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November 24, 1997 | Volume 87, Issue 21

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Jerome Bettis Cover - Sports Illustrated November 24, 1997

November 24, 1997 | L. Jon Wertheim
NOVEMBER 18, 1987

November 24, 1997 | Richard Deutsch
TEXAS'S BREAK-FROM-THE-PACK TAILBACK

November 24, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
•OHIO STATE (10-1) AT MICHIGAN (10-0)Poetic justice demands that the Buckeyes win, because the Wolverines have upset Ohio State's national-championship hopes each of the last two years. But there...

November 24, 1997 | Paul Zimmerman

November 24, 1997 | Rick Telander
The NCAA suspended Charles Jones for that most heinous crime: Too much summer ball

November 24, 1997
Mimi SmithVIRGINIA BEACHSmith, a junior fullback on the Old Dominion field-hockey team, led the Lady Monarchs to an 18-2 regular-season record and the No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. Along with...

November 24, 1997
The Marlins succeeded because they attracted talent, and while they were at it, they built a roster reflecting the makeup of the city they play in.ALAN MIRZA, KENTWOOD, MICH.

November 24, 1997
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED sometimes carries ads containing perfume or cologne samples. Subscribers who would prefer copies without scent strips should write to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, P.O. Box 60001, Tampa,...

November 24, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 11/22

November 24, 1997 | John Walters
The Davis Cup finals between the U.S. and Sweden—the first two singles matches will be telecast Friday on ESPN at 1 p.m. and on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. (both tape-delayed)—brings to mind the David...

November 24, 1997
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats as well as stories and photos from the magazine. You can also find SI articles and photos on...

November 24, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

November 24, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Two Stanley Cup-winning coaches were back behind the bench in the NHL last week. But neither Mike Keenan (Vancouver Canucks) nor Jacques Demers (Tampa Bay Lightning) seemed quite himself. The...

November 24, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
1Inches above the knee that NBA players must wear their shorts to conform to league rules.

November 24, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
A New York City sports-radio talk-show Host has named his firstborn son Shea after the stadium where the Mets play their home games.

November 24, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Keith ClossLos Angeles Clippers rookie center, after missing practices to attend the funerals of his grandmother and his cousin: "I've apologized, and it won't happen again."

November 24, 1997 | Austin Murphy

November 24, 1997 | Paul Zimmerman
Bronko Nagurski was, literally, a monster of the Midway

November 24, 1997 | Michael Silver

November 24, 1997 | Michael Silver
HEIGHT 6'1"WEIGHT 248BODY FAT 9%

November 24, 1997 | Michael Farber
Buffalo's Dominik Hasek, the league MVP, is off to a terrible start, and Sabres fans aren't letting him forget it

November 24, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan
Lacking injured catalyst Scottie Pippen and a lot of their old fire, the Bulls have been struggling just to score

November 24, 1997 | David Fleming
Off to a soaring 10-0 start, the Hawks keep pecking away at opponents with a balanced attack that's been winning one close game after another

November 24, 1997 | Phil Taylor
Things are looking up in San Antonio now that the towering tandem of Tim Duncan and David Robinson has taken charge

November 24, 1997 | Bill Colson
Nothing inspires more fear in the heart of a young SPORTS ILLUSTRATED reporter than the following news: "You'll be fact-checking Dr. Z's story this week." As word of the assignment spreads,...

November 24, 1997 | Tim Layden
He may not win the Heisman, but Michigan's Charles Woodson, a two-way superman, has been the best player of the 1997 season

November 24, 1997 | Jack McCallum

November 24, 1997 | Tom Verducci
Three top-notch starters up for sale, Dismantling a champion, Did Johnson err?

November 24, 1997 | Ed Hinton
Jeff Gordon and his Hendrick Motorsports crew narrowly averted disaster to win their second Winston Cup

November 24, 1997 | Ed Hinton
The total number of miles in the 32 Winston Cup races run this year. Dale Jarrett was the driver who came closest to completing all of them, racing 12,651.89 miles. Season points champion Jeff...

November 24, 1997 | Peter King
Mark Brunell showed some old magic in a win over the Oilers, Ditka's dog days, Shanahan's parting shot

November 24, 1997 | Richard Deutsch
The Redskins' Cris Dishman is one of the few NFL cornerbacks with the size and strength to go toe-to-toe with Michael Irvin, the Cowboys' 6'2", 207-pound Pro Bowl wideout. Irvin is notorious for...

November 24, 1997 | Peter King
1. FINER-NINERSSan Francisco loses Jerry Rice, the premier player of his day, in a season-opening loss, runs off 10 straight wins and, by virtue of Sunday's 27-19 victory over the Panthers,...

November 24, 1997 | Paul Zimmerman
No, I'm not going to get into a long analysis of which of the three teams sitting atop the NFC Central has the most favorable remaining schedule, because this is meaningless. They've all proved...

November 24, 1997 | Ivan Maisel