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January 12, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 1

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Brent Jones Cover - Sports Illustrated January 12, 1998

January 12, 1998 | Mark McClusky
Hot new NASCAR, football and hockey games should warm the winter nights

January 12, 1998 | Paul Gutierrez
The Negro Leagues Museum has a new home

January 12, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Our intrepid reporter wouldn't want to put words in anybody's mouth, but...

January 12, 1998 | Mike Cannell
The sports-mascot racket is not always full of yucks for the guy in the suit

January 12, 1998
Congratulations on approaching a difficult area with tact and objectivity. The debate continues.EDWARD T. CREAGAN, ROCHESTER, MINN.

January 12, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 1/10

January 12, 1998 | John Walters
Last week's Rose Bowl supplied us with the year's first fact-based TV movie—as if anyone would believe this tear-jerking, true-life fairy tale—Griese and Son. Our casting call: Mark Harmon,...

January 12, 1998 | Jamie Horowitz
AUG. 1, 1983

January 12, 1998 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

January 12, 1998 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Monday was the 10th anniversary of Pete Maravich's death. We remember the Pistol numerically.

January 12, 1998 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Kirstin Holum, a senior at Pius XI High in Milwaukee who holds the U.S. speed skating record in the 3,000 meters, says she will retire after the Winter Olympics and has applied to several art...

January 12, 1998 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Twenty-five years after his celebrated catch in the Pittsburgh Steelers' victory over the Oakland Raiders in the first playoff game held at Three Rivers Stadium, Franco Harris is hawking a...

January 12, 1998 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Marques JohnsonSeattle SuperSonics broadcaster, calling the action during a recent game against the Sacramento Kings: "Corliss [Williamson] is going to go the amphibious route, changing from the...

January 12, 1998 | Tim Layden
Is college football better off with whimsical polls and co-champs like Michigan and Nebraska than with the vagaries of a playoff system?

January 12, 1998 | Tim Layden

January 12, 1998
Kristin ArcherPYLESVILLE, MD.Archer, a senior goalie at Salisbury State, led the Sea Gulls to a 17-3 record and the quarterfinals of the Division III field hockey championships. Archer, who was a...

January 12, 1998 | S.L. Price
Nebraska coach Tom Osborne closed his career with unusual fervor but typical results: a resounding win

January 12, 1998 | Phil Taylor

January 12, 1998 | Austin Murphy
Old pals will square off when the 49ers and the Packers battle for the NFC championship

January 12, 1998 | Paul Zimmerman
Defensive coordinator

January 12, 1998 | Michael Silver
Bronco John Elway is just one win from his fourth super Bowl, but fast-improving Steeler Kordell Stewart stands in the way

January 12, 1998 | Franz Lidz
Oxford naturalist Redmond O'Hanlon writes travelogues of unknown and odd places

January 12, 1998 | Paul Zimmerman
The Broncos came out hot against the Steelers in their Dec. 7 meeting, jumping to a 21-7 lead only to get blown away by Kordell Stewart, who accounted for five touchdowns and 352 total yards, and...

January 12, 1998 | Alexander Wolff

January 12, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom talks softly but carries a big stick, as the NHL's top defenseman

January 12, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
Dominik Hasek's dazzling return to form may even save his coach's job, Stop the slashing, Sleepless in Ottawa

January 12, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
C Kirk MullerPanthers'97-98 salary: $1.7 millionFive-time 30-goal scorer had only two through Sunday; suspended for two games last month for stick-swinging.

January 12, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
When the Oilers traded defenseman Bryan Marchment and centers Steve Kelly and Jason Bonsignore to Tampa for underachieving 23-year-old Roman Hamrlik last week, they got a defenseman with a big...

January 12, 1998 | Kelli Anderson

January 12, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
Ask any coach whether he'd rather be highly ranked in the polls or highly seeded in the NCAA tournament, and he'll take the high seeding quicker than an LIU fast break. So we've convened a panel...

January 12, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
Duke at Florida State Saturday, Jan. 10

January 12, 1998 | Seth Davis
BALL STATE'S FRIENDLIER FORWARD

January 12, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
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January 12, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Without question, the Bulls' recent resurgence owes a lot to the board work of Dennis Rodman, whose 15.6 rebounds per game led the league at week's end. But one Western Conference executive...

January 12, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
SHAQ'S BACKLakers center Shaquille O'Neal returned to the lineup last Friday after missing 20 games with a strained abdominal muscle and broken right wrist. The key to L.A.'s championship hopes...

January 12, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Jazz point guard John Stockton returns to the Summit for the first time since his buzzer-beating three-pointer eliminated the Rockets in last year's Western Conference finals. Sir Charles &...

January 12, 1998 | John Walters
Never bet against a cat or Jason Kidd when either is in midair. The feline will always land on its feet, and the Suns' point guard, who has a penchant for going aloft off the dribble, will nearly...

January 12, 1998 | Leigh Montville