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March 26, 1979

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Sports Illustrated March 26, 1979

Larry Bird leads the Indiana St. Sycamores to the NCAA Tournament Final Four, where they would eventually lose to Magic Johnson and the Michigan State Spartans. Story inside on how Bird scored 29 against Oklahoma and 31 against Arkansas in the Midwest Regional to advance, plus recaps of the other Final Four teams, Michigan St., DePaul and Penn, and photos of Magic Johnson, Penn's Tony Price and DePaul's coach Ray Meyer and Clyde Bradshaw.

Also in this issue, article on the Cincinnati Reds, with Ray Knight replacing Pete Rose at third base; Julius Erving (Dr. J) of the Philadelphia 76ers; female shotputter, Maren Seidler; NASL soccer scouting report; critique of sports-themed movies, Ice Castles, Fast Break and Take Down by Frank Deford; remarkable 2-page ad featuring the 1979 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Team with photos of future college and NBA stars, Clark Kellogg, Sam Bowie, Ralph Sampson, James Worthy, Sidney Lowe, Antoine Carr, John Paxson, Dirk Minniefield, Byron Scott, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins and others (photos have the player name, high school and city underneath); rookie Kirk Gibson at Detroit Tigers training camp adjusting from aluminum to wooden bats; fishing in the Northwest for the Dolly Varden; feature article by Frank Deford on the undefeated 1964 UCLA Bruins, The Team of '64 with great photos of Gail Goodrich, Fred Slaughter, Keith Erickson, Mahdi Abdul-Rahman (Walt Hazzard) and others. 90 pages.

Indiana State Basketball
Ranking McDonald's All American Classes

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