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Golf Plus

The Week Aug. 3-9

Team Effort Tom Lehman fell short at the Buick Open, but stepped forward as the man most likely to unite the U.S. side at the Ryder Cup

By Gary Van Sickle

Opposing View In Europe the Ryder Cup remains serious business

By Alan Shipnuck

Notebook

Edited by Cameron Morfit

My Shot Don't tell anyone, but discovering what could be Hogan's secret is the key to my success

By Dave Eichelberger Edited by Cameron Morfit

Catching Up With...

Frank Baur, Lafayette Quarterback September 4, 1989

By B.J. Schecter

Si View

SI view The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Quick! Cover That Woman! The U.S. victory in the Women's World Cup has the media on a gender bender

By Steve Rushin

Baseball

No Doubt About It In this longball era, there was nothing cheap about Mark McGwire's run to his 500th home run, which confirmed his place among the game's power-hitting elite

By Tom Verducci

Pro Football

Aussies Rule

During a three-day footy-fest in Sydney, the author didn't have much luck convincing two mates that the NFL game measured up to two Australian brands

By Gary Smith

College Football Preview 1999

5 Minute Guide To '99 Whoa, Nellie! Expect the unexpected--even when it involves familiar faces--in what promises to be a wild and woolly year

By John Walters

10 Players The NFL Wants Now

9 Jamal Lewis If his surgically repaired knee holds up, the Tennessee back will be hard to bring down

By David Fleming

10 Daniel Franks This Miami tight end, only a junior, has left lasting impressions on would-be tacklers

By David Fleming

7 Ron Dayne After carrying Wisconsin to a Rose Bowl win, this power back will bowl over the drafters

By David Fleming

8 Roland Seymore Grandma knew best when she nudged this Florida State defensive end into football

By David Fleming

6 Drew Brees ABOUT FACE A quarterback from Texas is marked for greatness and leading a turnaround at, of all places, Purdue

By Tim Layden

4 Chris Redman This Louisville quarterback is smart and tough--like an old Cardinal named Unitas

By David Fleming

Chris Samuels Add this big, quick tackle to the list of Alabama's storied offensive linemen

By David Fleming

2 Peter Warrick This superlative Florida State wideout is, like Mark McGwire, a constant home run threat

By David Fleming

3 Courtney Brown This Penn State defensive lineman makes regular stops in the opponent's backfield

By David Fleming

Say It's So, Joe

He can't get his coach Joe Paterno to admit it, but Penn State's brash linebacker LaVar Arrington is the best in the country.

By Tim Layden

5 Plays That Win Games In the wide-open scramble for a national title, each top team has a bread-and-butter play it depends on to give it a decisive edge

By Lars Anderson

Team Of The Century

By Ivan Maisel

Scouting Reports

1 Penn State Paterno's best team since the 12-0 '94 squad could give him some championship hardware for his new building

By Tim Layden Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

2 Florida State The painful memories of a title that got away will be a powerful motivator for Chris Weinke and the Seminoles

By Tim Layden Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

3 Arizona An old recipe--overachieving with homegrown talent--may finally vault the Wildcats into college football's elite

By Ivan Maisel Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

4 Tennessee If the Volunteers hear one more time how lucky they were last season, they might go out and win another national title

By Ian Thomsen Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

5 Ohio State The Buckeyes lost eight starters to the NFL but still have enough talent to make another strong run at the national title

By B.J. Schecter Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

6 Nebraska If the Cornhuskers can sidestep the injury bug, they should have no trouble returning to their dominating ways

By Ian Thomsen Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

7 Florida Steve Spurrier's guys may think of themselves as underdogs, but other teams who do risk getting Gator-bit

By Tim Layden Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

8 Texas A&M No longer intimidated by high-ranked opponents, the Aggies and their fierce defense should strike fear in others

By B.J. Schechter Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

9 Georgia Tech The powerful Yellow Jackets have what it takes to make history repeat

By Ivan Maisel Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

10 Colorado Gary Barnett knows he must toughen up the Buffaloes if they're to return to glory

By B.J. Schecter Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

11 Wisconsin All eyes will be on Ron Dayne as he goes for the NCAA career rushing record

By Tim Crothers Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

12 Notre Dame The success of a new option offense will determine the pluck of these Irish

By Marty Burns Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

13 Miami The Hurricanes are stoked for the likes of Ohio State, Penn State and Florida State

By B.J. Schecter Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

14 UCLA The Bruins have the nation's top receivers, but who will throw them the ball?

By Richard Deitsch Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

15 Michigan The Wolverines are loaded up front but must avoid early-season stumbles

By Ian Thomsen Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

16 Alabama With a one-two punch at quarterback and running back, the Tide should be up

By Mark Bechtel Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

17 Virginia Tech A freshman quarterback could put some flash in the Hokies' offense

By Ivan Maisel Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

18 Georgia These Dawgs'll hunt if they can surround their young quarterback with some talent

By Lars Anderson Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

19 USC The Trojans ride in with an eclectic mix of offensive weapons and a retooled D

By Richard Deitsch Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

20 Texas Ricky who? The Longhorns won't be short on talent despite losing Williams

By Lars Anderson Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

21 Purdue The Boilermakers got fat on a light schedule but now must play the big boys

By Tim Layden Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

22 Arkansas It took a Nutt to lead the Razorbacks out of the wilderness and into bowls

By Ivan Maisel Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

23 Kansas State An inexperienced offense means the Wildcats will have to score with defense

By Mark Bechtel Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

24 Marshall The Thundering Herd may play at a small school, but it has big ambitions

By Richard Deitsch Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

25 Arizona State The Sun Devils hope their offense can cover up sins committed by their defense

By Gene Menez Projected lineups compiled by David Sabino

One To 114 OUR RANKINGS, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

Compiled by John Walters

Top 25 LOWER DIVISION RANKINGS

Compiled by B.J. Schecter

Inside

Inside THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella And Jeff Pearlman

Not Back At The Ranch Young slugger Erubiel Durazo has added razzmatazz to the Diamondbacks

By Jeff Pearlman

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Ed Hinton

Welcome To Los Angelose!

By Rick Reilly

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Scorecard

By Grant Wahl; John Rosengren Edited by Kevin Cook and Mark Mravic

Faces In The Crowd