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Downcast and covered in mud, Los Angeles Ram defensive end Jack Youngblood trudges the sidelines during a 1977 playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings had scored their second touchdown to secure the 14-7 NFC divisional victory. Youngblood, who two seasons later played in Super Bowl XIV with a broken leg, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. (Michael Mally)
John Wooden holds the NCAA basketball trophy for the fifth straight season after beating Villanova in 1971. UCLA player Sidney Wicks is at right. (Associated Press)
UCLA coach John Wooden in 1975. (UCLA)
Prelude to Showtime
Laker Wilt Chamberlain slides a finger roll over Milwaukee Buck Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during a game in 1972. Abdul-Jabbar, who was known as Lew Alcindor when he played at UCLA from 1965-1969, would follow Chamberlain as Laker center after he returned to Los Angeles in 1975. (Larry Sharkey / LAT)
The Ingenue
The Ingenue:
Tracy Austin, at 14 years 28 days old, became the youngest tennis player to win a pro event, in 1977. (staff file photo / LAT)