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February 26, 1996 | Volume 84, Issue 8

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Rick Pitino Cover - Sports Illustrated February 26, 1996

February 26, 1996
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February 26, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

February 26, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
After receiving an ESPY at the ESPN awards show on Feb. 12, four-time Olympic sprint champion Evelyn Ashford said that it meant more to her than winning a gold medal.

February 26, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Vlade DivacThe Los Angeles Lakers and Yugoslav national team center, assessing his country's chances of heating Dream Team III in this summer's Olympics: "Second is not so bad."

February 26, 1996 | Ed Hinton

February 26, 1996
Ms. Campbell will be sorely missed. Thanks for the memories, Jule.JOHN ROWE, SAN LUIS, CALIF.

February 26, 1996 | Michael Farber
Picabo Street reigned in Spain with a daring downhill championship run that kept her on pace for a second consecutive World Cup title

February 26, 1996 | Alexander Wolff
Nobody plays the women's game better than the powerful SEC, which could send eight teams to the NCAA tournament

February 26, 1996 | Richard Hoffer
Looking back with remorse on years of promiscuity, Tommy Morrison says he never imagined that he could end up infected with HIV

February 26, 1996 | Johnette Howard

February 26, 1996 | Tom Verducci
The rebuilding is nearly complete (once again) in San Diego, where the Padres look like contenders

February 26, 1996 | Jackie MacMullan
Untested but 7'4", Gingold has pro scouts drooling, Childs' play, Mourning to Payton: Come on down!

February 26, 1996 | Jackie MacMullan
Greg Anthony for the Hall of Fame? Sure, the Expansion Hall of Fame. Last June's expansion draft provided a new lease on life for point guard Anthony, who went from the Knicks, for whom he...

February 26, 1996 | John Feinstein
UMass makes a believer out of Virginia Tech, A brother's tribute, War of words in the ACC

February 26, 1996
Barrett LeeDALLASBarrett, a senior wrestler at Bishop Lynch High, pinned James Mitchell of Woodrow Wilson High in four seconds to set a national high school record for the quickest win in the...

February 26, 1996 | William Nack
The Kentucky Wildcats' relentless attack reflects the ferocious drive of their coach, RICK PITINO, who left the NBA to rescue the Roman Empire of college basketball

February 26, 1996 | Deep Blue
A supercomputer agonizes over its defeat by chess champ Garry Kasparov

February 26, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
Just when things looked dark for Jack Nicklaus, a familiar light clicked on

February 26, 1996 | Alan Shipnuck
Brad Faxon, without a win since 1992, came close in Hawaii but lost in a playoff to Jim Furyk

February 26, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
Hisayuki Sasaki is considered his country's best bet in the U.S., NBC's major push, Webb's fast start

February 26, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
It used to be that commercial endorsements of golf products were done almost exclusively by famous Tour pros. Nowadays, while it still helps to be famous, you don't have to be a player to hawk a...

February 26, 1996 | John Garrity
NBC's Johnny Miller has risen to the top by telling it straight and not sweating over the fallout