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October 15, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 15

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Jimmy Wilkerson Cover - Sports Illustrated October 15, 2001

October 15, 2001 | Paul Zimmerman
Is home field really that much of an edge? No one knows for sure, but two of Sunday's big winners at home, Tampa Bay and Baltimore, take to the road as underdogs against teams that lost road games...

October 15, 2001 | Rick Reilly
My old Russian contact, Ivan the Unbearable, showed up at my door yesterday. Before I knew it, he was plopped on the sectional, drinking my beer, scouring TV Guide. Seems Ivan had just finished a...

October 15, 2001
Clemens, SeeRoger Clemens can attribute much of his past, present and future success to his family (Rocket Science, Sept. 10). So ingrained in him are baseball and the art of the strikeout, I'm...

October 15, 2001
Letters

October 15, 2001 | Amanda Ward
FEBRUARY 27, 1989

October 15, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Carnac is back to prophesy the response to your every sports question

October 15, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Highlights

October 15, 2001 | John O'Keefe
In the first weeks of the season, Sportsline.com's innovations on nfl.com have paid off for both sites

October 15, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Steve Buckhantz first got an inkling of how much Michael Jordan wanted to play while spending the evening of last Dec. 6 with His Airness. As the two of them watched a 19-point lead against the...

October 15, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Fox has ditched 1st & Ten, the computer-generated yellow line that indicates how far a team must to get a first down, from its NFL telecasts. Reason: The cost ($20,000 to $25,000 per game)...

October 15, 2001 | Tom Verducci
The American League is chock-full of candidates this season

October 15, 2001
Things are getting somber in Happy Valley, where Penn State coach Joe Paterno has been stuck on 322 career wins—one short of Bear Bryant's Division I-A record—since last November. The Nittany...

October 15, 2001
$95-$135Cost to attend the Wizards' intrasquad scrimmage on Oct. 9—attendees had to purchase a season ticket to home basketball games of UNC-Wilmington, where Michael Jordan and his teammates were...

October 15, 2001
Running back Rod Smart, a.k.a. the XFL's He Hate Me, signed with the Eagles last week, marking the latest high note in his dizzyingly up-and-down career. Here's a glance at how Smart's stock has...

October 15, 2001
A European temptress leaves behind a string of boyfriends who discover that their careers are in peril after their encounters with the woman. This week's episode of Law and Order? No, just the...

October 15, 2001
Assigned•Washington Post metropolitan reporter Michael Leahy, to cover Michael Jordan on a daily basis for the paper. According to the job description, the paper hopes for "an account of a season...

October 15, 2001
It's every surfer's dream: bright sun, low winds, big swells, a $2,400 Gucci under your arm. All right, maybe not every surfer's dream, but for riders looking to make fashion waves, Gucci and...

October 15, 2001
What the hell are you doing here?

October 15, 2001
Strange to say, but the hottest place for a Hollywood celebrity or a sports star to be seen these days is ground zero. Everyone from Muhammad Ali to Elizabeth Taylor has visited the site of the...

October 15, 2001
BERNARD HOPKINSMiddleweight champ, asking his agent to get him more body ads for future fights like the temporary tattoo for an online casino he had on his back during his Sept. 29 bout with Felix...

October 15, 2001 | Allan Shipnuck
No. 2 De La Salle beat No. 1 Long Beach Poly to extend its 10-year winning streak

October 15, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
Michigan State and Michigan could well meet again for the NCAA title

October 15, 2001 | Dniel G. Habib
Early in the second period of last Saturday's tie at Spartan Stadium, Mike Cammalleri scooped up a loose puck at the Michigan State blue line, twirled around defenseman Joe Markusen as if Markusen...

October 15, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
Home is where the heart is for U.S. all-around champion Sean Townsend

October 15, 2001
Pat Noonan, BALLWIN, MO.SoccerNoonan, an All-America junior forward at Indiana, had 12 points in three games to lead the No. 6 Hoosiers over Butler, No. 8 Penn State and Michigan State. He also...

October 15, 2001
Getting Schooled

October 15, 2001
THE FLORIDA COUNT: c. In its 16 meetings with Florida State (the last coming in 1978), Houston is 12-2-2.

October 15, 2001
The Bonds MarketA flotilla of fans chokes McCovey Cove beyond the rightfield wall of Pac Bell Park on Sunday, vainly awaiting the arrival of Giants slugger Barry Bonds's 73rd home run of the...

October 15, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
With a mighty burst of power, Barry Bonds seized the home run record and capped his astounding season on a weekend that was rich in baseball history

October 15, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
A pair of greats, Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn, whose allegiance to the game and their teams was unflagging, got farewell salutes

October 15, 2001 | Austin Murphy
Led by the hard hitting of strong safety ROY WILLIAMS, Oklahoma stopped Texas in its tracks

October 15, 2001 | Michael Farber
After a 16-month layoff, concussion-prone Eric Lindros was rusty but also showed flashes of why the Rangers paid dearly for him

October 15, 2001 | Jeffri Chadiha
The Ravens gave the once-mighty Titans a dose of their own medicine, leaving Tennessee winless and searching for answers

October 15, 2001 | Michael Silver
There's not much flash in Rich Gannon's game, but moxie and hard work have made him one of the league's top quarterbacks

October 15, 2001 | Tim Layden
The desegregation of T.C. Williams High in 1971 led to a state football title and a Disney movie. Thirty years later all that progress has been reserved. What happened?

October 15, 2001
SoccerCagey coach guides U.S. into World CupHonduras snubs MVP of MLSState of stadium construction

October 15, 2001 | Grant Wahl
MastermindIn qualifying for the World Cup, U.S. coach Bruce Arena pushed all the right buttons

October 15, 2001 | Grant Wahl
While plans for soccer-only facilities for the Fire and the MetroStars are stuck in the talking stages, crews are scheduled to break ground in mid-November on a 20,000-seat soccer stadium for the...

October 15, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
SeminoledGeorgia coach Mark Richt pulled a play out of a familiar book to upset Tennessee

October 15, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
YA GOTTA LOVE THIS GUYUNLV freshman tailback Dominique Dorsey is listed in the Rebels' media guide as being 5'8", 165 pounds, but even that's generous. He's closer to 5'7", 153. Dorsey's first...

October 15, 2001 | Kelley King
Andra Davis is making up for lost time, and Florida is reaping the benefits

October 15, 2001 | Peter King
Trial and ErrorA mauling by the Bears showed Falcons rookie Michael Vick just how much he has to learn

October 15, 2001 | Peter King
MATCH GAMEChargers quarterback Doug Flutieversus the Patriots and their fans

October 15, 2001 | Peter King
Before the season, Broncos wideout Rod Smith and cornerback Deltha O'Neal made a deal: Smith would pay $100 for each O'Neal interception; O'Neal would pay $100 for each Smith touchdown catch. With...