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August 30, 1993 | Volume 79, Issue 9

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Scott Bentley Cover - Sports Illustrated August 30, 1993

August 30, 1993 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
Down and Out

August 30, 1993 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Scott Ostler, in the San Francisco Chronicle, drawing a comparison between Oakland Athletic pitchers Goose Gossage, 42 (right), and Todd Van Poppel, 21: "Gossage's mustache is older than Van Poppel."

August 30, 1993 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Michael Johnson, one of the stars of the World Track and Field Championships in Stuttgart, Germany (page 18), on the $28,000 Mercedes given to each gold medalist: "Anybody good enough to win one...

August 30, 1993 | Rick Reilly
Inspired by Bryan Fortay, scrubs everywhere will soon be suing the clipboards off their coaches

August 30, 1993 | Steve Rushin
The Yankees are vying for a division title as first baseman Don Mattingly has again reached the heights

August 30, 1993 | Kenny Moore
Four U.S. sprinters and a track tyrant turned the World Championships into literature

August 30, 1993 | Alexander Wolff
It's clear after revelations that the Ottawa Senators considered tanking a game to clinch the No. 1 draft pick that the NHL needs a lottery

August 30, 1993 | Austin Murphy

August 30, 1993 | Austin Murphy
Freshman kicker Scott Bentley can't wait for a Florida State game to come down to one field goal

August 30, 1993 | Austin Murphy

August 30, 1993
Mr. OctoberYour nine-page valentine to Reggie Jackson (The Gall of Fame, Aug. 2) was pure fluff. To publish a fawning tribute to the man who set the standard for self-promotion over team goals...

August 30, 1993

August 30, 1993 | William F. Reed
Or, to be more accurate, the Next 19. There's no question the Seminoles are No. 1, but here are questions—and answers—about those chasing them

August 30, 1993
Jill McGillDENVERMcGill, 21, defeated Sarah Ingram of Nashville one up in the 36-hole final to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at San Diego Country Club. Earlier this summer McGill, a...

August 30, 1993 | Sally Jenkins
It is not politically correct to discuss the length of a man's hair, but Steve Taneyhill's cannot pass without comment. It is a plate-glass window waiting for a brick. About 14 inches long and...

August 30, 1993 | William F. Reed
Bryson City, N.C., is probably the only town in America with a stretch of pavement known as the Road to Nowhere. It was supposed to be the road to Knoxville, Tenn., cut right through the Smoky...

August 30, 1993 | Franz Lidz
Leshon Johnson grew up with Pet Bulls and Pit Bulls. The son of a professional rodeo cowboy, he rode his first bull, Double Bubble, at age seven. "Believe it or not," says the Northern Illinois...

August 30, 1993 | Kelli Anderson
It never hurts to ask, especially when you're dealing with USC senior defensive back Jason Sehorn. Consider what a few modest requests have produced in the past:

August 30, 1993 | Michael Jaffe
Those ear-piercing shrills you hear rising from the plains of central Kansas are probably coming from Percell Gaskins. A sophomore linebacker and high jumper at Kansas State, Gaskins has made a...

August 30, 1993 | Douglas S. Looney
Charles (CJ) Johnson was a 16-year-old sophomore at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, Calif., when he took inventory of his life and decided he had everything to die for.

August 30, 1993 | Tim Crothers
Alcorn State's Steve McNair spurned bigger schools so he could stay near home and play quarterback like his big brother

August 30, 1993
Even Alcorn quarterback Steve McNair won't prevent upstart Western Carolina from keeping the title in the mighty Southern Conference

August 30, 1993 | Hank Hersch
The Pittsburg State Gorillas should swat away all attackers and climb to the top of Division II

August 30, 1993
Pittsburg State, the most successful team in college football at any level over the last eight years, should finish on top once again

August 30, 1993 | Michael Jaffe
Mount Union's Jim Ballard and Baldwin-Wallace's John Koz may be jokers, but they're aces, too—the best quarterbacks in Division III

August 30, 1993
In a year of sterling-quarterbacks, the brightest of all is Mount Union's Jim Ballard, who will lead the Purple Raiders to the championship

August 30, 1993 | Alexander Wolff
Fans still long for the larger-than-life college football coach, the gridiron god epitomized by Bear Bryant, but the truth is that his like will never be seen again