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December 01, 1997 | Volume 87, Issue 22

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Marcus Ray Cover - Sports Illustrated December 01, 1997

December 01, 1997 | Marty Burns
IOWA'S ALL-PURPOSE DYNAMO

December 01, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
1. PAT SULLIVAN Texas Christian gave its coach, who announced his resignation in October, a rousing send-off by defeating I-30 neighbor Southern Methodist 21-18 for the Horned Frogs' first (and...

December 01, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
•SYRACUSE (8-3) AT MIAMI (5-5)With Syracuse's path to the Big East title now clear, you can almost hear coach Paul Pasqualoni tightening the screws on his Orangemen. Businesslike is too frivolous...

December 01, 1997 | Richard Hoffer

December 01, 1997 | Jeff Pearlman
The road to the Olympics leads through smoky rooms in California bingo parlors

December 01, 1997 | Franz Lidz
Hanging around horses, says 100-year-old Fred Hooper, is the secret to a long, full life

December 01, 1997 | Steve Lopez
From the streets of Philadelphia, a deadly tale of fans living vicariously through sports stars

December 01, 1997
Krystal OsborneLAS VEGAS

December 01, 1997
Whalers fans greeted the players with nearly full houses. Now, as Hurricanes, the players hear echoes and, if they listen closely, Hartford wailing.COLLEEN COFFEY, NEW BRITAIN, CONN.

December 01, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 11/29

December 01, 1997 | John Walters
The best college football studio show? ESPN's College GameDay (telecast this week on Saturday at 11 a.m.). But must analysts Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit disagree on every matchup? How long will...

December 01, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch

December 01, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch
14Members of the Bearden High girls' soccer team in Knoxville, Tenn., who were suspended for puffing cigars after losing in the state semifinals.

December 01, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch
Family members succeeded in getting some personal items pulled from the block, but last week's auction of Mickey Mantle memorabilia netted big bucks.

December 01, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch
What's mammoth, hairy and lumbers menacingly on ice? Not the abominable snowman but 6'8" defenseman Zdeno Chara, who last week debuted with the New York Islanders as the tallest player in NHL...

December 01, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch
Performers from eight Broadway musicals will present a halftime extravaganza during the NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 8. Partnerships between pro hoops and the Great White Way...

December 01, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch
A Wisconsin company is marketing—for $395 plus $25 for shipping and handling—a limited edition nine-inch Hydrastone sculpture that "captures the image and memory" of Green Bay Packers coach Mike...

December 01, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch
Deion SandersDallas Cowboys defensive hack, when asked to speculate on his team's chances of making the playoffs: "I think you need Dionne Warwick, not Deion Sanders."

December 01, 1997 | Tim Layden

December 01, 1997 | Gerry Callahan
Washington State's mighty misfits beat Washington to earn the Cougars' first Rose Bowl berth since 1931

December 01, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
Doug—make that Dougie—Johnson redeemed his uneven season by leading Florida to a win over previously unbeaten archrival Florida State

December 01, 1997 | Phil Taylor

December 01, 1997 | Phil Taylor
If Eddie Jones stays hot and either Kobe Bryant or Nick Van Exel gets hotter, the Lakers could achieve a rare double: having three players with scoring averages of 20 points or more per game and...

December 01, 1997 | Peter King
The Packers finally got the Cowboys to Lambeau Field and, with Dorsey Levens keying a new found ground game, ran roughshod over their old nemeses

December 01, 1997 | Jeff Pearlman
January 7, 1985

December 01, 1997 | Leigh Montville
Five concussions, a bruise on his brain and a bout with depression couldn't change how the Rangers' Pat LaFontaine feels about hockey: He loves it

December 01, 1997 | Franz Lidz
Actor Antonio Fargas wasn't bad in platform heels; son Justin is terrific in cleats

December 01, 1997 | Tom Verducci

December 01, 1997 | Tom Verducci
SI was present at the creation as the Diamondbacks put together their ball club in last week's expansion draft

December 01, 1997 | Peter King

December 01, 1997 | Peter King
For Brett Favre, playing against the Vikings in the Metrodome has been a nightmare. The two-time league MVP hasn't won there in five starts, and Packers coach Mike Holmgren nearly demoted him...

December 01, 1997 | Peter King
1. LARRY, WE HARDLY KNEW YEBefore the '96 draft the Rams dealt disgruntled defensive tackle Sean Gilbert to the Redskins for the sixth pick, which they used to select Nebraska running back...

December 01, 1997 | Peter King
Brian Schottenheimer, 24, is a Generation X kid trapped in a '50s football mentality. But he's not complaining. Schottenheimer, the son of Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer, is in his first year...

December 01, 1997 | Paul Zimmerman
The question is, how will Green Bay and Dallas rebound from their titanic Struggle on the Tundra? The Packers' resounding victory hid the fact that they're hurting in some areas, particularly...

December 01, 1997 | Ivan Maisel

December 01, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
Passing-efficiency ratings are complicated, and compounding the complexity is the fact that the NCAA formula differs from that of the NFL. Both weigh four factors—completion percentage, yards per...