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November 10, 1997
Sports Illustrated Cover
Cover photo by Richard Corman
Set design by Bradley Garlock
Previous Issues

Inside the NFL

Inside College Football

NBA '97-98
The Hidden World
Here's a comprehensive behind-the-scenes guide to the grit and glamour of pro basketball

Scouting Reports
The Knicks and the Jazz will butt heads in the Finals, where New York will come out on top

A half-dozen top scorers are still unsigned, and the NHL, already short on offense, is poorer for it
by Michael Farber

This week's Contents photo

Sign of the Dotted Line
These new markings on NBA courts will help refs enforce a revised rule that, by making it almost impossible for an offensive player to draw a charge within the dotted arc, is aimed at increasing scoring.
Photograph by David Liam Kyle

Other articles in this week's issue

NBA '97-98
Six Degrees of Bill Fitch
A guy who has coached five teams during his 25 NBA seasons makes a whole lot of connections

Buzzer Beaters
When a game comes down to the last five seconds, there's plenty of time to shoot
by Phil Taylor

The 49ers proved that they're for real with a steely 17-10 victory over the Cowboys
by Michael Silver

The Hat Trick
David Duval's third victory in a row, at the Tour Championship, was a win for Tiger Woods, too
by Jaime Diaz

Dust Bowl
Nebraska killed Oklahoma and buried, at least for a while, what had been a fierce rivalry
by Leigh Montville


Special online features

The Swingin' A's
The Oakland A's of the swingin' '70s seemed tailor-made for their era. Check out our very retro retrospective of the 1972, 1973 and 1974 championship seasons. SI's Ron Fimrite offers a fond appraisal of baseball's forgotten dynasty.

Baseball Year in Review
A month-by-month look at the 1997 season, from Tino Martinez's record-setting April to Mark McGwire's homer-happy September.

Pro Football '97
Sports Illustrated's Pro Football Preview has scouting reports on all 30 teams, including lineups and stats. SI's experts handicap the races and tell you who's going to win the Super Bowl.

College Football '97
In-depth scouting reports on SI's preseason Top 20, and a ranking of all Division I-A schools from 1 to 112.

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.

NBA Confidential
Sports Illustrated's season-opening preview, featuring updated scouting reports and a behind-the-scenes report on The Underground NBA.

Pro Basketball '97-98
SI Presents preseason previews on all 29 NBA teams. Can Michael Jordan lead the Chicago Bulls to a sixth title? Or is it Shaq's turn to take the L.A. Lakers to the top?

World Series Archives
Here's the pitch: Every World Series champion, as covered by Sports Illustrated from 1954 to 1996. Relive Don Larsen's no-hitter, Carlton Fisk's homer, and the infamous Mookie ball.

Photo Galleries
SI's photographers take you onto the field and into the action.

A sampler of stories from the Fall 1997 issue of Sports Illustrated's new women's sports magazine. Also check out the Spring '97 issue.

Arthur Ashe
CNN/SI presents a comprehensive look at the tennis champion's full, exemplary and all-too-brief life.

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

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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