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February 19, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 7

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Doug Christie Cover - Sports Illustrated February 19, 2001

February 19, 2001
Reilly's column could be a warm-up for one dealing with Corpo-Name Bowl disease.—BILL JENKINS, Hamilton, Ohio

February 19, 2001
LETTERS

February 19, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Sports stars and business moguls now share the same language—and the same sort of media coverage

February 19, 2001 | John Walters
Highlights

February 19, 2001 | John Walters
Surfers will have a lot to wax enthusiastic about when they lock on their sport's swell new site

February 19, 2001 | John Walters
Remember a time, not so long ago, when wearing a live, concealed microphone while doing your job meant that you were either an anchorman or an FBI informant? When the only athlete who audibled...

February 19, 2001 | John Walters
Hey, wow, Kay Yow! Yow, the North Carolina State women's basketball coach, recently won her 600th game (No. 5 on the alltime list). Her 2lst-ranked Wolfpack hosts No. 4 Duke on Sunday (ESPN2, 2...

February 19, 2001 | Josh Elliott
Why the NFL's best coordinators can't get head coaching jobs

February 19, 2001 | Josh Elliott
Mike McCarthyOffensive Coordinator, Saints. 37-year-old whiz kid was huge part of New Orleans's breakthrough.

February 19, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Brandon Williams had just finished packing his car last Thursday for the drive from Detroit back to Rockford, Ill., when a friend phoned with the news. The Continental Basketball Association—at 55...

February 19, 2001
Last week the Yankees joined with British soccer powerhouse Manchester United in a marketing and merchandising alliance. So what's your Man U IQ?

February 19, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
22,4Average age, in years and months, of starters on the sophomore team in the NBA Rookie Challenge game—12 months younger than the average age of the starting rookies.

February 19, 2001
What is it about the sweet science and singing? Pugilists gravitate to the mike with alarming frequency. Witness Roy Jones Jr., who's set to release his debut rap album, Round One, in May. Here's...

February 19, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
The White Shadow

February 19, 2001
Outraged•Japanese citizens, at Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori. After he was informed of the crash of a U.S. submarine and a Japanese fishing vessel that left nine of his countrymen missing at sea,...

February 19, 2001
They were as dramatic a duo as baseball has seen, which is why it was only a matter of time before the story of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris got the Hollywood treatment. Here's a first look at...

February 19, 2001
You've enjoyed the reality shows, but are you ready for Survivor III: The Brooklyn Blacktop? Magic Johnson and Hoop Dreams director Steve James are looking to ride the reality craze by creating a...

February 19, 2001
The CIA says Islamic extremist groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida have been exchanging information on terrorist targets through encrypted messages posted in Internet...

February 19, 2001
STEVE MILLERPresident of the Professional Bowlers Association, assessing the state of his sport: "We're only a couple of breaths from being a carcass. We're just above roadkill."

February 19, 2001
Keith Aucoin, CHELMSFORD, MASS.HockeyAucoin, a senior left wing for Norwich University, in North-field, Vt., broke the Cadets' career scoring record of 215 points when he had a goal and an assist...

February 19, 2001
Guidance for those lost in sports

February 19, 2001
All-Star Game MVP Allen Iverson has the 76ers soaring toward the Finals. Here are the other players and teams that have made a mark so far—for good or ill

February 19, 2001 | Phil Taylor
1. Shaq and Kobe will make up—and it won't matter.On the eve of their first-round playoff series, the Lakers' feuding superstars will emerge from a meditation session with coach Phil Jackson. They...

February 19, 2001 | David Sabino
Fours are wild: Five of the top eight players in the league play power forward, including our ratings leader, the Kings' Chris Webber. Last season's No. 1, Shaquille O'Neal, dropped to the fourth...

February 19, 2001
Midseason replacements Nate McMillan (SuperSonics) and Jim O'Brien (Celtics), both at the helm for the first time, are among the 10 coaches in their inaugural season with their current team. If...

February 19, 2001 | David Sabino
Western Conference superiority is hardly hype: At the All-Star break only three Eastern Conference teams (the 76ers, the Knicks and the Heat) had winning records against the West, while only three...

February 19, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Third-year guard Bonzi Wells has added pep to Portland

February 19, 2001 | David Sabino
Already this season there have been more individual 50-point games (seven) than there were in 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-2000 combined (six). This is the first time since 1989-90 that multiple...

February 19, 2001 | Phil Taylor
Most Valuable PlayerChris Webber, Kings. His scoring (27.3 points per game at week's end), board work (11.4 rebounds) and often overlooked passing (4.2 assists) have elevated Sacramento to...

February 19, 2001 | Phil Taylor
John StocktonNBA guards are like Hollywood actresses—their bankability as stars seems to expire when they hit 35. However, at 38, an age by which Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Magic Johnson and...

February 19, 2001 | Phil Taylor
First Team

February 19, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Helpful Hints on Ways to Improve the Game

February 19, 2001 | Phil Taylor
Need a cure for the NBA blues? Watch Sacramento play and be reminded that the fast break and fun can still be part of the game

February 19, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
Seven tournaments without a victory isn't a slump, but Tiger Woods has set the bar so high that even a good year can look bad

February 19, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
With a savvy trio from Manual High in Peoria doing the heavy lifting, Illinois knocked off Michigan State and worked its way to the top of the Big Ten

February 19, 2001
Hit the hardcourt. Grant Wahl answers your questions in his college hoops mailbag while Seth Davis checks in with his Hoop Thoughts at cnnsi.com/basketball/college.

February 19, 2001 | Michael Farber
Can the Islanders' latest wunderkind goaltender, cocky 19-year-old Rick DiPietro, raise the woeful franchise from the dead? He certainly thinks so

February 19, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Last October precocious Cardinals lefty Rick Ankiel couldn't throw the ball in the ocean. This spring he will learn if his inaccuracy was temporary—or career threatening

February 19, 2001
Look Back in AngerPenguins goalie Jean-Sebastien Aubin faces the fact that he's puck out of luck on this shot by Wild center Jim Dowd.

February 19, 2001
THE NHL

February 19, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Third WheelAlexei Kovalev breaks out of the shadow of two stars in Pittsburgh

February 19, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
The Red Wings have talked to the Rangers about acquiring veteran left wing Adam Graves, while Thrashers right wing Donald Audette may be dealt back to the Sabres, where he began his NHL career....

February 19, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
As Pittsburgh discovered with Antonio Bryant (above), a final signee can become a leading man

February 19, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
Coming at YouWith a win in Austria, Damn Rahlves gives the U.S. hope on the slopes

February 19, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
Swedish swim star Therese Alshammar has finally split with coach Dirk Lange. A year ago German Olympian Sandra Volker, Lange's girlfriend at the time, told Lange she did not wish to train with...

February 19, 2001 | Tim Crothers
Terrapin TumbleMaryland continues to reel in the aftermath of its ghastly meltdown against Duke

February 19, 2001 | Tim Crothers
Can't anyone here play this game? That's the burning question after nine of our 16 seeded teams from last week lost, three of them twice. Goodbye Tennessee, which fell victim to Arkansas and...

February 19, 2001 | Tim Crothers
Comeback of the week: Lafayette junior guard Brian Burke said he felt as if he was going to the after suffering a collapsed lung during a loss at Ford-ham on Dec. 11. Well, take a deep breath: On...

February 19, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
William Paterson's Horace Jenkins has taken a long road to stardom

February 19, 2001 | Rick Reilly
One thing about life and the Big 12 basketball season: They go on. And so it was that 10 days after one of the three private planes used by the Oklahoma State team crashed, killing 10, including...

February 19, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Why All the Low Scores on Tour?It's the Ball, Stupid

February 19, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Karrie Webb can't win for losing. At a time when her run of five consecutive starts without a victory should be raising eyebrows, Tiger Woods's seven-tournament losing streak has again grabbed all...

February 19, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
What do these golfers have in common?

February 19, 2001 | Don Pooley
Take it from somebody who knows: Even the greatest putters occasionally lose their touch

February 19, 2001
Garrett Murphy, Old Greenwich, Conn.Ken Peyre-Ferry, Marlton, N.J.Murphy, 35, the head pro at Innis Arden Country Club in Old Greenwich, and Peyre-Ferry, 51, who recently retired after 23 years as...

February 19, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Fearless, focused and led by a pair of surefire stars, Korean golfers are taking charge on the LPGA tour

February 19, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Along with Pak and Park, these Koreans could make some noise in 2001