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David Robinson Cover - Sports Illustrated November 19, 1986

November 19, 1986 | Alexander Wolff

November 19, 1986 | Hank Hersch
A four-square foursome of former Marines makes the Tribe from South Dakota into a formidable fighting force

November 19, 1986 | Hank Hersch
1. Arkansas-Monticello2. Charleston (W.Va.)3. David Lipscomb4. Fort Hays Kansas State5. Central Washington6. Wisconsin-Eau Claire7. Findlay8. Huron9. Coll. of Charleston (S.C.)10. William Carey

November 19, 1986 | Hank Hersch
Sacred Heart and Potsdam are big names among the littler schools

November 19, 1986 | Hank Hersch
1. Sacred Heart2. Tampa3. Mt. St. Mary's (Md.)4. Alaska-Anchorage5. Virginia Union6. Florida Southern7. Gannon8. Cal State-Hayward9. S. lllinois-Edwardsville10. Norfolk State

November 19, 1986 | Hank Hersch
1. Potsdam2. LeMoyne-Owen3. Jersey City State4. DePauw5. Wittenberg (Ohio)6. Wisconsin-Whitewater7. Otterbein8. North Park9. Scranton10. New York University

November 19, 1986 | Jaime Diaz
Off the court they're ladies, but when they put on basketball uniforms they become Lady Techsters—Louisiana Tech's all-business dynamos

November 19, 1986 | Jaime Diaz
It looks like another season of Dynasty for Texas

November 19, 1986 | Jaime Diaz
1. Texas2. Louisiana Tech3. Auburn4. Tennessee5. Rutgers6. Iowa7. USC8. Western Kentucky9. Georgia10. Old Dominion

November 19, 1986 | Curry Kirkpatrick
If the ubiquitous Dick Vitale isn't the most influential person in all of college basketball, then surely he is the loudest and talkingest—and the one most likely to make some fans toss bricks...

November 19, 1986 | John Feinstein
A season spent with Indiana coach Bob Knight revealed a unique and mercurial presence

November 19, 1986 | Curry Kirkpatrick
—from an ancient hymn

November 19, 1986 | Alexander Wolff

November 19, 1986 | Donald J. Barr
There is not a more fascinating character in college basketball than Indiana coach Bob Knight. His genius for the game is unquestioned, and the way he relates to his players, his friends, his...

November 19, 1986 | Ed Burns
It should come as no surprise to learn just how deeply into the well the recruiting pipeline reaches. Indiana coach Bob Knight sought solace during his stormy '85-86 season by driving downstate to...

November 19, 1986 | Alexander Wolff

November 19, 1986
An extraterrestrial's guide to the best college teams on earth

November 19, 1986 | Austin Murphy
LAST SEASON: 28-6; lost to Louisville in NCAA round of 16.

November 19, 1986 | Ralph Wiley
LAST SEASON: 32-7; won NCAA championship.

November 19, 1986 | Bruce Anderson
LAST SEASON: 33-5; lost to Auburn in NCAA round of 16.

November 19, 1986 | John Garrity
LAST SEASON: 26-9; lost to DePaul in NCAA second round.

November 19, 1986 | Hank Hersch
LAST SEASON: 22-10; lost to LSU in NCAA first round

November 19, 1986 | Hank Hersch
LAST SEASON: 21-8; lost to Cleveland State in NCAA first round.

November 19, 1986 | Charles Pierce
LAST SEASON: 23-14; lost to Georgia Tech in NCAA second round.

November 19, 1986 | Barry McDermott
LAST SEASON: 24-9; lost to Kentucky in NCAA round of 16.

November 19, 1986 | Austin Murphy
LAST SEASON: 27-7: lost to LSU in NCAA round of 16.

November 19, 1986 | Barry McDermott
LAST SEASON: 32-4; lost to LSU in NCAA final eight.

November 19, 1986 | John Garrity
LAST SEASON: 35-4; lost to Duke in NCAA Final Four.

November 19, 1986 | Austin Murphy
LAST SEASON: 24-8; lost in NCAA second round.

November 19, 1986 | Barry McDermott
LAST SEASON: 22-11; lost to Louisville in NCAA final eight.

November 19, 1986 | Austin Murphy
LAST SEASON: 21-13; lost to Kansas in NCAA round of eight.

November 19, 1986 | Barry McDermott
LAST SEASON: 19-14; lost to Wyoming in NIT semis.

November 19, 1986 | Hank Hersch
LAST SEASON: 20-12; lost to N.C. State in NCAA first round.

November 19, 1986 | Richard Demak
LAST SEASON: 30-5; lost to Duke in NCAA final eight.

November 19, 1986 | Ivan Maisel
LAST SEASON: 23-9; lost to Navy in NCAA first round.

November 19, 1986 | Ed Burns
LAST SEASON: 24-12; lost to Ohio State in NIT final.

November 19, 1986 | Charles Pierce
LAST SEASON: 26-6; lost to Navy in NCAA second round.

November 19, 1986 | Austin Murphy
Horace Grant and Elden Campbell, the present and future of Clemson hoops, recently "helped" one another through a weight workout. Grant, the 6'10" senior, says that he was spotting Campbell, the...

November 19, 1986 | Charles Pierce
In 1984, freshman Reggie Lewis played his first NCAA tournament game and scored 31 points on 15-for-17 shooting in a loss to Virginia Commonwealth. "The surprising thing was that we didn't think...

November 19, 1986 | Ivan Maisel
Western Kentucky lost only two people from last season's 23-8 team: 1) its leading scorer and 2) the best player in its history. The Hill-toppers will replace the former, 6'1" guard Billy Gordon...

November 19, 1986 | Barry McDermott
People talk about his heart and his muscle, but what really says the most about LSU's Ricky Blanton is his lip. Blanton's mouth has been smashed and bloodied, but it, and he, never stop working.

November 19, 1986 | Hank Hersch
If Ken Norman's 6'8", 215-pound frame isn't imposing enough, there are the three gold ropes that dangle from his neck, each with a 14-karat bauble affixed. One medallion spells out SNAKE, which...

November 19, 1986 | Bruce Anderson
For years, basketball at Berkeley aroused less excitement than an 8 a.m. section of Subject A, bonehead English. Before coach Lou Campanelli arrived on campus a year ago, the Bears had spent 10...

November 19, 1986 | Bruce Anderson
Reggie Miller is one of the few players who can, with a straight face, say of the 19'9" three-point line: "I think they made it a little short." Miller launched roughly half his shots from that...

November 19, 1986 | Charles Pierce
Kevin Mackey is not easily amazed, but he was the first time he saw Ken (Mouse) McFadden in an AAU game. With his team well ahead, the slim, Archibaldian 6'1" guard waved his teammates away and...

November 19, 1986 | Ed Burns
Hernell Jackson was small as a child and always riding his bicycle around Gardena, Calif. Because he was the son of a military man, a neighbor tagged him with the nickname Jeep. Everybody, even...

November 19, 1986 | Charles Pierce
When Pitt was seeking a successor to Dr. Roy Chipman last season, another Big East coach said, "They need somebody who'll come in and shut down the party, and he'd better go in there with a whip...

November 19, 1986 | Richard Demak
How can you lose a top guard and still be left with one of the best backcourts in the East? Easy: Use three guards the season before. The Owls' Ed Coe (15.6 points per game) is the only starter...

November 19, 1986 | John Garrity
Oklahoma's Darryl Kennedy calls Iowa State forward Jeff Grayer "just about the toughest sucker in the Big Eight." Last season Grayer became one of five players in Conference history to score 1,000...

November 19, 1986 | Bruce Anderson
Arizona's new favorite son is sophomore Sean Elliott, who grew up in Tucson and is learning to handle the burden of fame: He now orders his burgers to go. "I sat down at a fast-food place last...

November 19, 1986 | Austin Murphy
Rimini, Italy, a resort town on the Adriatic Sea, is also the home of Hambi Basket, the team for which Olden Polynice is now lofting jumpers. Polynice lost his scholarship last summer shortly...

November 19, 1986 | Charles Pierce
Marco Baldi, the 6'11" center from Italy who ran afoul of the NCAA last spring over some plane tickets, has been reinstated. That solves the problem of who will play center, but airplane tickets...

November 19, 1986 | Ed Burns
BYU has four starters back from an 18-14 team. Or is it two starters back from a 20-11 team? Well, both, actually. Mike Smith and Jim Usevitch, a pair of 6'9" starters on the 1983-84 team that...

November 19, 1986 | Bob Kravitz
Coach Bill Foster has heard the talk about the two-year-old Miami program. Folks are saying that by taking in 7'1" Tito Horford, the incredible traveling freshman, Foster has sold out for a quick...

November 19, 1986 | Austin Murphy
Good news for friends of Duke basketball: Coach Mike Krzyzewski didn't do anything rash in the off-season. Then again, if he had, people would have understood. From a team that won 37 games and...

November 19, 1986 | Hank Hersch
This is not a team of high expectations, as graduation has razed the maize-and-blue skyline that dominated the Big Ten for two seasons. One man who is back, though, is soph Glen Rice, who toiled...

November 19, 1986 | Bruce Anderson
Chris Welp, the Huskies' seven-foot senior center, can spread himself in a lot of directions. Off the court he dabbles in scuba diving, photography and graphic design. On the court he became known...

November 19, 1986 | Ed Burns
Lurking below the Top 40 are the giant-killers that always strike at tournament time

November 19, 1986 | Chuck Wielgus
Traveling light, fast and widely, two roundball soldiers of fortune explored the marvelous diversity with which the game is played in the U.S.

November 19, 1986 | Austin Murphy
When the students at Duke turn out for home games, the idea is to have fun. At least they think it's fun