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November 20, 1989 | Volume 71, Issue 21

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Rumeal Robinson Cover - Sports Illustrated November 20, 1989

November 20, 1989 | John Garrity
In his more discouraged moments. Chuck Otterman considers the modern marvel that is Hopi High School—a sprawling, rust-colored structure baking in the sun 75 miles northeast of Wins-low, Ariz.—and...

November 20, 1989 | Alexander Wolff

November 20, 1989 | Peter King
MAXIMUM PARITY

November 20, 1989 | Peter King
SAVING THEIR SKINS

November 20, 1989 | Peter King
Chiefs at Browns. Kansas City coach Marty Schottenheimer, who resigned as Cleveland's coach last December after a dispute with owner Art Modell, returns to the Dawg Pound for his first game since...

November 20, 1989 | William F. Reed
A GATHERING STORM

November 20, 1989 | William F. Reed
OFFENSE:In a 45-17 win over Wisconsin, Indiana senior Anthony Thompson rushed for 377 yards on 52 carries to break the Division I record of 357 set by Rueben Mayes at Washington State in '84....

November 20, 1989 | J.E. Vader
Michelle Moody has helped her father, Orville, become a big winner on the Senior tour

November 20, 1989 | Lisa Twyman Bessone
Recall when slot cars were a kids' fad? Nowadays they are very high-tech and very adult

November 20, 1989 | John Steinbreder
NBC took the NBA away from CBS for a cool $600 million

November 20, 1989 | Compiled by Stefanie Scheer
PRO BASKETBALL—"You wondered if the game was ever going to end," Bucks forward Ben Coleman said after Milwaukee finally beat the SuperSonics 155-154 in a game that was decided in the last seconds...

November 20, 1989
JUNE WERNKEGREENWOOD, IND.Wernke, a senior on the University of Indianapolis tennis team, ended the season 18-0 in singles and, with partner Amy Potts, 18-0 in doubles for a four-year...

November 20, 1989 | Alexander Wolff
Every school should get a fair slice of the tournament pie

November 20, 1989 | J.E. Vader
Kris Karlson is a world-champion rower and a member of the U.S. national team. Because of these achievements, she dreads hearing the O word. "When I got back from the world championships last...

November 20, 1989 | Edited by Craig Neff
THE FALL OF THE WALL

November 20, 1989 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer star, to a reporter complaining about the limited media access to Maradona's million-dollar wedding last week in Buenos Aires: "You didn't invite me to your wedding."

November 20, 1989 | Steve Wulf

November 20, 1989 | Douglas S. Looney
Michigan looks to be en route to Pasadena again after a game Illinois could have won

November 20, 1989 | Jill Lieber

November 20, 1989 | Donald J. Barr
Senior editor Roy S. Johnson, who guided this week's 52-page college basketball preview from conception to birth, is a man of many talents. Besides assigning story ideas, editing copy and writing...

November 20, 1989 | Curry Kirkpatrick

November 20, 1989 | James Gorman
The dog show is at the Hacienda Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The Haci, as it's usually called, is not exactly Caesars Palace. But it's not a Motel 6, either. You get free drinks if you...

November 20, 1989 | Curry Kirkpatrick

November 20, 1989 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE ALL-DECADE TEAMDuring the summer the first thing I do upon receiving SI is read Peter Gammons's INSIDE BASEBALL. I was flabbergasted when I saw his pick for Shortstop of the Decade (Oct. 2)....

November 20, 1989 | Leigh Montville

November 20, 1989 | Hank Hersch

November 20, 1989 | Alexander Wolff
Superlatives flow easily in the big ten. the conference has this season's best freshman class (at Indiana), the active coach with the best winning percentage (Michigan's Steve Fisher, 100%) and...

November 20, 1989 | Michael Jaffe
Before all you Brawny midwesterners work yourselves into a lather about which conference is the orneriest in the land, consider the prospect of Georgetown's Alonzo Mourning, Syracuse's Derrick...

November 20, 1989 | William F. Reed
After years in which arenas were built and programs nurtured to the point where basketball in the SEC really mattered—rather than being a mere diversion between football seasons—the conference is...

November 20, 1989 | William F. Reed
There will be a changing of the guard in the ACC, in which conference games should be determined more on the perimeter than in the paint. Gone are the dominant big men of recent years—Duke's Danny...

November 20, 1989 | John Garrity
The big eight is like the little boy at the state fair who learns, to his dismay, that the blue-ribbon hog will soon be bacon. Missouri should emerge as league champion, but the men in the...

November 20, 1989 | Alexander Wolff
It won't happen. UNLV is the best team in the nation, not just the best in the Big West, so nothing will keep the Runnin' Rebels from winning their eighth straight league title. But as many as...

November 20, 1989 | William F. Reed
Thanks mainly to Louisville coach Denny Crum's annoying habit of recruiting and developing standout players, the league's hierarchy looks much as it has for the past four years. The Cardinals are...

November 20, 1989 | Steve Rushin
The wildcats may be weaker after losing Sean Elliott and Anthony Cook to the NBA, but no team in the conference is capable of razing Arizona. Only UCLA will make a credible challenge. The Bruins...

November 20, 1989 | Alexander Wolff
Throughout the 1980s the Atlantic 10 has had little balance, scant television exposure and almost no chance of attracting the region's top talent—in short, all the headaches that the Big East...

November 20, 1989 | William F. Reed
Guy V. Lewis must be getting a chuckle over what's happening in the Southwest Conference. During all those winters when Lewis was tossing his polka-dot towel and dominating the league at Houston...

November 20, 1989 | Alexander Wolff
It's a pity that Notre Dame, the best team among the independents, HAS SO many of its marquee games in December. Sophomore forward LaPhonso Ellis, the team's leading rebounder last season, will be...

November 20, 1989 | Michael Jaffe
Three years ago, Robert Lee Sanders was washing dishes at a Bennigan's restaurant in Charleston, W.Va., having decided against attending college. A year later, Pat Madden was a backup quarterback...

November 20, 1989 | Michael Jaffe
The folks of Whitewater, Wis., are worried that their serene existence may be endangered. The quiet town of 11,520 inhabitants, situated about halfway between Madison and Milwaukee, never expected...

November 20, 1989 | Jay Jennings
"Nashville may be the best city around for small-college basketball," says Rick Byrd. He's coach of that city's BELMONT COLLEGE, one of the best NAIA teams in the country, and it's hard to...

November 20, 1989 | Douglas S. Looney
Point guard Jennifer Azzi has put Stanford right in the driver's seat

November 20, 1989 | Jay Jennings
A meager 9,758 fans showed up for the NCAA women's championship game in Tacoma, Wash., last April 2 even though the men's finals were played the day before and the day after only 25 miles away in...

November 20, 1989 | Jay Jennings
STANFORD LOUISIANA TECH TENNESSEE N.C. STATE LSU GEORGIA VIRGINIA AUBURN UNLV TEXAS