Booktalk
Yesterday
The Series
SAVED BY THE ITCH TO SWITCH
A year ago Penn State was fast developing a loser's look, so Joe Paterno started to tinker, shifting a safety to quarterback, a quarterback to tight end and shazzam! he has another winner
Just One More
Pro Basketball
Atlantic
Philadelphia's old folks figure they'll finish out front, but the New York Knicks—who know all about the Spirit of '76—should seize it again
Central
Can the mature new Maravich lead his Hawks through the battlefields ahead? The only team to stop him, sore knees and all, is Baltimore
Midwest
Put the Bucks down for the playoffs—and the title—and then turn to the division's more pertinent question: Who will come in second?
Pacific
The Lakers are sinking and the Warriors are now Golden—maybe—but look for Spencer Haywood to make the Sonics truly Super in Seattle
East
Virginia will be tough, but Gilmore and his hungry Colonels will consume the division like a few chunks of Kentucky fried chicken
West
Basketball's closest battle is taking shape again. Last year it was Utah and Indiana; this year the Pacers might pull a reverse
People
College Football
Nobody stands up to Michigan
At least not the battered collection of losers the Wolverines have met so far, teams that barely manage to score, much less score upsets
Pro Football
Modern Pentathlon
Golf
Bowling
Sacred Game
For The Record
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Departments