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16 Capital Gain
Unhappy Warrior Chris Webber left for D.C., which may not be his last move
by Phil Taylor

20 High and Too Mighty
Roy Jones Jr. is alone at the top after winning the LU super middleweight title
by Richard Hoffer

26 Wham, Bam, 'Bama
The unbeaten Tide rolled past Auburn and into contention for the national title
by Tim Layden

30 Leader of the Pac
Oregon held off Oregon State to sew up its first Rose Bowl berth in 37 years
by Austin Murphy

38 To the Rescue
Third-stringer Jeff Blake has roused the Bengals and has Cincy at his feet
by Peter King

44 Paper Trail
Four ex-coaches were indicted in the Feds' probe of Baylor's basketball program
by Jack McCallum


50 Bouncing Back
New players and coaches put the Big East among the top conferences once again
by Jack McCallum

62 The Top 25
History says the defending champs will fall, and UCLA is ready to rise
by Jack McCallum

74 Arkansas Strong Man
Count on Corliss Williamson to pull his weight as the Hogs defend their title
by Bruce Newman

80 The Women's Top 10
Tennessee has gone back to basics and should go back to the summit
by Kelli Anderson

82 Key Performer
With one shot, Charlotte Smith won an NCAA title and joined an elite group
by Kelli Anderson

95 Small Colleges
Norfolk State and F&M are the SI picks to win in Division II and Division III, respectively

100 The Coed Boppers' Top Cat
This 1968 SI Classic profiles Pete Maravich, the college game's top scorer
by Curry Kirkpatrick

108 Innocents Abroad
Cultures collided when Mississippi State made a summer tour of Finland
by Steve Rushin


4 Letters
7 Faces in the Crowd
9 Scorecard
88 Sports People
125 Inside the NFL
132 Inside College Football
138 Point After

Cover Photograph by Michael O'Neill



Casting a Long Shadow: Redskin defenders were left mostly in the dark as Alvin Harper shone with this TD catch in a 31-7 Cowboy romp on Sunday.