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December 13, 1993 Table Of Contents

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First Person

Up Against the Gov

The author takes on New York's Mario Cuomo, an avid hoopster who was a star in his youth

By Nicholas Dawidoff


War of the Wheels

Outside Boulder, one notorious training ride has the locals up in arms

By Jeff Bradley

College Hockey

Southern Skates

Alabama-Huntsville has the only NCAA program below the Mason-Dixon line

By Christian Stone

Martial Arts

Shootfightin' Man

Bart Vale wants to see his violent sport become as big a hit here as it is in Japan

By Mark Jacobs


East Meets Best

Hakeem Olajuwon and the streaking Houston Rockets tied an NBA mark in routing the New York Knicks

By Phil Taylor

A New Breed of Hawk

By Phil Taylor


The Defense Never Rests

Chicago defenders outscored their own offense in a key victory over Green Bay

By Rick Telander

The People's Choice

Attack of the Killer Tomato Cans

Sixteen heavyweights, ex-cons and ex-champs alike, vied in a pay-per-view tournament won by an overfed and underpaid Tony Tubbs

By Pat Putnam


Reversal Of Fortunes

Indiana bounced back from an embarrassing loss against Butler to stun top-ranked Kentucky

By William F. Reed

Duncan Kennedy

Get Up, Stand Up

U.S. luger Duncan Kennedy refused to take a skinhead attack on a teammate lying down, and now he won't give up the fight

By Richard Hoffer

Terry Kirby

For Goodness' Sake

Dolphin rookie Terry Kirby is as admirable a person as he is a football player

By Rick Telander

Sports People

Mitch Williams

By Tom Verducci

Wayne Weaver

By Richard Hoffer

Nate Friends

By Hank Hersch


the NFL

By Peter King

College Football

Go East, Young Men

Wisconsin took the obvious route to Pasadena: via Tokyo, where the Badgers beat Michigan State

By Steve Rushin


Call Me Shark Bait

The writer, a novice diver, wondered if he had lost his mind when he jumped into the Pacific to swim with hammerhead sharks

By E.M. Swift


Art on the Wing

Grainger McKoy's works draw on his studies in architecture and zoology—and on a rare gift

By Amy Nutt


Four for the Season

In the shining array of books published for holiday giving, these in particular stand out

By Ron Fimrite

Point After

Rattling the Wrong Cage

Despite being baited by boorish bar patrons, Charles Barkley refuses to hide

By Leigh Montville



By Mark Mulvoy


Faces in the Crowd


Edited by Jack McCallum