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August 26, 1996 | Volume 85, Issue 9

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Archie Manning Cover - Sports Illustrated August 26, 1996

August 26, 1996 | Dana Gelin
Texas A&M-Kingsville keeps on raising first-round draft picks, and this season it might harvest the big prize—a national title

August 26, 1996 | Christian Stone
Oberlin is John Heisman's alma mater and a fabled conqueror of Ohio State, but the Yeomen have had little to celebrate lately

August 26, 1996 | Tim Layden

August 26, 1996 | Edited by Michael Bamberger and Richard O'brien
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August 26, 1996 | Edited by Michael Bamberger and Richard O'brien
2, 1Players named Tyrone (Malone, Shorter) and Tyron (Wright) released by the San Diego Chargers last Thursday.

August 26, 1996 | Edited by Michael Bamberger and Richard O'brien
New Mariner Mark Whiten is with his seventh team in six years. Last Friday, in his first Seattle at bat, his game-tying pinch-hit homer helped beat the Yankees. Though Whiten isn't the most...

August 26, 1996 | Edited by Michael Bamberger and Richard O'brien
Head badges, the colorful, ornately designed emblems bicycle companies place on steering columns, have become collectibles. Antique badges fetch as much as $500.

August 26, 1996 | Edited by Michael Bamberger and Richard O'brien
A man who was expelled in 1990 from the Fort Washington Golf and Country Club in Fresno, Calif. for swearing dropped a breach-of-contract suit against the club when it agreed to pay him $75,000.

August 26, 1996 | Edited by Michael Bamberger and Richard O'brien
Larry PoncinoNational League umpire, upon ejecting often petulant Cincinnati Red Kevin Mitchell from an Aug. 14 game: "Go to your room!"

August 26, 1996 | Tim Kurkjian
Brave MovesKeeping up with the Joneses in Atlanta just got a little harder, A September-prospects preview, The Hall Call

August 26, 1996 | Leigh Montville
Take it from the quarterback, no one in his right mind would want to win the Heisman

August 26, 1996 | Michael Bamberger
Stoked!Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast, by Daniel Duane (North Point Press, $21)

August 26, 1996 | Gerry Callahan

August 26, 1996
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August 26, 1996 | Skip Bayless

August 26, 1996 | Peter King
San Francisco 49ers president Carmen Policy could have been talking for the entire league last week when he spoke of the Dallas Cowboys' newly announced, eight-year, $42.5 million contract with...

August 26, 1996 | Austin Murphy
Mark McGwire of the A's could smash the game's most storied record, Maris's 61 homers

August 26, 1996 | Tim Layden
Proven powers will again prevail, but two new superconferences and the end of tie games will add spice to college football

August 26, 1996 | Ron Fimrite
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August 26, 1996 | Richard Hoffer

August 26, 1996 | Dave Kuehls
When Willis (Buster) Gardner dons pinstripes, he becomes the Sultan of Swat

August 26, 1996 | Tom Dunkel
The man who brought you in-line skates has invented yet another hybrid

August 26, 1996 | S.L. Price

August 26, 1996
Lewis is a great athlete, but his insatiable desire to win an unprecedented 10 gold medals tainted his accomplishments.DEBBIE LINGLE, COLUMBIA, MO.

August 26, 1996
Talented Tennessee is the favorite for the national crown, but don't count out Nebraska, which hungers for a three-peat or Florida, which may finally have learned to play defense

August 26, 1996 | Tim Layden
The Volunteers might as well send out engraved notes: You are cordially invited to our national championship.... Even Neyland Stadium has been expanded—from 91,902 seats to 102,485—as if to host a...

August 26, 1996 | Lars Anderson
Scott Frost labors in the shadows of past Nebraska quarterbacks. As he struggles to master a complex offense, Frost knows he will be compared with Tommie Frazier, who left Lincoln last season...

August 26, 1996 | Dana Gelin
You dread bringing it up. You know he must have heard about it seven billion times, and you know he can't enjoy talking about the most devastating loss in school history. But you can't really...

August 26, 1996 | David Fleming
Thanks to the newly formed Big 12 conference, Colorado has one of the toughest schedules in the country this season, with league games against Texas A&M, Kansas, Texas, Kansas State and a...

August 26, 1996 | Johnette Howard
Emotional doesn't begin to describe Colorado's Matt Russell, the best middle linebacker in college football

August 26, 1996 | Marty Burns
One day last spring Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz decided to take a peek at the renovations in Notre Dame Stadium. It was the first time since the end of last season that Holtz had been in...

August 26, 1996 | Tim Layden
Many of the recruiters who came to Chicago's Mount Carmel High in the fall of 1993 to evaluate quarterback Donovan McNabb saw the same qualities: size, speed and an arm so erratic that it might...

August 26, 1996 | Marty Burns
They have 13 starters back from a team that was 10-2, won the Big Ten and finished No. 7 in the country. They have a Heisman Trophy candidate at running back, a Butkus Award candidate at...

August 26, 1996 | William F. Reed
Seminoles football has become as predictable and monotonous as the tomahawk chop. For nine consecutive years coach Bobby Bowden's teams have won at least 10 games and been ranked no lower than No....

August 26, 1996 | Christian Stone
Quarterback Brad Otton estimates that during a two-year stint in the early '90s as a Mormon missionary in Italy, he converted one individual. With a sheepish grin he then corrects himself. "Well,...

August 26, 1996 | Richard Deutsch
Longhorns offensive coordinator Gene Dahlquist hopes he doesn't have to drive a wedge between junior quarterback James Brown and senior wideout Mike Adams—the most dangerous passing combination in...

August 26, 1996 | David Fleming
The scariest moment of the 1995 season for the Wildcats didn't take place on the field. It occurred in the locker room just before the kickoff of the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. Though coach Bill...

August 26, 1996 | Mark Bechtel
This spring when junior defensive tackle Chuck Wiley dubbed the Tigers' front four the Four Horsemen, he was not paying homage to Notre Dame's legendary backfield, whom he had never heard of, but...

August 26, 1996
Sydney FosterWILTON, CONN.

August 26, 1996 | David Fleming
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to track down all available information on Penn State's football team, starting with sophomore running back Curtis Enis. This will not be an easy...

August 26, 1996 | Seth Davis
Ed Jasper loves talking about his hometown. "I came from Troup, Texas, population 1,659," he says. "The biggest restaurant we have there is the Dairy Queen. You have to drive 20 miles to the...

August 26, 1996 | Kelli Anderson
Former Tennessee quarterback Branndon Stewart is back in his home state, at Texas A&M, and this time there's no confusion about who's running the show

August 26, 1996 | Kostya Kennedy
When Michigan linebacker Jarrett Irons was five years old, he said to his father with a matter-of-factness beyond his years, "Dad, I want to have a conversation with you."

August 26, 1996 | Kostya Kennedy
You would think Sedrick Shaw might have a little job security by now. He has, after all, carried the football more times (613) and for more yardage (3,040) than anyone in Hawkeyes history. A...

August 26, 1996 | Christian Stone
When Miami quarterback Ryan Clement took over for injured starter Ryan Collins midway through the Virginia Tech game last September, Clement's grandmother Dorothy couldn't bear to watch. After...

August 26, 1996 | Richard Deutsch
The organizers of the X Games might be wise to add Jayhawk Football to their extreme-sports event. In the nine months since Kansas last played a home game, the Jayhawks program has lived life on...

August 26, 1996 | Evan Kanew
On Thursday, Nov. 2, 1995, Virginia upset second-ranked Florida State 33-28, but that wasn't the most shocking news of the week. The truly shocking news broke the next day when a photo editor...

August 26, 1996 | Seth Davis
Texas Tech coach William (Spike) Dykes is always quick with an encouraging word, but he also knows tough love. Junior defensive end Tony Daniels found that out when he began to encounter academic...

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August 26, 1996 | William F. Reed
Out of the spotlight since '92, former NFL and TV star Irv Cross is tackling sports again as athletic director at Idaho State

August 26, 1996 | Alan Shipnuck
Every summer at Harvard, armchair architects learn how to build their own layouts

August 26, 1996 | Alan Shipnuck
The pulse quickens. Palms sweat. Eyelids twitch. The mind reels. There is no anguish like designing a golf course for the first time. It's like trying to crack Rubik's Cube—every move you make...

August 26, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
Group TherapyCombatants Hoch, Faxon and Love are thrown together in Denver, World tour revisited, Long look at shorts

August 26, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
A poster listing Jack Nicklaus's accomplishments in golf used to hang on the wall in Tiger Woods's bedroom in Cypress, Calif. Woods says the poster helped him measure his own progress. This week,...

August 26, 1996 | Robinson Holloway
For Clarence Rose, a struggling pro, winning the International was like finding gold at the end of the rainbow