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November 06, 2000 | Volume 93, Issue 19

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Quentin Griffin Cover - Sports Illustrated November 06, 2000

November 06, 2000 | Paul Zimmerman
Just as western Pennsylvania is the breeding ground of quarterbacks, the AFC East is fertile territory for producing playoff teams. In the past five years the division has sent 15 of its finest...

November 06, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
Here We Go AgainThe Coyotes are just the latest team to have an ownership mess

November 06, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
ANDREW CASSELSCANUCKS CA first-round pick in 1987, he has a feathery touch as a playmaker but an otherwise soft game. At week's end he had two goals and 10 assists this season, giving him 153...

November 06, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
USA Hockey is looking for another miracle. Expect that organization to announce this week that Herb Brooks will coach the 2002 Olympic team, with Craig Patrick and Larry Pleau serving as the...

November 06, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
StraitjacketedGeorgia Tech's swarming defense took the sting out of No. 5 Clemson

November 06, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
USC is 0-5 in conference play for the first time, putting coach Paul Hackett's job in jeopardy. Of the 14 coaches who were hired heading into the 1998 season, only Dave Arslanian of Utah State has...

November 06, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
•Virginia Tech (8-0) at Miami (6-1)The second-ranked Hokies had to come from behind in their last three victories and went deeper into the game each week to do so. They needed a 27-yard field goal...

November 06, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
When Toledo junior tailback William Bratton went to a hospital four times last summer to get relief from the painful effects of sickle-cell anemia—back pain and sore joints—his doctors had a hard...

November 06, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
Oklahoma, Beware: Texas A&M, after defeating No. 10 Kansas State 26-10, is 11-4 against ranked teams at home in coach R.C. Slocum's 12 seasons. With the crowd of 80,659 roaring, the Wildcats...

November 06, 2000 | Rick Reilly
What would you do with the Stanley Cup for a day? After a year of begging, I got the NHL to give it to me for one day to do anything I pleased. Well, not anything. The league vetoed taking it to a...

November 06, 2000
I love human interest stones, but they didn't need to take up most of the Olympic television coverage.—ROSEMARY KNIGHT, Harrington, R.I.

November 06, 2000
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, 135 West 50th Street, New York, N.Y....

November 06, 2000 | Steve Rushin
Here's how, we imagine, some sports stars would pop the question in their own imitable style

November 06, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

November 06, 2000 | John Walters
They descend on Huntingdon, W.Va., nearly every year. Reporters visit the site of the worst disaster in American sports history—the deaths in a plane crash of 75 members of the 1970 Marshall...

November 06, 2000 | John Walters
Counterculture journalist Hunter S. Thompson gets an espn.com gig

November 06, 2000 | John Walters
Was that a prayer vigil or the World Series we watched last week? When it came to crowd shots at Shea and Yankee stadiums, Fox's 22 cameras favored fervid fans with hands pressed together in...

November 06, 2000 | Albert Chen
OCTOBER 30, 1972

November 06, 2000 | Phil Taylor
The NBA deals a severe blow to the T-Wolves

November 06, 2000 | Phil Taylor
1. Gary Trent, MavericksInstead of testing free-agent market, signed one-year deal with Dallas that raised his salary by only $200,000.

November 06, 2000 | Lester Munson
The former Packer, accused of sexual assault, emerges from his self-imposed seclusion

November 06, 2000 | Lester Munson
0Touchdowns scored by the Ravens in their five games in October.

November 06, 2000
Denzel's firing up more than just the Titans

November 06, 2000
(Q) What happened to the pieces of Mike Piazza's broken bat?

November 06, 2000
Filed•By The Indianapolis Star in Marion County Superior Court, a suit seeking to force Indiana to open all its records relating to the firing of basketball coach Bob Knight. Legal experts say the...

November 06, 2000
While the rest of New York was focused on the Subway Series, Bob Knight quietly slipped into town to explore business opportunities. He interviewed with CBS Sports president Sean McManus about an...

November 06, 2000
Penn State's faculty senate passed a resolution denouncing "negative cheering," which will be read before football games in Happy Valley.

November 06, 2000
Hollywood got it wrong: Don Zimmer, not Kevin Bacon, is the center of the universe. As shown below, you can connect the Yankees' coach to practically anyone else in only a few steps.

November 06, 2000
BRUCE ARMSTRONGPatriots tackle, on why he never went trick-or-treating as a kid in Miami: "In my neighborhood you didn't wear a mask and go knocking on strangers' doors."

November 06, 2000 | Albert Chen
The basketball tutorial John Rogers took at Princeton pays dividends every day

November 06, 2000 | Ron Fimrite
This portrait of an American icon is no pretty picture

November 06, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
Dallas's high-scoring, jersey-doffing Tatu left Brazil for three months—19 years ago

November 06, 2000 | Mark Beech
There's more than meets the eye in a new backpack and bouncy athletic shoes

November 06, 2000 | Franz Lidz
When welterweight Arturo Gatti fights, his opponents—and fans—often see red

November 06, 2000
Torey Staten, D'IBERVILLE, MISS.FootballTorey, a junior running back at D'Iberville High, set a state single-game rushing record of 517 yards in a 55-28 win over East Central High of Hurley. His...

November 06, 2000
Guidance for those lost in sports

November 06, 2000 | Austin Murphy
Suddenly resurgent Oklahoma stormed to the top of the polls with a thunderous win over Nebraska

November 06, 2000
Got an NFL question for Peter King? Come chat with SI's gridiron guru on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 1:30 p.m. EST. Then trade barbs with Rick Reilly on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. EST.

November 06, 2000 | Tim Layden
TCU wants to return to glory by riding the coattails of Heisman Trophy hopeful LaDainian Tomlinson, the nation's leading rusher

November 06, 2000 | Tom Verducci
After leading the Yankees to another World Series title, cool yet fiercely competitive Derek Jeter owns Yankee Stadium—and the rest of New York City—the way no player since Joe DiMaggio has

November 06, 2000 | Peter King
As the NFL season hits halftime, the hottest teams are the ones that can move the ball on the ground—especially in the fourth quarter

November 06, 2000 | Peter King
1. Marshall Faulk, Rams—A combination running back-wideout, he has gained more yards as a receiver than any other back.

November 06, 2000 | Peter King
It has been a strange season, in many ways. Look at the standings. The Saints are a game better than the Broncos, and the Giants and the Eagles two better than the Bills and the Jaguars,...

November 06, 2000 | William Nack
Riding with supreme skill and confidence since he quit drinking, Jerry Bailey is maintaining a steady pace as the finest jockey of his time

November 06, 2000
Rama-Lamba-Ding-DongRams receiver Isaac Bruce hangs on to the ball despite getting bent, folded and mutilated by 49ers cornerback Pierson Prioleau during St. Louis's 34-24 victory.

November 06, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
Iconoclastic dotcom billionaire Mark Cuban thought it might be a lot of fun to own an NBA franchise—even the woeful team in Big D—and guess what? He was right

November 06, 2000
THE NFL

November 06, 2000 | Josh Elliott
Mixed SignalsDoug Flutie's solid performance will force the Bills to make a tough call when Rob Johnson returns from injury

November 06, 2000 | Josh Elliott
Morten Anderson is a lock for the Hall of Fame, but his days in Atlanta could be numbered. He kicked the game-winning 31-yard field goal in the Falcons' 13-12 victory over Carolina on Sunday, but...

November 06, 2000 | Peter King
My Two Cents

November 06, 2000 | Peter King
The license plate of which player?

November 06, 2000 | Peter King
"I'm starting to think after 18 years in this league that winning isn't so much overcoming your opponents. It's overcoming yourself."—39-YEAR-OLD TITANS GUARD BRUCE MATTHEWS