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August 28, 1995 | Volume 83, Issue 9

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Keyshawn Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated August 28, 1995

August 28, 1995 | Tim Layden

August 28, 1995 | Tim Layden

August 28, 1995 | Compiled by Ashley McGeachy
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

August 28, 1995 | Teddy Greenstein
No matter how much they want to be different, Ferris State's twin linemen, Jeff and Brian Browe, are nearly identical

August 28, 1995 | Mark Mulvoy
On Friday, Oct. 15, 1993, an SI editor walked into the office of Christian Stone, then a reporter, and asked him to fly to Chicago for his first writing assignment—a story on a boycott of games...

August 28, 1995 | Compiled by Teddy Greenstein
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

August 28, 1995 | Michael Farber
Years of baling hay, feeding cattle and sorting hogs helped make Central's Mark Kacmarynski the best runner in the division

August 28, 1995 | Compiled by Mark McClusky
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

August 28, 1995 | John Ed Bradley

August 28, 1995 | Shelley Smith
"Keyshawn predicted that someday I'd write about him in the SI college football issue."

August 28, 1995
Not since Arnold Palmer has there been a player more exciting to watch than John Daly.MARTIN D. SCHILLER, HONOLULU

August 28, 1995
Before Marcus Allen, before O.J., there was halfback Jon Arnett, who led Southern Cal's 1954 team to the Rose Bowl and later starred in the NFL.

August 28, 1995
Jerome YoungHARTFORDJerome, a freshman-to-be at Wallace College in Hanceville, Ala., won the 400 meters at the U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships in Walnut, Calif. Jerome, a native of...

August 28, 1995 | Edited by Franz Lidz and Kostya Kennedy

August 28, 1995 | Edited by Franz Lidz and Kostya Kennedy
Bengal Lancers

August 28, 1995 | Edited by Franz Lidz and Kostya Kennedy
For the second straight year the San Francisco Giants were involved in a bench-clearing brawl at Candlestick Park on Until There's a Cure Day—an AIDS benefit in which fans and players formed "a...

August 28, 1995 | Edited by Franz Lidz and Kostya Kennedy
Jerry GlanvilleFormer NFL coach, on why he has stopped leaving passes for The King: "I haven't heard from Elvis since his daughter married Michael Jackson. I think it killed him."

August 28, 1995 | Richard Hoffer
Not by Mike Tyson but by Peter McNeeley's cornerman, who had his eye on a bigger prize

August 28, 1995 | Sally Jenkins
Is Monica Seles so good she can pick up where she left off—or is the competition that bad?

August 28, 1995 | William F. Reed
Thunder Gulch took the Travers and lit out after Cigar

August 28, 1995 | Tim Layden

August 28, 1995
Should Southern Cal falter, Auburn and several other teams are capable of wrapping up the national championship.

August 28, 1995 | Christian Stone
As the son of Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, Terry Bowden knows about chasing a legend. But he understands this, too: Sometimes the legend must chase you. Indeed, there was Bobby, 34 years in...

August 28, 1995 | Tim Layden
The time has passed for gentle reminders in College Station. Thus the framed picture of Sun Devil Stadium that hangs just inside the Texas A&M locker room. FIESTA BOWL. HOME OF THE 1995...

August 28, 1995 | S.L. Price
Nebraska won its first national title of the Tom Osborne Era on Jan. 1. It meant everything. It means nothing. "We think about it every day," says Husker senior defensive tackle Christian Peter....

August 28, 1995 | Ed Hinton
By the time senior quarterback Danny Kanell takes the snap in Florida State's "fast break" offense, the play's success or failure may already have been sealed, thanks to final adjustments made by...

August 28, 1995 | Johnette Howard

August 28, 1995 | Michael Farber
Florida junior quarterback Danny Wuerffel walked into an interview carrying an umbrella, which, on a scale of likely accessories of the contemporary college male, ranks somewhere below six-packs,...

August 28, 1995 | Sally Jenkins
Why aren't the Nittany Lions worried? Surely a little free-floating anxiety and an acid stomach or two should be detectable around State College. This is a team that was picked clean by the NFL,...

August 28, 1995 | S.L. Price
It may seem that Bill McCartney, the quirky and revered program builder, might've bolted at the worst possible time for Colorado. Following last season the Buffaloes lost their starting...

August 28, 1995 | John Walters
Beginning with the best (Southern Cal) and ending with the worst (Ohio), we rank every Division I-A team and indicate its conference affiliation by colored symbol

August 28, 1995 | Tim Layden
Football people would have you believe that their sport is complex beyond words. That theory will not wash this fall in Knoxville, where the season comes down to this: one game, one player. The...

August 28, 1995 | Sally Jenkins
Take away Ron Powlus's halo and hype, and what's left? Ron Powlus, that's what, but that should be plenty. Powlus was practically beatified before he ever took a snap at Notre Dame. Then he got...

August 28, 1995 | William F. Reed
After Oklahoma concluded a 6-6 season with a dismal 31-6 loss to BYU in the Copper Bowl, 6'4", 288-pound defensive end Cedric Jones, who was a junior, considered leaving Norman and entering the...

August 28, 1995 | Ed Hinton
This year another swarming, storming defense will rise out of Alabama like the 1992 defense that virtually won the national championship on its own. And there will be a new look on offense as...

August 28, 1995 | Christian Stone
What next? There wasn't a day, it seemed, that coach Butch Davis didn't walk into the home or high school of a recruit only to be asked, "Your team's going to get the death penalty, isn't it?...

August 28, 1995 | Ed Hinton
Tshimanga Biakabutuka was 16 and resting on the sidelines at a soccer game in Montreal when a phys-ed teacher asked if he wanted to try out for the football team that Biakabutuka's high school was...

August 28, 1995 | William F. Reed
North Carolina State needs a high-profile player who can bring it the sort of national attention that, say, Marshall Faulk brought San Diego State a couple of years ago. The Wolfpack has gone to a...

August 28, 1995 | Alan Shipnuck
"I gotta tell ya," says Husky coach Jim Lambright, "it feels like we're finally out of jail."

August 28, 1995 | Alan Shipnuck
On the sports world's continuum of ignominy, being a Colorado State Ram has traditionally meant residing somewhere between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Bad News Bears. Current Colorado State...

August 28, 1995 | Gerry Callahan
He cannot promise them sunny days or straight A's, but Boston College coach Dan Henning can assure recruits of one thing: more prime-time television exposure than Bob Saget. As they shoot for...

August 28, 1995 | Tim Layden
On a visit in June to central New York State, where his son, Rich, was pitching for an independent minor league baseball team, Arizona coach Dick Tomey took a side trip to the Baseball Hall of...

August 28, 1995 | Willam F. Reed
Orangebloods are the best or, depending on your point of view, the worst kind of Texas football fans. They yearn for the good ol' days when Darrell Royal was striding the sidelines in Austin and...

August 28, 1995 | Kelly Whiteside
The Folks who put together the media guide at Kansas State might have overstated the team's metamorphosis just a tad when they wrote this sentence: "The remarkable turnaround...is the kind of...

August 28, 1995 | Kelly Whiteside
For the first time in oh so long, a season is beginning at Ohio State without the usual speculation that this year will be coach John Cooper's last. For the first time in who knows when, Cooper...

August 28, 1995 | Christian Stone
When he walked into his first team meeting in 1994, Brad Scott, the newly appointed South Carolina coach, was greeted by sagging midriffs and flagging morale. Disgusted, he threw out his scripted...

August 28, 1995 | Alan Shipnuck
There are strange rumblings coming out of Quarterback U. Something about...defense? "The D is going to be the focus around here," says BYU fullback Hema Heimuli. "Those guys could be our saviors."

August 28, 1995 | Kelly Whiteside
For three seasons Kevin Hardy has been a forgotten man. While his fellow Illini linebackers have been the toast of Champaign, Hardy has quietly sipped a glass of Champale. "Last season Dana...

August 28, 1995 | S.L. Price