Jim Ryun trains at the National Sand Dunes monument near Alamosa, Colo., before the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Rich Clarkson took the photo as part of an essay project for Life magazine.
Clarkson, then at the Topeka Capitol-Journal, took this photo of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt during one of her visits to the city.
Richard Hickock sits in a courtroom in Garden City while he was on trial for the murder of the Clutter family. Rich Clarkson took photos of the trial, which became the basis for the novel "In Cold Blood," for the Topeka Capital-Journal.
A chartered plane landing in Manhattan smolders after it touched down short of the runway. The plane was carrying troops returning to Fort Riley from Germany in the 1970s. All of the troops survived.
The US basketball team celebrates after thinking it had won the gold medal against the Soviet team. In a controverisal decison the Soviets were declared the winner 51-50 at the Olympic games in Munich, West Germany.
1964 College Basketball Championship
Track & Field: All-Star Invitational
December 19, 1966 Sports Illustrated Cover. Sportsman of the Year. Track: Portrait of Jim Ryun.
"Pistol" Pete Marovich-LSU Basketball Player. March 4, 1968
April 1, 1968 Sports Illustrated Cover.NCAA Final Four: UCLA Lew Alcindor in action vs Houston.
Los Angeles, CA 03/22/68
January 26, 1981 Sports Illustrated Cover.Indiana coach Bobby Knight.
November 30, 1981 Sports Illustrated Cover. North Carolina coach Dean Smith with (L-R) Sam Perkins, Matt Doherty, Jimmy Black and James Worthy.