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September 03, 1990 | Volume 73, Issue 10

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Todd Marinovich Cover - Sports Illustrated September 03, 1990

September 03, 1990 | Mike D'Orso
Ken Levine takes off from 'Cheers' to broadcast baseball

September 03, 1990
The Rickety Bleachers at John Carroll University's Wasmer Field hold all of 3,500 people, but on Sept. 8 the small Jesuit school in University Heights, Ohio, will host more than twice that many...

September 03, 1990 | Austin Murphy
College football's talent pool is remarkably deep, and the pro scouts know where to mine it

September 03, 1990 | William F. Reed

September 03, 1990 | Geoffrey Norman
You think college football players can't be rocket scientists? They can at the brainpower schools that play in Division III

September 03, 1990 | Tim Kurkjian

September 03, 1990 | Tim Kurkjian

September 03, 1990 | Dave Newhouse

September 03, 1990 | Duncan Brantley
A sports movie proves that bigger is indeed better

September 03, 1990 | Compiled by Michael Jaffe
BASEBALL—Sun Chao-Chi pitched a two-hitter and struck out 16 as TAIPEI, TAIWAN, defeated Shippensburg, Pa., 9-0 to win the Little League World Series, in Williamsport, Pa. The title was Taiwan's...

September 03, 1990
LINDSAY AQUILINAWILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.Lindsay, 8, a center, scored 30 goals in 12 games in leading the Strikers of the Amherst Soccer Association girls' eight-and-under division to a perfect record...

September 03, 1990 | William F. Reed
Reforms in college football must start at the top

September 03, 1990 | Edited by Alexander Wolff

September 03, 1990 | Edited by Alexander Wolff
•Lynn Gottschalk, a volunteer driver at the ATP Championships in Cincinnati, to Andre Agassi, who balked at leaving the gate at the airport in northern Kentucky before security arrived: "Andre,...

September 03, 1990 | Steve Wulf

September 03, 1990 | Hank Hersch
Taiwan outscored its three foes 43-1 en route to a romp in the World Series

September 03, 1990 | John Garrity
Two-time NCAA champ Phil Mickelson won the U.S. Amateur going away

September 03, 1990 | Douglas S. Looney
Want to know how to make the college game better in almost every way? It's easy. Just return to one-platoon football

September 03, 1990
Its a grand old feeling, that flow of adrenaline that comes with the flags and the fervor, the bands and the bravura, on a college football weekend. As the pregame pageantry of Ohio State—Michigan...

September 03, 1990 | Donald J. Barr
With this issue, staff writer Austin Murphy begins his second season on the college football beat, an assignment that frequently puts him in the company of coaches whose teams are in the Top 20....

September 03, 1990 | Douglas S. Looney
For USC quaterback Todd Marinovich, fame and talent may not be enough to see him safely through

September 03, 1990 | Mark Ozer
And nothing it was for the author at 1989's U.S. Open

September 03, 1990
JOE MONTANACongratulations on Paul Zimmerman's story about Joe Montana (Born to Be a Quarterback, Aug. 6). Being a devout Notre Dame fan, I wondered why coach Dan Devine didn't use Montana more...

September 03, 1990 | William F. Reed

September 03, 1990 | William F. Reed
Miami's Maurice Crum smiles when he walks across campus and hears the chant "Mo knows football.... Mo knows baseball." The teasing began this past spring when Crum, a six-foot, 222-pound senior...

September 03, 1990 | Pat Putnam
Check out this fall's starting backfield at Ohio State: James Otis Graham, No. 35, fullback. Hey, wasn't there a Jim Otis who was an All-America fullback at Ohio State in the late '60s? Didn't he...

September 03, 1990 | John Barrity
Southern California native Blaise Bryant is now, improbably, tearing up corn country for Iowa State

September 03, 1990 | Ron Fimrite
Tom Landry takes it on the chin in one book but sets forth his side in another

September 03, 1990
Look for tight races in the ACC, Big Ten and SEC in this last season before the conferences realign

September 03, 1990 | William F. Reed
The largest break dancer in Palo Alto, Calif., also claims to be the nation's best at a Nintendo football game called Tecmo Bowl. But real football is Bob Whitfield's true calling. He passed up...

September 03, 1990
Of The Independents' big four—Miami, Notre Dame, Florida State and Penn State, all of which occupy spots in our Top 20 forecast—the Irish may be the only team still playing the loner next year....

September 03, 1990
Georgia Southern's Tim Stowers would like nothing more than to be placed alongside George Seifert and Dennis Erickson, two coaches who, in their rookie seasons, kept dynasties alive. Seifert took...

September 03, 1990
Exhibit a in the case for a playoff system in Division I-A football is the 1989 Division II playoff bracket. Mississippi College wasn't even expecting a bid when it was selected to make its second...