Record 121
Point After 122

Cover Photograph by Peter Read Miller

PHOTOMITCHELL LAYTONSTICKS AND GROANS: Sticks are everywhere but down in the NHL these days as violence flares anew: Witness the lumber flying in this melee between the Washington Caps and New Jersey Devils (page 56).

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)