CONTENTS

April 02, 1989

NCAA REGIONALS 36

In a battle of brilliant freshman centers, Duke overcame Georgetown to get to the Final Four
by Hank Hersch

Under the guidance of unsung coach Lou Henson. Illinois's crew of play-alike players beat Syracuse
by Alexander Wolff

After knocking off North Carolina in a tense semifinal. Michigan demolished surprising Virginia
by William F. Reed

Seton Hall was rockin' as it defeated Indiana and Las Vegas to triumph in the West Regional
by Curry Kirkpatrick

ROSE'S GRIM VIGIL 52
As gambling allegations—and the media—engulfed him, the Reds' Pete Rose awaited his fate
by Craig Neff and Jill Lieber

HE QUIT, FOR PETE'S SAKE 60
With his job of 29 years as NFL commissioner exacting a heavy toll. Pete Rozelle said no màs
by Paul Zimmerman

THE WILD BLUE YONDER 64
Off we go, high into the raffish aerie of the New York Rangers' fans that is known as the blues
by George Plimpton

PERILS OF PUTTING 76
Duffers, take heart. A new study reveals that when it comes to putting, the pros aren't too hot either
by Jaime Diaz

THE COACH AND HIS CHAMPION 94
John Wooden had 53 loving years with his wife, Nell. Now she's gone, and he is struggling alone
by Alexander Wolff

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 32
Boxing 80
Horse Racing 83
Swimming 86
Hockey 91
For The Record 112
Point After 114

Cover Photograph by Chuck Solomon; Inset by Manny Millan

PHOTOCARL SKALAK

NOT TOO BIG TO CRY

Lawrence Wilson (foreground) and his Southeast Missouri mates took their loss to North Carolina Central in the NCAA Division II title game hard. No wonder: They fell 73-46.

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)