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December 09, 1996 | Volume 85, Issue 24

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Warrick Dunn Cover - Sports Illustrated December 09, 1996

December 09, 1996
Mike SmithHAMPTON, VA.Smith, 55, football coach at Hampton High, became the winningest coach in Virginia high school football history with a 58-27 defeat of Deep Creek High. Smith, the 1995...

December 09, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Kostya Kennedy

December 09, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Kostya Kennedy
615Consecutive Kentucky regular-season basketball games attended by Wildcats fan Bob Wiggins, 68, before a mild heart attack forced him to miss Kentucky's appearance in last week's Great Alaska...

December 09, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Kostya Kennedy
Miller's Mythology

December 09, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Kostya Kennedy
Cookies don't make Ashley Dodson crumble. Ashley, 11, from Clarksville, Ind., won Nabisco's annual Oreo-stacking competition recently when she piled up a mouth-watering 24 cookies in 30 seconds....

December 09, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Kostya Kennedy
Glenora Wine Cellars of New York has released Bobsled Red, a wine it says captures the essence of bobsledding and is intended as an accompaniment to pizza and Buffalo wings.

December 09, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Kostya Kennedy
Matt Russell, Colorado middle linebacker, on the Buffs' being an 18-point underdog against Nebraska last Friday: "I don't keep track of the odds. If I did, I would have gone to Boston College."

December 09, 1996 | Tim Layden

December 09, 1996 | Austin Murphy

December 09, 1996 | Dana Gelin
JULY 27, 1964

December 09, 1996 | Tim Crothers
Andrae Patterson led a rejuvenated Indiana to victory in the preseason NIT

December 09, 1996 | Kelvin C. Bias
As a football walk-on at Arizona, the author found his sense of humor very useful

December 09, 1996 | Austin Murphy
Peter Forsberg and Joe Sakic of Colorado are the NHL's best center pairing since Gretzky and Messier

December 09, 1996 | Leigh Montville

December 09, 1996 | Evan Kanew
Bus driver Leo Randolph has steered clear of fame since his 1976 Olympic victory

December 09, 1996 | Allan Shipnuck
With its ninth consecutive win, over tough Colorado, all-but-forgotten Nebraska got back in the title hunt

December 09, 1996 | Bill Barich

December 09, 1996 | Martin Dugard
Tough practices are why UC Irvine's Ted Newland is the winningest coach ever

December 09, 1996 | Eliot Berry
For three years Sydney's Michelle Martin has been the queen of the court

December 09, 1996 | Michael Finkel
The grueling 24 Hours of Aspen is downhill racing at its longest and most insane

December 09, 1996
Shaq has no heart and no commitment to his team. It takes more than talent and a big contract to become a winner in the NBA.DUANE A. DENNY, WOLF POINT, MONT.

December 09, 1996 | Peter King

December 09, 1996 | Peter King
There's no secret to the NFC's 12-game winning streak in the Super Bowl: Those victorious teams were born to run. Until the Steelers out-rushed the Cowboys in last season's championship game, the...

December 09, 1996 | Robert Horn
Racing is a last refuge of the water buffalo in newly industrialized Thailand

December 09, 1996 | Gerry Callahan
Having once advised Army and Navy to surrender, the author salutes their football revival

December 09, 1996 | Paul Zimmerman
Emmitt Smith answered his critics on Thanksgiving, but Dallas is still a puzzle

December 09, 1996 | Rick Lipsey
Dot Murphy has earned respect coaching receivers at Hinds Community College

December 09, 1996 | Mark Mandernach
A dedicated fan club won't rest until Nellie Fox is in the Hall of Fame

December 09, 1996 | David Fleming
The Jaguars are making a playoff run behind the NFL's passing-yardage leader, Mark Brunell

December 09, 1996 | David Fleming
BRONCOS at PACKERS

December 09, 1996 | David Fleming
Denver Broncos fullback Aaron Craver, the battering ram who clears the way for league rushing leader Terrell Davis, started his NFL career with a clutch performance worthy of the Hall of Fame....

December 09, 1996 | David Fleming
Dennis and Jeanne Alstott, the parents of Tampa Bay rookie fullback Mike Alstott, have traveled to every single sporting event their son has played in for the last 16 years. They started out...

December 09, 1996 | John Walters
Remember the Colts, that plucky bunch who came within a whisker of a Super Bowl appearance last season and this year burst out to a 4-0 start? What ever happened to them?

December 09, 1996 | John Walters
Blame the miserable weather for 15,062 no-shows at Ericsson Stadium, where the Panthers hosted the Bucs; blame a matchup of miserable teams for the smallest NFL crowd—26,310—ever in New Orleans,...

December 09, 1996 | Jaime Diaz
Tiger Woods had fans stoked for the Skins Game, but the competition failed to live up to its billing

December 09, 1996 | Gary Van Sickle

December 09, 1996 | Gary Van Sickle
Answer either true or false.

December 09, 1996 | Gary Van Sickle
Identify the players described below.

December 09, 1996 | John Garrity

December 09, 1996 | Jaime Diaz
Thanks to Tiger Woods, the era when players chose comfort over commitment has ended