SI Vault
The Poll
Compiled by Bill Syken
December 08, 2003
Louisianans weigh in on sports*
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
December 08, 2003

The Poll

Louisianans weigh in on sports*

View CoverRead All Articles
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

24 Joe Dumars
The Natchitoches native, a former All-Star guard, was the NBA's 2003 executive of the year with the Pistons.

25 Vickie Johnson
The New York Liberty's two-time WNBA All-Star guard is from Coushatta.

Billy Cannon led LSU to its only national football title, in 1958, but what Louisianans remember most is his fourth-quarter, 89-yard punt return to beat Ole Miss 7-3 on Halloween night of 1959. He broke seven tackles on the play and later that year became the only Tigers player ever to win the Heisman Trophy. At an LSU game this fall Cannon was introduced and his run was replayed on the scoreboard screen; the nearly 92,000 fans gave him a standing ovation and yelled, "Bil-ly! Bil-ly! Bil-ly!"


All-state high school teams that Terry Bradshaw and Doug Williams made.

Cy Young Award winners: Vida Blue (As, 1971) and Ron Guidry ( Yankees, 1978).

NCAA women's basketball finals made by Louisiana Tech, which won in '82 and '88.

Years the University of ^O New Orleans has hosted the national college intramural flag football championships.

Bases stolen in 1974, IIO a National League record, by Cardinals outfielder Lou Brock of Collinston.

Points scored by LSU guard Pistol Pete Maravich from 1967 to '70, the NCAA career mark.

Continue Story
1 2 3 4 5 6 7