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August 29, 1994 | Volume 81, Issue 9

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Tony Bouie Cover - Sports Illustrated August 29, 1994

August 29, 1994 | Leigh Montville

August 29, 1994 | Kostya Kennedy
A national crown would be a fitting send-off for aspiring Central Florida

August 29, 1994 | Hank Hersch
New Haven's Roger Graham is nearly unstoppable in an open field—and driven to improve

August 29, 1994 | Chad Millman
North Alabama will roar to its second straight national championship

August 29, 1994 | Evan Kanew
Washington & Jefferson will finally cap off its winning tradition

August 29, 1994 | William Nack

August 29, 1994 | Tim Layden
A national playoff would squeeze the life out of the college football season

August 29, 1994
A fan boycott of all major league games when they resume would show both sides who really controls the finances.KATHLEEN MANSBERGER, SIERRA VISTA, ARIZ.

August 29, 1994 | Edited by Jack McCallum And Kelli Anderson
The Massimino Mess

August 29, 1994 | Edited by Jack McCallum And Kelli Anderson
Pleading hardship, San Francisco Giant slugger Barry Bonds, who was making $4.75 million this season before the baseball strike, had his $15,000-per-month child and spousal support payments cut in...

August 29, 1994 | Edited by Jack McCallum And Kelli Anderson
Dikembe MutomboThe Denver Nugget center, on himself and fellow pivot men and Georgetown alums Alonzo Mourning and Patrick Ewing, who will be joining him on an NBA tour of South Africa: "If the NBA...

August 29, 1994
Penn State lost a game of snowball to Ohio State last season, but the Nittany Lions should ice the Buckeyes when they meet again on Oct. 29.

August 29, 1994
It was a fast-paced week, from the Travers at Saratoga to the New England 200 to a showdown sprint in Switzerland

August 29, 1994 | Tim Layden
How long has it been now since horse racing tasted greatness? Fifteen years back, to Spectacular Bid? Sixteen to Affirmed, 17 to Seattle Slew? Twenty-one long, desperate years since Secretariat...

August 29, 1994 | Steve Rushin
The finest sprinter on earth strode magnificently through the lobby of the Hotel Nova-Park Zurich last Thursday morning, slowing only when he saw the bloodstains that stared up from the carpet...

August 29, 1994 | Bruce Newman
They are the Dream Team of U.S. auto racing, unless of course you happen to be one of those spoilsports from the American Lung Association. Maybe if the tobacco companies had thought to send Dream...

August 29, 1994 | Tim Layden

August 29, 1994 | Mark Mulvoy
Senior writer Tim Layden, who recently joined our staff primarily to cover college football, belies the image of the sedentary sportswriter. Yet he has found that key moments of his sports career...

August 29, 1994 | S.L. Price

August 29, 1994 | Rick Telander

August 29, 1994 | Steve Rushin
If you think today's conference landscape is confusing, get a load of the gerrymandered world of tomorrow

August 29, 1994 | Steve Rushin
[Zigsaw puzzle in yellow circle] WACMACACCPAC-10[Player on phone in blue circle] Tele-Conference[Sleeping player in purple circle] Big Easy[Player behind bar in orange circle] Big House[Yawning...

August 29, 1994
Arizona is No. 1, but at least 10 other teams could make a run at the national championship

August 29, 1994 | Douglas S. Looney
At the end of this regular season the Buffaloes may be remembered as the best 6-5 team in college football history. They are so good that one of their quarterbacks, Vance Joseph, who would start...

August 29, 1994 | Sally Jenkins
The Cornhuskers are actually discussing, out loud, making a run at the national championship. Usually coach Tom Osborne and his laconic crew communicate by eyebrow rather than speech, but their...

August 29, 1994 | S.L. Price
In no place does the clock tick louder right now than in Ann Arbor. This is a season of urgency for the Wolverines, an autumn in which "1948" will be muttered even more than usual. Not since that...

August 29, 1994 | Tim Layden
It's not that Ryan Leahy tires of talking about his ancestry, about how his grandfather was legendary Irish coach Frank Leahy or even about how his father, Jim, played for Notre Dame. "My...

August 29, 1994 | J.B. Morris
The fanfare that heralded the Nittany Lions' arrival into the Big Ten last year has quieted. There will be no more trumpeting the first Big Ten win, first Big Ten pass completion, first pounding...

August 29, 1994 | S.L. Price
Ever seen a program with a death wish? It's not enough that the Hurricanes suffered a humiliating loss to Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl, or that last year's team was cracked by dissension and...

August 29, 1994 | Christian Stone
After a decade of intrastate rivals Miami and Florida State hogging the klieg lights and the national championships, the Gators appear ready to make their move. Never have they been in a better...

August 29, 1994 | Christian Stone
This was to have been the most brilliant autumn Knoxville had known in a long time, a season in which the Vols followed their Heisman Trophy quarterback to the school's first national championship...

August 29, 1994 | William F. Reed
The Seminoles go into the season with a new quarterback, 12 new starters, three new assistant coaches, and without four players who have been suspended for receiving money or gifts from agents....

August 29, 1994 | Sally Jenkins
The Sooners are so serious about their prospects for a big season that they turned down a chance to see the Rolling Stones. It's true. The Stones wanted to come through Norman in October and play...

August 29, 1994 | Tim Layden
Barry Alvarez, the Badgers' fifth-year coach, removed a crinkled sheet of paper from his desk, glanced at the goals he had written for his team last summer—Win at least five Big Ten games...Finish...

August 29, 1994 | William F. Reed
Usually, when a team has to replace 14 starters, hopes for the season aren't very high. Usually. However, four of North Carolina's returning starters are not your usual players.

August 29, 1994 | John Walters
If one recalls that the Trojans' nickname came from the most notorious losing squad in history, their recent play—11 straight losses to Notre Dame, three in a row to UCLA, one 100-yard outing by a...

August 29, 1994 | Christian Stone
It has become an annual ritual for Jay Barker, the quarterback and spiritual leader of the Crimson Tide. He spends much of the off-season scouring the state of Alabama, selling the masses on the...

August 29, 1994 | J.B. Morris
The Hokies actually enjoy the anonymity that surrounds them. They don't mind that opponents don't know the name of their stadium (Lane) or the location of their campus (Blacksburg). They couldn't...

August 29, 1994 | Kelli Anderson
Last season, with the Bears 3-1 after beating three teams that went on to play in bowls, rookie coach Chuck Reedy was feeling cocky: "I thought this head-coaching stuff was easy. So one day on my...

August 29, 1994 | Christian Stone
You have nothing to prove, and you have everything to prove. You finished 11-0 in your first season as a Division I-A coach, and you still can't resist scooping up every gauntlet dropped before...

August 29, 1994 | Amy Nutt
Dan Henning (page 48) feels a special sense of mission as the Eagles' new coach. In 1960 he hoped to receive a football scholarship to Boston College. He didn't, and he accepted one to William...

August 29, 1994 | John Walters
Defensive lineman Luther Elliss spent the better part of the summer attending wedding receptions—all of them his own. We know what you're thinking. Multiple weddings. Utah. Let Elliss explain....

August 29, 1994 | Franz Lidz
It was 1982, and Dusty Loveless's first-grade teacher was on the horn. "Better come down to the school, quick," she said to Dusty's mom. "Your son hurt some of his classmates, a few pretty seriously."

August 29, 1994
Isaac WoodCRESHAM, ORE.

August 29, 1994 | Kelli Anderson
To understand Southern Cal freshman running back Delon Washington, you must know something about his older brother Benny, the fourth of five Washington brothers and an individual enthralled by...

August 29, 1994 | Kelli Anderson
Dat Nguyen (pronounced win) figures he got his work ethic from his father and his good manners from his mother. But neither he nor anyone else has any idea where he got his size. At 6'1", 232...

August 29, 1994 | Ashley McGeachy
When Robert Francis (Bo) Barzilauskas reported to Indiana freshman practice on Aug. 9, he had an advantage over the other rookies: He had already been through boot camp. After that experience...

August 29, 1994 | Kelli Anderson

August 29, 1994 | John Underwood
This 1962 SI Classic celebrated the unyielding idealism—and the 100th birthday—of the legendary coach Amos Alonzo Stagg