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October 22, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 16

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Derek Jeter Cover - Sports Illustrated October 22, 2001

October 22, 2001
Eye DropWashington linebacker Jamaun Willis watches in vain as a fumble by UCLA tailback DeShaun Foster rolls into the end zone for a touchback.

October 22, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Driven by hope of more eligibility, some have become classroom stars

October 22, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Orlando's Magic?Grant Hill wants to win a title by playing less like Michael and more like Earvin

October 22, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
New Trail Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks named Rasheed Wallace a tri-captain in the hope that Wallace will exercise self-discipline for the good of the team. "Mo is demanding things nobody has...

October 22, 2001 | Rick Reilly
E-Mail number 32 in my inbox was titled Unbelievable. It was from Comdr. Chip King, the blue-eyed, square-jawed Navy pilot who allowed me the privilege of filling two Glad bags with my hurl in the...

October 22, 2001
Fresno FrenzyThat was a terrific cover article on Fresno State's football team (Off and Running, Sept. 17). David Carr is an outstanding quarterback who has sharp instincts and is a real leader....

October 22, 2001
Letters

October 22, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Postgame press conferences serve up only processed pap for the insatiable sports media

October 22, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Highlights

October 22, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Powered by the voice of Bart Simpson, the animated The Kellys hits the pits at nascar.com

October 22, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Unless you happened to have been in England during this year's Wimbledon fortnight, you haven't seen one of the more audacious sports documentaries in recent years. From Andre Agassi's musings on...

October 22, 2001 | John O'Keefe
NBC's recently added Nov. 3 broadcast of Michael Jordan's Wizards' taking on the 76ers—the network's first pre-Christmas Day NBA game in 11 years—is good news for hoops fans but possibly bad news...

October 22, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
The new IOC president seems to be the right medicine

October 22, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
That Eddie Futch lived to 90 without making any enemies was remarkable enough, but considering that almost all those years were spent in boxing, a business in which nice guys generally don't...

October 22, 2001
The Battle for Bonds's Ball

October 22, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
79Technical fouls called in the past two years on Rasheed Wallace, who'll be a Trail Blazers co-captain this season.

October 22, 2001
Q Can a player be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame based on his performance in a pro league other than the NFL?

October 22, 2001 | Albert Chen
In San Antonio not long ago, the inner-city block now occupied by the Carver Academy was a desolate stretch of crack houses flanked by an abandoned refrigerator factory and a mortuary. "There...

October 22, 2001
Acquiesced•The Braves, to commissioner Bud Selig's request that, out of respect for the victims of Sept. 11, victorious postseason teams refrain from the traditional locker room champagne...

October 22, 2001
Here at SCORECARD we have at our fingertips a vast array of sophisticated sources of information: expert analysis, insider scouting reports, early access to breaking news. All of which we marshal...

October 22, 2001
Life away from the limelight can be tough for former athletes, which is why Inside Schwartz, NBC's new sitcom about a wannabe sportscaster with a rich fantasy life, has proved to be a godsend for...

October 22, 2001
Now that he's done with baseball and football, Deion Sanders says he'd like to join the professional bass-fishing tour.

October 22, 2001
DONNY DANIELSCal State-Fullerton basketball coach, on attracting players to the program given the Titans' sparse facilities: "My dream has been to find recruits who step into our gym and say,...

October 22, 2001
Terry Gurnett, SPENCERPORT, N.Y.SoccerGurnett, 46, earned his 300th career victory as women's coach at the University of Rochester when he snapped Emory's 24-game University Athletic Association...

October 22, 2001
The postseason got off to a rousing start with the Mariners, Yankees and Diamondbacks each winning their Division Series in a dramatic fifth game to join the Braves in the hunt for a championship

October 22, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
When he arrived for spring training with the Seattle Mariners in February—and even after he batted .375 with a 23-game hitting streak in the first six weeks of the season—no one could have...

October 22, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
SI asked major league scouts who have closely followed the playoff teams to help prepare reports on the four clubs in the League Championship Series. The scouts were promised anonymity in exchange...

October 22, 2001 | Tom Verducci
The toy-car-racin', profanity-rappin', towel-snappin' romper room that is the Oakland Athletics' clubhouse at Network Associates Coliseum fell so quiet last Saturday evening you could have heard a...

October 22, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Lineup

October 22, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
There was a retractable roof overhead, the National League's youngest franchise on the field, a national chain restaurant in the upper deck in leftfield and a swimming pool behind the fence in...

October 22, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Lineup

October 22, 2001 | Michael Farber
This was supposed to be last call for the Atlanta Braves, the year the lights went out in Georgia. The Braves lost more often at home than they won in 2001, had to replace three of four starting...

October 22, 2001 | Michael Farber
Lineup

October 22, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Beset by panic attacks, Toronto's Shayne Corson turned to linemate and in-law Darcy Tucker for help

October 22, 2001 | Josh Elliott
Inspired by Walter Payton and a change of scenery, Ahman Green is thriving as the main man in resurgent Green Bay's ground game

October 22, 2001 | Peter King
In what he calls perhaps his best game, Brett Favre burned Baltimore for 337 yards and three touchdowns

October 22, 2001 | Tim Layden
Bolstered by a mammoth offensive line, Miami blew into Tallahassee and blew out Florida State to regain its No. 1 ranking

October 22, 2001 | S.L. Price
From Maryland to Missouri, from Northwestern to Alabama, a new wave of hard-line coaches is laying down the law

October 22, 2001
The NFLColts defense making stridesAll's Lovie-dovey with the RamsReality check for Davis and Browns

October 22, 2001 | Peter King
Work in ProgressThough it showed some spunk against the Raiders, the Colts' defense has a ways to go

October 22, 2001 | Peter King
WORD ASSOCIATIONWith the Cowboys' Emmitt Smith, the No. 2 rusher of all time

October 22, 2001 | Peter King
The offense has taken a lot of heat for Tampa Bay's 2-2 start, but the Bucs' highly touted defense hasn't been up to snuff either. It ranked last in the league in third-down stops (50%) going into...

October 22, 2001
Diamonds in the rough: For postgame playoff analysis from Tom Verducci, Jeff Pearlman and Stephen Cannella, go to cnnsi.com/baseball.

October 22, 2001 | Paul Zimmerman
They Know each other well, they socialize in the off-season, they play in the same golf tournaments. The Giants are mostly Jersey guys, while the Jets hang out on Long Island, but the two teams...

October 22, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
From the DepthsAfter three seasons in the Pac-10 cellar, Washington State is ranked and unbeaten

October 22, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Of the 117 Division l-A teams, only 10 have relied primarily on one player to handle both punting and placekicking this season. Here's a rundown of those doubly strong-legged guys, including Damon...

October 22, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
YA GOTTA LOVE THIS GUYTulane sophomore tailback Mewelde Moore knows all about perseverance. Lightly recruited as a senior at Baton Rouge's Belaire High, he was offered a scholarship at Tulane only...

October 22, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
There's no need to bother voting for the Tour's comeback of the year in 2002. The South course at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., site of the Buick Invitational, has a lock on the award.

October 22, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
What do these pros have in common?

October 22, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Do you agree or disagree with the PGA of America's decision to postpone the Ryder Cup until next year?

October 22, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
John Daly will play in the Masters next year. It took failing to qualify for the tournament for the first time since 1997 and the threat of Q school to get his attention, but with a new calmness,...

October 22, 2001
Wynne Solle, PINE NEEDLES, N.C.Solle, 44, won the Carolinas Golf Association mid-amateur. He and Mike Carlisle, 44, of Aiken, S.C., fired two-under 142s in regulation before Solle birdied the...

October 22, 2001 | Scott Houston
MJ aced me out for Top Nut in 1989, but this season Arnie's going to help me win

October 22, 2001
•Plodder FodderBob Estes plays against type during a 30-under trip on the wild side in Las Vegas.

October 22, 2001 | Seth Davis
Things were looking up for Tom Lehman in Las Vegas. If only the city could say the same

October 22, 2001 | John Garrity
A course project gone awry led to a criminal charge against ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen