Ex-brawler and boozer Chris Pronger now stands tall for the
by Michael Farber
A Big Hit
A's slugger Matt Stairs's good deeds have made him a hero in
by Kostya Kennedy
Kansas star Raef LaFrentz has small-town roots and a big-time
by Gerry Callahan
A Tough Question
Toronto's Tracy McGrady skipped college. Is he happy? Yes,
by Tim Crothers
THE YEAR IN SPORTS
Moments of Truth
SI's writers and photographers found 1997 to be a time of
heroics and of stunning villainy
Here's an inside look at Dick Vermeil's first year as the Rams'
by Peter King
Sportsman of the Year
Sports Illustrated honors North Carolina's Dean Smith. View vintage action shots
of Dean's greatest players, hear audio from his greatest prodigy. Also, check
out updated capsules on SI's previous choices for Sportsman of the Year.
1997: The Year in Review
Great moments, top performers, cool photos, sound bites and features from Sports
Illustrated. Don't miss our list of 1997's Top 10 stories. To see what we ranked
No. 1, click ear.
College Basketball '97-98
SI's college hoops preview rocks the rim. Which teams will travel the road to
the Final Four? Check out our men's and women's scouting reports.
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
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.
Who will win the Stanley Cup? Check out Sports Illustrated's 1997-98 NHL Preview
and see what our hockey experts are predicting. With in-depth scouting reports
on all 26 teams, SI's look ahead to the season on ice is red hot.
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.
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.
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.
Ups and Downs
The best and worst of 1997, as selected by a panel of Sports Illustrated writers
and CNN/SI anchors. Start with the King of all media, and then browse.
The Biggest Games Ever
Ring in the New Year with this classic collection of college football bowl game
photos and memories.
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.
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.
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.
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.