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December 19, 1994 | Volume 81, Issue 25

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Johan Olav Koss Cover - Sports Illustrated December 19, 1994

December 19, 1994
There's a code to that Grecian urn, the amphora SI awards to its Sportsman and/or Sportswoman of the Year. Study the covers laid out on these pages and you'll see the spirit of the times reflected...

December 19, 1994 | Bruce Newman
USA Today's Dave Krider has the final say on who's No. 1 in the country

December 19, 1994
Down Home

December 19, 1994
Rashaan Salaam won't say if he'll return to Colorado for his senior year, but if he does, he won't take the Heisman Trophy, which he won last week, back to Boulder. He's giving it to his mom instead.

December 19, 1994 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
Shabby treatment by owners and players is alienating fans from the games they love

December 19, 1994 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Richard O'Brien

December 19, 1994 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Richard O'Brien
File this one under This Week's Sign That the Apocalypse Might Actually Be Put Off. The NCAA, whose mammoth manual has enough red tape to wrap the holiday gifts of every resident of Overland Park,...

December 19, 1994 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Richard O'Brien
THE NEW Calgary franchise in the Western Hockey League will be called the Hitmen.

December 19, 1994 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Richard O'Brien
Don PaulFormer Los Angeles Ram linebacker, on recently shaking hands with Hall of Fame running back Hugh McElhenny, an erstwhile opponent: "That's the first time I ever touched him."

December 19, 1994 | Michael Farber

December 19, 1994 | Peter King

December 19, 1994 | Michael Farber

December 19, 1994 | Michael Farber
A blow to the head, such as a quarterback might receive from a defender's helmet, causes the brain not only to move forward and/or back in the skull but also to rotate, which distorts the axons...

December 19, 1994 | Mark Mulvoy
He made the move in the spring of 1979. Senior writer Michael Farber's idea was that sportswriters are like migrant workers: They go where the jobs are. The work was at the Montreal Gazette, the...

December 19, 1994 | Peter King
With two concussions in '94, the Rams' Chris Miller knows too well the scary symptoms—pain and disorientation

December 19, 1994 | Phil Taylor

December 19, 1994 | Kelly Whiteside
Virginia earned its fourth straight national title

December 19, 1994 | Michael Silver
With a big win over the Chargers, the 49ers staked their claim as the team to beat in the NFL

December 19, 1994
Bonnie Blair of the U.S. and Johann Olav Koss of Norway emerge from the obscure world of speed skating to receive SI's highest honor

December 19, 1994 | Steve Rushin

December 19, 1994 | E.M. Swift

December 19, 1994
Out of the thousands of photographs you sifted through, sumo wrestlers made the cut, but Pelé did not?MARIANNE SHEMORY, CANTON, OHIO

December 19, 1994 | Jill Lieber
Maturing Favorably

December 19, 1994 | Jill Lieber
The Green Bay Packers' Dec. 18 "home" game at County Stadium against the Atlanta Falcons will mark the end of the Pack's 61-year relationship with Milwaukee. In the 1930s the team from the small...

December 19, 1994 | Jill Lieber
Have you ever seen a 6'1", 277-pound angel? Dozens of underprivileged families and children in Chicago have, and that angel goes by the name of Chris Zorich. The 25-year-old Bear defensive tackle,...