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TO OUR READERS

By Bill Colson

Catching Up With...

WYOMING FORWARD FENNIS DEMBO NOVEMBER 18, 1987

By L. Jon Wertheim

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Pro Football

Big Bang Theory

Increasingly, NFL Teams Are Turning To Beefy, Big-Butted Backs Who Can Both Bowl Over And Blow Past The Opposition

By Austin Murphy

BRONKOSAURUS BRONKO NAGURSKI WAS, LITERALLY, A MONSTER OF THE MIDWAY

By Paul Zimmerman

BIG STUFF MIKE ALSTOTT IS PART BULL, PART BON VIVANT--AND JUST WHAT THE BUCS NEEDED

By Michael Silver

Hockey

THREE JEERS BUFFALO'S DOMINIK HASEK, THE LEAGUE MVP, IS OFF TO A TERRIBLE START, AND SABRES FANS AREN'T LETTING HIM FORGET IT

By Michael Farber

Pro Basketball

HURRY BACK! LACKING INJURED CATALYST SCOTTIE PIPPEN AND A LOT OF THEIR OLD FIRE, THE BULLS HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING JUST TO SCORE

By Jackie MacMullan

BIRDS OF PREY OFF TO A SOARING 10-0 START, THE HAWKS KEEP PECKING AWAY AT OPPONENTS WITH A BALANCED ATTACK THAT'S BEEN WINNING ONE CLOSE GAME AFTER ANOTHER

By David Fleming

TWO FOR THE SHOW THINGS ARE LOOKING UP IN SAN ANTONIO NOW THAT THE TOWERING TANDEM OF TIM DUNCAN AND DAVID ROBINSON HAS TAKEN CHARGE

By Phil Taylor

College Football

TOPS IN HIS CLASS HE MAY NOT WIN THE HEISMAN, BUT MICHIGAN'S CHARLES WOODSON, A TWO-WAY SUPERMAN, HAS BEEN THE BEST PLAYER OF THE 1997 SEASON

By Tim Layden

ALWAYS A DULL MOMENT AN INTREPID VIEWER WATCHES COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES' SHOWS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND FINDS THEY'RE A GREAT CURE FOR INSOMNIA

By Jack McCallum

Inside Baseball

THREE TOP-NOTCH STARTERS UP FOR SALE--DISMANTLING A CHAMPION--DID JOHNSON ERR?

By Tom Verducci

Inside Motor Sports

IT WASN'T PRETTY, BUT... JEFF GORDON AND HIS HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS CREW NARROWLY AVERTED DISASTER TO WIN THEIR SECOND WINSTON CUP

By Ed Hinton

Inside The NFL

MARK BRUNELL SHOWED SOME OLD MAGIC IN A WIN OVER THE OILERS--DITKA'S DOG DAYS--SHANAHAN'S PARTING SHOT

By Peter King; Michael Silver

LET'S GET PHYSICAL

By RICHARD DEUTSCH

DR. Z'S FORECAST

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside College Football

TOUGHER UCLA RUNS ITS STREAK TO EIGHT--SMU LIVES!-- NOTRE DAME'S SECOND SEASON--PLAY A I-AA, PAY THE PRICE

By Ivan Maisel

RICKY WILLIAMS TEXAS'S BREAK-FROM-THE-PACK TAILBACK

By RICHARD DEUTSCH

Nostalgia [bonus Piece]

THE GOLDEN BOYS AFTER WORLD WAR II, NOTRE DAME FIELDED THE GREATEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM IN HISTORY, BUT WHICH UNBEATEN IRISH JUGGERNAUT WAS IT: THE '46 OR THE '47 SQUAD?

By Paul Zimmerman

JUSTICE AND MR. JONES THE NCAA SUSPENDED CHARLES JONES FOR THAT MOST HEINOUS CRIME: TOO MUCH SUMMER BALL

By Rick Telander

Departments

LETTERS

SOCCER BRIBE ATTEMPT...HAILING A HOOPS WHISTLE-BLOWER... NEW FACES FOR KEENAN AND DEMERS...PACKERS STOCK: BUYER BEWARE...HUNTER HEART ATTACKS...ATHLETES' MEA CULPAS

By William Nack EDITED BY Jack McCallum AND Richard O'Brien STAFF WRITER Kostya Kennedy