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March 02, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 9

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Pat Summitt Cover - Sports Illustrated March 02, 1998

March 02, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
February 26, 1973

March 02, 1998
COLLEGE HOCKEY

March 02, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
Yale hockey ain't what it used to be. Though home games are still held in a splendid old whale-shaped building near the heart of campus and the audience still includes gray-haired men in tweed...

March 02, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
NHL clubs are spending lots of money looking for European talent—witness the 90 scouts who attended the six-nation junior tournament in Yaroslavl, Russia, last month—in part because U.S. colleges...

March 02, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Mention Toronto to NBA players and they're not likely to discuss the team's new owners or recent player changes or miserable record. No, they will probably bring up a five-letter combination...

March 02, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Brownout in Beantown

March 02, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
It turns out that veterans on the West team in the All-Star Game were bothered by Kobe Bryant's gunning. Karl Malone describes how Bryant waved off his screen to take on Michael Jordan one-on-one:...

March 02, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
The Soaring Rate of TradeLast week's flurry of deals before the trading deadline followed a trend that dates back to the 1995-96 season, when the latest collective bargaining agreement between the...

March 02, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
March 3New Jersey at New York Madison Square GardenThe surprising Nets, led by All-Star center Jayson. Williams and rookie phenom Keith Van Horn, are all the rage in Gotham. Even actor Bruce...

March 02, 1998 | Marty Burns
Jayson Williams is a student of the offensive rebound

March 02, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
When Bryce Drew, Indiana's Mr. Basketball of 1994, decided to attend Valparaiso instead of Notre Dame four years ago, conventional wisdom had it that Drew, a 6'3" guard, would disappear from the...

March 02, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
C.M. Newton, chairman of the NCAA Basketball Committee, held a teleconference last week and reminded the media that the committee esteems teams that are hot down the stretch. To which our...

March 02, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
Trans-America Athletic Conference FinalSaturday, Feb. 28If you like drama, conference championship games are hard to beat. In most cases the winners go to the NCAA tournament, the losers go home....

March 02, 1998 | Grant Wahl
Grinnell's gunner set a Division III record with 77 points in a game

March 02, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Four Years ago Jack Lipinski's family left him for a gold medal. His wife, Pat, and his only child, Tara, then 11, went to Delaware for the summer to take figure skating lessons from a hot new...

March 02, 1998
We all want to feel special when we win, and to have an excuse when we lose. Holding the Big Guy accountable for both conveniently satisfies all our needs.—DEAN HINITZ, Reno

March 02, 1998
Letters to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should include the name, address and home telephone number of the writer. They may be mailed to The Editor, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Time & Life Building, New York,...

March 02, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news. Check out Swimsuit '98 Extra!, including a complete portfolio of photos from the swimsuit issue, plus 50...

March 02, 1998 | Michael Bamberger
Spring training is for the old and the old at heart, for folks who like things the way they were. The rich men in plaid sport coats who used to own baseball teams understood this. Today a go-go...

March 02, 1998 | Michael Bamberger
•That somebody beam up skating commentator Scotty Hamilton so we never again hear him scream, "TRIPLE LUTZ! DOUBLE TOE LOOP!"

March 02, 1998
Harry Caray (?-1998)The Party's Over

March 02, 1998
3First picks in NBA drafts (Derrick Coleman, Joe Smith and Allen Iverson) on the roster of the Philadelphia 76ers, whose .327 winning percentage was the seventh worst in the NBA as of Sunday.

March 02, 1998
PEYTON MANNINGIf I'm spending millions on a player to build my franchise around, I don't want potential; I want reality. Unlike Ryan Leaf, Manning is a finished product, a grown-up with more...

March 02, 1998
College hoops junkies Took notice last week when the AP poll underwent another face-lift. Duke regained the top spot after North Carolina's 86-72 loss to N.C. State last Saturday. But does all the...

March 02, 1998
After the men's hockey team trashed two Olympic Village apartments, USOC director of public relations Mike Moran said his organization was "not embarrassed," that he doesn't "know why we would be...

March 02, 1998
MARK KREYFort Worth policeman, on the arrest of an Oklahoma City Blazers player for using his stick to smash a hole in the goal judge's booth during a Central Hockey League game: "It was highly...

March 02, 1998
Three years after Ohio University, located in Athens, registered Ohio as an official trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Ohio State filed a petition with that agency, saying that...

March 02, 1998
Marie Patrick, Salem, N.J.BasketballPatrick, a sophomore forward-center at Salem Community College, is fourth among the National Junior College Athletic Association's Division II women players in...

March 02, 1998 | Richard Hoffer

March 02, 1998
Departments

March 02, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 2/28

March 02, 1998 | John Walters
Each of the following pairs comprise a basketball conference and a rock band. Which is which? Atlantic 10 and Matchbox 20. Son Volt and Sun Belt. Mid-Continent and Incontinent. That final one is a...

March 02, 1998 | Steve Rushin
The were a daily celebration of the crazy, exhilarating spirit of men and women determined to fly—and often succeeding

March 02, 1998
Here's mud in your eyeAt the Tucson Rodeo, bull rider Trevor Walker ended up with a dirty deal.

March 02, 1998 | Michael Farber
Despite the loutish behavior of the U.S., the expulsion of a Swedish player and the favorites' early ouster, the answer is, Yes, this was a dream of an Olympic tournament

March 02, 1998 | Michael Farber
Goalie: Dominik Hasek, Czech RepublicAllowed six goals in six games and had two shutouts, including the 1-0 dandy against Russia in the final. His shoot-out saves against Canada burnished his...

March 02, 1998 | Johnette Howard
A spirited, close knit and talented U.S. women's team showed its mettle by defeating favored Canada to win the sport's first Games championship

March 02, 1998 | E.M. Swift

March 02, 1998 | Gerry Callahan

March 02, 1998 | Peter King

March 02, 1998 | Peter King
In addition to enriching John Randle (93), Dana Stubblefield and Bryce Paup, NFL owners padded the bank accounts of a lot of good but not star players during the early stages of free agency....

March 02, 1998 | Phil Taylor
With traded players like Kenny Anderson balking at reporting to their new clubs, general managers are left to ponder their options

March 02, 1998 | S.L. Price
When the expansion Diamondbacks threw $34 million at shortstop Jay Bell, they knew just what they were getting—the antithesis of a Baseball Jerk

March 02, 1998 | Gary Smith
<b>When Tennessee's whirlwind of a coach, Pat Summitt, hits you with her steely gaze, you get a dose of the intensity that has carried the Lady Vols to five NCAA titles.</b>

March 02, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
Just how good is Tennessee? Let's forget for the moment that the Lady Vols have played most of their tough games at home and that the SEC is not as powerful as it was in the past. Let's put aside...

March 02, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Rumors of WarTrouble in the Persian Gulf sends golfers scrambling

March 02, 1998 | Compiled by Gary B. Smith
Yip(e)s! Tom Watson is statistically the second-best putter on Tour, behind David Toms.

March 02, 1998 | Brandel Chamblee
What's the penalty for wearing steel spikes these days? Do they hang your shoes from the grillroom ceiling and tell everyone you ruined the course? Do you have to do community service—100 hours of...

March 02, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
David Duval recovered just in time to give Tucson's Tour stop a big-time send-off

March 02, 1998
Crabby Grass: Turf watchers say California's record rainfall has made the rough at San Francisco's Olympic Club thicker than ever. "It's going to be brutal by June," says Olympic pro Jim Lucius....

March 02, 1998 | John Lauerman
If you tee off in Tunisia or take a Malaysian mulligan, you may be part of Ron Fream's grand design. Fream (above) runs Golfplan, a Santa Rosa, Calif.-based firm that has planted more than 150...

March 02, 1998
What do these players have in common?

March 02, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
On the PGA Tour, players either burn it up at the start or fizzle at the finish

March 02, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
"I couldn't find a place to practice" isn't as good an excuse as it used to be, not with the number of driving ranges in the U.S. increasing by almost 25% in the past year, from 2,168 to 2,699....

March 02, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
Some players who made their names on the regular Tour win right away as Seniors. Others, like Larry Nelson, winner of last week's American Express Invitational, need more time. Here's how many...

March 02, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
52Weeks Nick Faldo has gone without winning a tournament. The three-time Masters champion's last victory came at the 1997 Nissan Open.

March 02, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA

March 02, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
The Year L.A. Opened the Door

March 02, 1998 | John Garrity