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Online articles from the magazine
August 25, 1997  Volume 87, No. 8
Sports Illustrated Cover
Cover Photograph by
Al Tielemans
Previous Covers

BASEBALL
Liars' Poker
Bluff? Block? Sneak? Anything goes in late-season waivers
by Tom Verducci

Inside Baseball

COLLEGE FOOTBALL '97
Top 20
Find out why Penn State heads this year's exclusive SI ranking

The Master List
We rate every major-college team, from 1 to 112, and offer a comment on each. How does your favorite team stack up?

Conference Rankings

Lower Divisions

Inside College Football

GOLF
At Long Last, Love
Davis Love III ended his major disappointments with a win at the PGA
by Jaime Diaz

Golf Plus


This week's Contents photo

Jumpin' Jacquez Flash
Florida wideout Jacquez Green will try to stay on his feet on Sept. 20 when the Gators take on Tennessee in Gainesville.
Photograph by Peter Read Miller
 

Other articles in this week's issue

COLLEGE FOOTBALL '97
Hangin' on the Corner
In this age of the West Coast offense, the most vital player is the cornerback
by Tim Layden

Major Colleges
Texas quarterback James Brown rolled the dice against Nebraska and won
by Tim Layden

Lower Divisions
Hawaiian quarterback Brian Ah Yat leads Montana,the class of Division I-AA
by Ivan Maisel

Doug Williams tries to make football respectable at Division II Morehouse
by Michael Bamberger

Division III's Mount Union is the winningest team of the '90s
by David Fleming

Cut Off from the Herd
Randy Moss, the nation's most gifted player, cares little about Marshall's history
by S.L. Price

PRO FOOTBALL
Reality Bites
Jacksonville learned how cruel NFL life can be as Mark Brunell went down
by Leigh Montville

PRO BASKETBALL
Comet's Tale
On and off the court, Houston's Cynthia Cooper is, indeed, most valuable
by Johnette Howard

 

Special online features

Pro Football '97
A selection from the Sports Illustrated Presents NFL Preview, including complete scouting reports on all 30 teams.

Swimsuit '97
Circumnavigate the globe on a navel expedition with the Sports Illustrated 1997 Swimsuit Issue: Bikini World. And don't miss Swimsuit '96: South African Safari.

Jock Schools
Check out Sports Illustrated's guide to America's best sports colleges. Is your school on the list?

Sportsman of the Year
Meet Tiger Woods, Sports Illustrated's 1996 Sportsman of the Year.

The Traveling Road Show
Sports Illustrated Presents NASCAR's 1996 Winston Cup Championship, and 1997 NASCAR Season Preview.

Super Bowl XXXI
The Packers and the Patriots fight it out in New Orleans.

Chicago Bulls Commemorative
A special issue spotlighting the five-time NBA champs, from SI Presents.

Women|Sport
A sampler of stories from the inaugural issue of Sports Illustrated Women|Sport.

The 1996 Olympics
Relive the Centennial Games with this in-depth collection of stories and pictures, including the Sports Illustrated Olympic Daily.

Black Baseball
Long before Jackie Robinson stepped on the field for the Dodgers, black baseball had a history all its own.

1996: The Year In Pictures
SI's photographers documented a remarkable year in sports.

Through the Fence: Baseball
in New York

An exclusive photo gallery demonstrates that baseball thrives in America's largest city.


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