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December 04, 2000 | Volume 93, Issue 23

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Duante Culpepper Cover - Sports Illustrated December 04, 2000

December 04, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
Might of the IrishNotre Dame sacked USC and muscled its way into the BCS picture

December 04, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
•Army (1-9) vs. Navy (0-10)Dick Cheney is right. The armed forces do need rebuilding. In 1948, the 0-8 Midshipmen tied the Cadets 21-21. In 1991, 0-10 Navy defeated Army 24-3. Alas, these...

December 04, 2000 | Peter King
InterchangeableThe Broncos have replaced their fallen players without missing a step

December 04, 2000 | Peter King
Buffalo's playoff hopes took a hard hit during one Tampa Bay scoring drive on Sunday. Star linebacker Sam Cowart and free safety Keion Carpenter suffered high ankle sprains, and linebacker Sam...

December 04, 2000 | Peter King
The Buzz

December 04, 2000 | Paul Zimmerman
Quick now, name the three contending teams that won on Sunday despite having lost their quarterback and featured runner to injuries. Time's up: Denver, New Orleans, Miami.

December 04, 2000 | Rick Reilly
Hey, kids, is America's hottest new board game on your holiday list? It's called Sorry! (NFL Edition), and it lets you live the life of a high-priced, irresponsible NFL megastar! Be the first in...

December 04, 2000
Reilly forgot to note that Yankees fans like to drink something other than beer-champagne!—RYAN MURRAY, Netcong, N.J.

December 04, 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....

December 04, 2000 | Daniel G. Habib
NOVEMBER 28, 1960

December 04, 2000 | Steve Rushin
...But that doesn't keep fans from turning out in numbers that are simply staggering

December 04, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
Highlights

December 04, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
While the NHL's p.r. bandleaders have spent recent years doggedly attempting to jack up media coverage of the league and then grumbling at the spotty results, the folks at nhl.com have quietly...

December 04, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
The XFL's play-by-play man has baseball and Toughman on his résumé

December 04, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
HBO's Real Sports (Tuesday 10 p.m. the eight African-American women's basketball players at South Florida who got their white coach, Jerry Ann Winters, suspended on the grounds that she was a...

December 04, 2000 | Lester Munson
Rae Carruth was jolted as his murder trial opened

December 04, 2000
For once John Elway came up short in the fourth quarter. Last week the popular website SportsLine.com severed its yearlong partnership with MVP.com, the sporting goods e-tailer whose investors...

December 04, 2000
A review of the NFL's two-year-old instant replay system shows that some coaches love to hit rewind while others would just as soon fast forward through their past challenges. Is there an art to...

December 04, 2000
3Tennis rackets destroyed by Goran Ivanisevic in fits of pique during his second-round match in the Samsung Open in England, leaving him with none and forcing him to default.

December 04, 2000
Ah, the life of an NBA dancer: the glamour, the glitz, the glory. Sadly, in terms of recompense those are the only g's a dancer is likely to see. An informal SI survey found that pay for the NBA's...

December 04, 2000
Q When will we see a Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson fight?

December 04, 2000
Filed•Against International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and CART, a wrongful-death suit by the estate of driver Greg Moore, who was killed in a CART race at ISC-owned California Speedway in October...

December 04, 2000
Confused by the college football rankings? Who isn't? After all, the BCS formula takes into account two polls, eight computer rankings and even opponents' opponents' winning percentage. Luckily...

December 04, 2000
Another round in the Reggie Miller versus New York saga: In recent divorce proceedings, Miller's estranged wife, model Marita, asked a Hamilton (Ind.) County court for $18,000 in monthly support,...

December 04, 2000
As part of its bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing organizers have designated Tiananmen Square—site of the Chinese government's brutal suppression of pro-democracy demonstrators in 1989—as...

December 04, 2000
JULI INKSTERNew inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, asked what artifact she would donate to the Hall: "Maybe my meat loaf recipe."

December 04, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
San Francisco's Joe Nathan took his rifle arm from short to the pitcher's mound

December 04, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Joe Nathan isn't the only minor league position player to have become a major league pitcher. During the 2000 season these onetime every-day players, including Tim Wakefield (below), pitched at...

December 04, 2000 | Michael Bamberger
Comcast chief Brian Roberts owes his success partly to an old college coach

December 04, 2000 | Leigh Montville
Emil Zatopek had a storied distance-running career, but his life wasn't all glory

December 04, 2000 | Mark Beech
Name your ball, monitor your heart and enlarge your sweet spot with these sports goodies

December 04, 2000 | Chris Ballard
Former NBA scrub Tom Tolbert is finally a star—on San Francisco sports radio

December 04, 2000 | John Garrity
George Gibson, 95, played with Nagurski and Grange in the early days of the NFL

December 04, 2000
Damien Hoffman, STARBUCK, MINN.FootballHoffman, a senior wide receiver at the University of Minnesota-Morris, became the Division II career receptions leader with 273 after catching 64 passes for...

December 04, 2000
Guidance for those lost in sports

December 04, 2000 | John Ed Bradley
No other NFL quarterback has possessed the combination of size, speed and strength of the Vikings' Daunte Culpepper, but he's using a different set of chains to measure his forward progress: He...

December 04, 2000 | Jeffri Chadiha
As the rebuilding 49ers prospect for talent, unheralded Jeff Garcia is making a strong case that he's their man at quarterback

December 04, 2000 | Michael Farber
Not long ago he was an undrafted player from the Toronto projects. Now the Devils' John Madden has a Stanley Cup and the world at his feet

December 04, 2000 | Phil Taylor
Focused and at the top of his game, Jason Kidd is tirelessly piling up assists and minutes—and keeping the Suns hot

December 04, 2000 | Phil Taylor
If anyone has a chance to match Oscar Robertson's singular feat of averaging double digits in points, assists and rebounds for a season, it's Jason Kidd. In just his seventh season, Kidd ranks...

December 04, 2000
For men's and women's Division I schedules, stats and scores, go to cnnsi.com/basketball/college. Plus swap hoops talk with Tim Crothers each Monday at 1 p.m. EST.

December 04, 2000 | John Ed Bradley
Giants cornerback Jason Sehorn is back in action—and ready to tackle marriage with TV star Angie Harmon

December 04, 2000
Blink 182Notre Dame running back Julius Jones receives an impromptu eye exam from USC defensive tackle Bernard Riley during the Irish's 38-21 win (page 102).

December 04, 2000
COLLEGE BASKETBALLNo. 1 Arizona goes downDayton: big early-season surprisePreseason tournaments under siege

December 04, 2000 | Seth Davis
Falling ArizonaThe No. 1-ranked Wildcats were floored by their own overscheduling

December 04, 2000 | Brian Cazeneuve
Ziggy's ZaggingScoring whiz Zigmund Palffy has shown the Kings another side to his game

December 04, 2000 | Brian Cazeneuve
STEVE SULLIVANBLACKHAWKS RWAt 5'9", he overcomes his lack of stature with feistiness and good hands. Through Sunday he led Chicago in scoring with 21 points, two more than teammate and franchise...

December 04, 2000 | Michael Farber
Mike Comrie, the most exciting junior since Eric Lindros, is on a fast track to free agency

December 04, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
HOW GOOD is Avalanche defenseman Raymond Bourque? Just ask Hal Gill of the Bruins. Until Bourque was traded from Boston to Colorado last March, he was paired with Gill in the latter's first three...

December 04, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Hold 'Em or Deal?Teams are facing agonizing decisions about big-name free-agents-to-be

December 04, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
At week's end the representatives of free-agent pitchers Darren Dreifort, Mike Hampton and Denny Neagle had all indicated that their clients had some interest in the Rockies, who would like to...

December 04, 2000 | Yi-Wyn Yen
The Tour's Donna Orender didn't make herself the most important woman in golf by being a pushover

December 04, 2000 | Yi-Wyn Yen
Most golf insiders agree that Donna Orender is the most powerful woman in the game. Here are the next nine most influential women in golf, including Nancy Lopez (above).

December 04, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
The masters favors powerful, high-ball hitters—guys like David Duval, Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods—but a creaky 45-year-old singles hitter, Loren Roberts, tied for third in Augusta this year....

December 04, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Vijay Singh has got to lose that ugly putting style. His putting killed him in his showdowns with Tiger Woods in the Presidents Cup and in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf and destroyed him again in the...

December 04, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

December 04, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Should Tiger Woods get a cut of the PGA Tour's television revenues?

December 04, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
SYNONYMS for Q SCHOOLAnnual chokefest, dead men walking, dry heave open, fifth major, Maalox marathon, Mistress LeQ's dungeon, O'Grady's inferno, sleepless in La Quinta, tuumm-te-tumtum, Zantac...

December 04, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
All we heard this season was Tiger, Tiger, Tiger. Almost. Here's how I rank the year's top 10 feats that had nothing to do with Woods.

December 04, 2000 | Yi-Wyn Yen
Hollis Stacy and her Portuguese water dog, Bongi

December 04, 2000 | Linn Strickler
Pros won't loop In the Caddie Classic, but they'll play

December 04, 2000
Tyler Leon, Bradenton, Fla.Tyler, a sophomore at St. Stephen's Episcopal High in Bradenton, led the Falcons to the state Class A championship by winning the individual title. It was Tyler's sixth...

December 04, 2000 | Rick Trevino
When I was a kid, golf separated my dad and me, but later the game got us back together

December 04, 2000 | Alan Shipnuck
Instead of talking about overtaking the NFL, the Tour needs to get serious

December 04, 2000
•Myth HitsColin Montgomerie can't win in the U.S., and you can't win the Skins Game without a birdie.

December 04, 2000 | Alan Shipnuck
A victim of golf's new economics, the Silly Season is going, going...