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December 22, 1980 | Volume 53, Issue 26

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated December 22, 1980

December 22, 1980 | Edited by Gay Flood
BYU STYLESir:Congratulations on Bob Ottum's article about Brigham Young University (When the Latter-Day Saints Go Marching In, Dec. 8). I appreciate SI's recognition that differences in...

December 22, 1980 | Jack McCallum
A trade and lineup changes switching a forward to guard and a center to forward have turned the Suns into aggressors who are truckin' to the top

December 22, 1980 | Steve Wulf
A surprising amount of talent—58 players in all—got shuffled around, especially by the Cards, at baseball's annual winter meetings in Dallas

December 22, 1980 | Curry Kirkpatrick
The coach and four players from last year's junior college championship team have made Tulsa the season's surprise

December 22, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman

December 22, 1980
NFL Playoff madness kicks off with the wild-card games, but before he heads off to cover the live action, Paul Zimmerman will study his chart books, review his films, and then reveal the makeup of...

December 22, 1980 | E.M. Swift

December 22, 1980 | E.M. Swift
How can I lose my perspective when my mother still insists on waiting up for me?" asks Mike Eruzione, whose winning goal against the Russians made him famous overnight. If the U.S. team hadn't won...

December 22, 1980 | Douglas S. Looney

December 22, 1980 | John Garrity
Paul Quinn, an NAIA school in Waco, Texas, has a mortician-coach, Wesley Boyd, who knows caskets inside and out and players who just dig putting teams away

December 22, 1980 | Anthony Cotton

December 22, 1980 | Anthony Cotton
BYRON SCOTT: Arizona State's 6'5" sophomore guard scored 39 points in leading the Sun Devils to wins over Kansas State and New Mexico. Against the Lobos, Scott converted all 10 of his first-half...

December 22, 1980 | T.H. Kelly

December 22, 1980 | Rick Telander

December 22, 1980 | Joan Ackermann-Blount
"Great!" say the Polar Bears, hardy souls who love to leap into frigid waters and, sometimes, lure a novice in, too

December 22, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
REBELLING AGAINST THE REBELS

December 22, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Dave Bliss, SMU basketball coach, formerly at Oklahoma: "Football was No. 1 there and it should have been. The football team outscored us."

December 22, 1980 | Arnold Schechter
One of the great satisfactions of most spectator sports is that arguments get settled. Fans can wrangle over who'll win—the Steelers or Rams, the Lakers or 76ers, the Phillies or Astros—and then...

December 22, 1980 | Anita Verschoth
Just when we thought that our fiber-glass skis and foam-injected boots would be good for 10 years before going out of style, the equipment makers have done it again. After years of claims that...

December 22, 1980
22—Paul Kennedy23—Carl Skalak24—Carl Skalak (left), Anthony Neste (right), Paul Kennedy31—Eric Schweikardt32-34—Paul Kennedy35—Paul Kennedy (top), Graham Finlayson36—Peter Read Miller (top left),...

December 22, 1980 | Compiled by CRAIG NEFF
PRO BASKETBALL—Philadelphia, Milwaukee, San Antonio and Phoenix (page 14) all retained their divisional leads, but the Suns' margin in the Pacific was down to three games after a 4-0 week by Los...

December 22, 1980
MANAIAHONOLULUManaia, 5, a Labrador-Irish setter mix, defeated more than 200 of the 500 human entrants in the Waikiki Roughwater Swim in the Pacific Ocean. She finished the 2.375 miles in 90...