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November 27, 2000 | Volume 93, Issue 22

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Travis Minor Cover - Sports Illustrated November 27, 2000

November 27, 2000 | Brian Cazeneuve
Out on Her OwnEstranged from the U.S. team, Kristina Koznick is still its best skier

November 27, 2000 | Brian Cazeneuve
The World Anti-Doping Agency recently declined USA Track & Field's bid to have WADA take over its embattled testing program. WADA instead chose to play an oversight role and is said still to...

November 27, 2000 | Rick Reilly
God, it was electric in Tallahassee, Fla., last weekend. The anticipation. The tension. The fate of the free world teetering on a simple tally.

November 27, 2000
Marcus AerialistKnicks center Marcus Camby (23) and Clippers forward Derek Strong battle for a rebound in a game the Clippers won 78-74.

November 27, 2000 | Kristin Green Morse
APRIL 9, 1990

November 27, 2000
A walk-off homer if there ever was one!—KAREN ROBINSON, Piano, Texas

November 27, 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 27, 2000 | Steve Rushin
In their pursuit of more pay and perks, athletes might pause to ponder when enough is enough

November 27, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

November 27, 2000 | John Walters
On the morning after The Golf Channel host Peter Kessler criticized the network's co-founder and chairman, Arnold Palmer, on air, he paid Palmer a visit at his offices at Bay Hill Club near the...

November 27, 2000 | John Walters
An online service helps high school athletes find colleges—and vice versa

November 27, 2000 | John Walters
An early-season college basketball commentators-versus-candor moment occurred in the Nov. 14 Indiana-Pepperdine game. At one point in the second half, the Hoosiers were 6 for 23 from the free...

November 27, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
The battle for this year's Heisman goes the distance

November 27, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
Damien Anderson, NorthwesternRunning back is nation's most prolific rusher (1,914 yards, 22 TDs) after Tomlinson.

November 27, 2000 | Don Yaeger
Maybe we should expect as much in these highly politicized times: When a troubling accusation is made against the team of one of the most prominent athletes in the world, it's met with a...

November 27, 2000 | Don Yaeger
6 to 1Current odds set by Las Vegas bookmakers on the 0-11 Chargers finishing the season winless; those odds have been dropping steadily each week.

November 27, 2000 | Don Yaeger
Every year, college hoops teams begin their seasons by playing exhibition games against barnstorming outfits with names like New York Gazelles and Reality Basketball. Some of this year's more...

November 27, 2000
SYNOPSIS: Chris O'Donnell stars as a mountain climber who leads a risky rescue effort up K2, the world's second-highest peak, to save the life of his stranded sister.

November 27, 2000
Banned•From the only swimming pool in Equatorial Guinea, Eric (the Eel) Moussambani, who captured the world's fancy by registering an agonizingly slow 100-meter freestyle time at the Sydney Games....

November 27, 2000
Q. How do you repossess an Olympic medal?

November 27, 2000
1) Grand marshal Mike Tyson and the horse he rode in on, at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Finals in Phoenix.

November 27, 2000
They may be heavyweights in the tennis world, but at heart, they're just a couple of giggly girls. As Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova (below) prepared for their doubles match at the Chase...

November 27, 2000
Dramatist Charles Randolph-Wright has been signed to write and direct Ball, a street basketball musical inspired by a Nike advertising campaign.

November 27, 2000
RICH GLASBasketball coach at Division II North Dakota, on motivating his players before last Friday's game with No. 4-ranked Kansas: "I told our guys, 'They put their pants on the same way we do....

November 27, 2000 | Richard Deitsch
Martina Hingis beat a weakened field in the last WTA year-end event in New York

November 27, 2000 | Albert Chen
Williams College proves that success in sports doesn't have to cost a fortune

November 27, 2000 | Mark Beech
Trek across the snowy tundra while staying in touch with your body

November 27, 2000
Few sports photographers documented the tumultuous 1960s as graphically as Neil Leifer did. Here, from his show in New York City's Pop International Galleries, are some of Leifer's favorite pictures.

November 27, 2000 | Charles Hirshberg
The Boxer's Heartby Kate Sekules/Villard, $23.95

November 27, 2000 | Grant Wahl
Expect some fresh faces to help the U.S. in the final round of World Cup qualifying

November 27, 2000
Guidance for those lost in sports

November 27, 2000
Tyler Ebell, VENTURA, CALIF.FootballTyler, a senior tailback at Ventura High, has carried 289 times for 3,537 yards and 52 touchdowns to become the fourth player in the state to rush for 3,000...

November 27, 2000 | John Walters
They are as old as college football itself. On Nov. 6, 1869, two intrastate rivals, Princeton and Rutgers, met in New Brunswick, N.J., in the first intercollegiate football game. Rutgers won 6-4....

November 27, 2000 | Austin Murphy
Oregon State happily knocked Oregon out of the Rose Bowl and earned a share of the Pac-10 title for the first time in 36 years

November 27, 2000 | Austin Murphy
Pranks a Lot

November 27, 2000 | Tim Crothers
One Woody Dantzler was serene, the other frenzied. With Clemson on its own 32-yard line and trailing archrival South Carolina 14-13 with 59 seconds to go last Saturday in Death Valley, Woody...

November 27, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
The Apple Cup was easy pickings for the Huskies, who weren't about to let the outmanned Cougars spoil their run for the roses

November 27, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
Tacking Dummies

November 27, 2000 | Austin Murphy
A quartet of unheralded receivers has helped make Drew Brees an All-America and clinch a Rose Bowl bid for the Boilermakers

November 27, 2000 | Austin Murphy
Grassroots MovementDuring last year's Southern Methodist-Texas Christian game in Fort Worth, the visiting Mustang marching band strode onto the field for its halftime performance surreptitiously...

November 27, 2000 | Tim Layden
In another Sunshine State showdown the Seminoles scored a landslide victory over the Gators to move up in the BCS poll

November 27, 2000 | Tim Layden
Now Hear This

November 27, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
If Auburn commissions a commemorative video of last Saturday's 9-0 victory over Alabama, which put the Tigers in the SEC Championship Game against Florida, it ought to bring in the Weather Channel...

November 27, 2000 | Josh Elliott
Fast-talking defensive end Hugh Douglas has taken his game to new heights and helped put the Eagles atop the NFC East

November 27, 2000 | Leigh Montville
After his face was crushed by a batted ball in last season's most gruesome play, Boston's Bryce Florie is returning to normal—and not ruling out a comeback

November 27, 2000 | Leigh Montville
The ball that struck Bryce Florie fractured his nose, cheekbone and orbital bones to the side and below the globe of the eyeball. Those bones, which acted as "crumple zones," absorbed enough of...

November 27, 2000
THE NHL

November 27, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
Power PlaysJaromir Jagr leaves no doubt as to who is running the Penguins

November 27, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
It's sad to see teams use fighting as a marketing tool. During the Flyers-Thrashers game last Friday, Turner South flashed this question on the TV screen for its nightly Internet poll: "Who do you...

November 27, 2000 | Peter King
Down to the WireThe outcome of the AFC East may hinge on who stays the healthiest

November 27, 2000 | Peter King
The Bucs are growing impatient, and rightfully so, with quarterback Shaun King, whose two interceptions and 91 passing yards crippled Tampa Bay in a 13-10 loss at Chicago. "He's a pro player,"...

November 27, 2000 | Peter King
My Two Cents

November 27, 2000 | Peter King
Ryan's HopeA couple more three-touchdown, one-interception games like the one Ryan Leaf had against Denver, and San Diego will be wondering if it should keep the guy who's been such a cancer. "I...

November 27, 2000 | Peter King
A tattoo on the back of which NFL player?

November 27, 2000 | Peter King
"We're not playing very good. That's what not very good teams do."—JAGUARS TACKLE TONY BOSELLI, before Jacksonville beat Pittsburgh on Sunday

November 27, 2000
Got a question for Rick Reilly? Chat with SI's columnist on Monday, November 27, at 2 p.m. EST. Or send a comment to his virtual mailbag at cnnsi.com/si_online.

November 27, 2000 | Paul Zimmerman
When the NFL went to the 16-game schedule in 1978, a veteran scout told me, "They've turned it into a survival contest. The teams that are smart are the ones that spend big money on backups."

November 27, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
First in FlightKenyon Martin, the No. I draft pick, is at the top of a so-far undistinguished rookie class

November 27, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
Sonics G.M. Wally Walker had no idea how close his coach came to being canned. Embattled Paul Westphal walked into the locker room after a loss at Orlando dropped the team to 1-3 and told his...