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August 31, 1992 Table Of Contents

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Larry Bird


Larry Bird's brilliant career ended last week after 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics

By Jack McCallum

College Football '92

The Best and the Worst

A Helping Of Family Values

Miami's dynasty is sustained by former stars and their legacy of excellence—and arrogance

By Sally Jenkins

The End Of the Line

For the past 20 years, losing football games has been the woeful tradition at New Mexico State

By John Garrity

Bursting Upon the Scene

Six months out of high school, San Diego State's Marshall Faulk rewrote the NCAA record book

By Austin Murphy

The Power Of Positive Thinking

A charismatic coach and a savvy school president joined forces to resurrect Kansas State

By Douglas S. Looney

Nothing But The Best

What ingredients would combine to make the perfect football program? The items on the following pages suggest an answer

The Gentlest Giants

Genial coach John Gagliardi's toughest job at St. John's of Minnesota is keeping the faculty happy

By Austin Murphy

Clean, Sober and Insufferable

Brigham Young is loathed for its holier-than-thou attitude as well as for its relentless success

By Douglas S. Looney

Cool, Refreshing Juice

Penn State wideout O.J. McDuffie has had no trouble living up to his hallowed initials

By Michael Jaffe

Where Are The Good Old Days?

Southern Cal, a team of glorious tradition, is struggling to recover from a 3-8 season

By Richard Hoffer

The Top 20

Will the Missile be a bigger blast than the Rocket? Will Nebraska ever win another bowl game? How long will it take SEC fans to discover that Woo Pig Sooie isn't a Chinese dish? Can the Gators win their first national title? Can anyone beat Miami?

By William F. Reed

Conferences & Independents

By Michael Jaffe

Options Aplenty

Shawn Graves snubbed the big time and became a masterly wishbone quarterback at Division II Wofford

By Ed Hinton

Division I-AA

Division III



By Tim Kurkjian

The Analyst

By Steve Hirdt/ The Elias Sports Bureau

For The Record

New Yorker takes the Travers...Winter League game stopped cold...Say it ain't so, Treboh Joe

Edited by Tim Crothers

Faces in the Crowd

Point After

The South Rises Again

Regrettably, the SEC has seen only the glory of the coming of a conference playoff game

By William F. Reed



By Mark Mulvoy



Edited by Richard Demak