THE BOYS OF WINTER 28
The Senior Professional Baseball Association has plenty of gung ho players. Now all it needs is some fans
by Steve Wulf

A RUN FOR THE ROSES 34
Michigan appears to be on the road to Pasadena once again after a game Illinois could have won
by Douglas S. Looney

ROCKY FLIGHT INTO FIRST 36
Though jolted by salary disputes and charges of racism, the Vikings have soared to the top of their division
by Jill Lieber

COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW 46

The college game is on a rootin'-tootin' shootin' spree
by Curry Kirkpatrick

Behind the glitter of UNLV basketball is a real school
by Curry Kirkpatrick

Rumeal Robinson of Michigan is from one happy home
by Leigh Montville

Forget the old Top 20. What really matters is the final 16
by Hank Hersch

Jennifer Azzi has Stanford women in the driver's seat
by Douglas S. Looney

For years, no college scoring champion lit up the NBA
by Alexander Wolff

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 23
Inside The NFL 112
College Football Week 116
Television 125
For The Record 126
Point After 128

Cover Photograph by Brad Trent/Outline

PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMONEVERYONE INTO THE 'POOL: Joe Pittman, 35, of the Winter Haven Super Sox wasn't the only player in the new Senior Professional Baseball Association who took to the tub to soothe his old bones (page 28).

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