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November 22, 1999 | Volume 91, Issue 20

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Peyton Manning Cover - Sports Illustrated November 22, 1999

November 22, 1999 | Seth Davis
Shooting StarFreshman Casey Jacobsen shone in an impressive start by Stanford

November 22, 1999 | Seth Davis
Seton Hall coach Tommy Amaker has never so much as tasted a beer, and he only sips wine on special occasions. However, on the evening of Aug. 6 Amaker got the kind of phone call that could drive a...

November 22, 1999 | Gary Smith
<b>Australian swimming sensation Ian Thorpe-who figures to be a household name everywhere by the end of the 2000 Olympics—owes his world-record speed partly to his size-17 dogs but even more to...

November 22, 1999 | Rick Reilly
It was reported last week that the cost for a family of four to go to an average NBA game has risen 11% from last season, to $266.61. Wait, wait, wait! Can that be true—$266 to see an average NBA...

November 22, 1999 | Jamal Greene
October 10, 1977

November 22, 1999
Winning or losing when you give your best effort is admirable. It shows class. Quitting while you struggle is pathetic.—LOUIS PATTON, Los Angeles

November 22, 1999
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, Time & Life Building, New York,...

November 22, 1999 | John Walters
Highlights

November 22, 1999 | John Walters
The producers of 7th Heaven (WB, Mondays, 8 p.m.) sought a "Kurt Rambis type" to play the principled girls' basketball coach at Glen Oak High. Talk about typecasting: Rambis got the role as Coach...

November 22, 1999 | John Walters
Seattle, which as home to Microsoft, Nirvana, Starbucks and even Frasier has arguably had more influence on this decade than any other American city, has a new weapon in its pop-consciousness...

November 22, 1999 | John Walters
Already a net star, Anna Kournikova gets an official site

November 22, 1999 | Steve Rushin
As sports pages reveal, for athletes, romance is never farther away than the nearest Hooters

November 22, 1999 | Leigh Montville
There's something rotten about the boom in strange memorabilia

November 22, 1999 | Leigh Montville
He's having a howling good time. Last year the Timberwolves' towering I-beam was the 11th-best scorer in the NBA and the ninth-best rebounder. A week into the new season Kevin Garnett had a...

November 22, 1999 | Leigh Montville
7Fouls by Hawks rookie Cal Bowdler during a loss to the Trail Blazers in which the official scorer lost count.

November 22, 1999
Sweet FifteenAdrian Beltre's youth might set him free

November 22, 1999
Surprised•Larry Holmes, by more than 100 revelers at his 50th-birthday party at Holmes's restaurant in Easton, Pa. "There was an open bar as we waited for Larry," said one guest, "but after he...

November 22, 1999
Gone are the days when the most fun you could have with helium was to inhale it and talk like Alvin the Chipmunk. Now you can ride a 21-foot balloon inflated with helium. Push off the ground and...

November 22, 1999
Two Las Vegas casinos now offer drive-through sports betting.

November 22, 1999
LISA MCCAFFREYWife of Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey, on Ed's latest concussion: "When he didn't remember our anniversary, I knew he was O.K."

November 22, 1999
Q: With guys like Ray Lucas and Keyshawn Johnson, do you think [the Jets] will target you Monday night?

November 22, 1999 | Lynda Huey
Last month, sports figures from across the country came to Berkeley to honor the experiment they had been part of, the Oberlin Experiment, and the man behind it, Jack Scott. The co-founder of...

November 22, 1999
David Kimani, NairobiCross-countryKimani, a freshman at South Alabama, won his fourth straight meet by running away from the field at the Sun Belt Conference Championships. His time in the...

November 22, 1999 | Michael Silver

November 22, 1999 | Tim Layden
His Heisman hopes dashed by a theft conviction, Florida State's is trying to salvage what looked to be a dream season

November 22, 1999 | Michael Farber

November 22, 1999 | Michael Farber
Here's SI special contributor Pierre McGuire's ranking of the NHL's top 15 rookies in terms of how he rates their long-term prospects.

November 22, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
Lennox Lewis finally took undisputed possession of the heavyweight crown by all-too-carefully outfighting aging Evander Holyfield

November 22, 1999 | Phil Taylor

November 22, 1999
For Division I men's and women's schedules, stats, rosters and scores, go to cnnsi.com/basketball/college. Plus, send your college hoops questions to Grant Wahl's mailbag.

November 22, 1999
THE NFL

November 22, 1999 | Peter King
The Vikings showed some of their old firepower in a win over the Bears

November 22, 1999 | Peter King
The free-agent class of 2000 should be rich in talent. Though teams retain exclusive negotiating rights on their own free agents until Feb. 10, some clubs will have trouble squeezing that last...

November 22, 1999 | Peter King
1. Brain Lock of the WeekWith 5:26 left the Lions scored a touchdown to pull within 23-19 of the Cardinals, and Detroit coach Bobby Ross inexplicably went for two. The conversion attempt failed....

November 22, 1999
Hey, Morton!Lions receiver Johnnie Morton extends himself for a catch in front of Cardinals defensive back Tom Knight during Arizona's 23-19 victory on Sunday.

November 22, 1999 | Paul Zimmerman
How do you handicap emotion? You don't. You guess. Most of the time you're surprised.

November 22, 1999 | Ed Hinton
First, at LastAt age 42, Dale Jarrett finally locked up his first Winston Cup title

November 22, 1999 | Ed Hinton
Matt Kenseth's arrival sets up a rookie rivalry with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

November 22, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
Virginia Tech danced past Miami and closer to the national title game

November 22, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
•Ohio State (6-5, 3-4) at Michigan (8-2, 5-2)•Penn State (9-2, 5-2) at Michigan State (8-2, 5-2)

November 22, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
Solomon Bates, LB, Arizona State—At 17, the 6'3", 255-pound Bates is the youngest player in Division I-A. Before suffering a season-ending torn MCL in his right knee on Oct. 30, he had 42 tackles,...

November 22, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
Tiny wideout Troy Walters of Stanford has rewritten the Pac-10 record book

November 22, 1999 | Brian Cazeneuve
Duel PurposePeter Westbrook is turning inner-city kids into America's top fencers