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Golf Plus

The Week Nov. 2-8

Vintage Year Bruce Fleisher came from nowhere to have a rookie season on the Senior tour that was second to none

By Gary Van Sickle

Notebook

By Tom Hanson Edited by Cameron Morfit

My Shot This year you can find me at the course with my family, but beware of my slap shots

By Wayne Gretzky Edited by Cameron Morfit

Books

Books

By Charles Hirshberg

Catching Up With...

Art Heyman, Testy Basketball Star October 28, 1963

By Kostya Kennedy

Si View

SI View The Week In TV Sports

By John Walters

NFL Goes To School

By John Walters

Don't Rain On His Charade

Instead of admitting that he wanted to flee Seattle, Ken Griffey Jr. copped a lame excuse and got away with it

By Steve Rushin

Golf

A Year Beyond His Years With a victory at Valderrama, Tiger Woods put an exclamation point on one of the best seasons in golf history

By Jaime Diaz

College Football

Front-Runner In a tour de force against Purdue, Ron Dayne of Wisconsin bulldozed his way to the lead in the race for the Heisman Trophy

By Tim Layden

Boxing

Redefining Moment Heavyweight enigma Lennox Lewis, gifted but not yet great, has another chance to prove he's a warrior in this week's rematch against Evander Holyfield

By Richard Hoffer

Pro Football

Capital Gain Demanding new owner Daniel Snyder has shaken up the first-place Redskins, though their play on defense remains offensive

By Peter King

College Basketball 1999

Magic Moments A countdown of the 20 most historic events in college basketball* *And the bottom line on some moments that weren't so glorious

By Grant Wahl; Steve Rushin

Team For The Ages If you could have just five players for your lineup of the century, whom would you choose? Here are our starters, with a look at them then and now

By Jack McCallum

Scouting Reports

1 Auburn With 11 players back from a No. 1-seeded team, the Tigers have the troops to win it all

By Jack McCallum

2 North Carolina A new look caused a stir for the Tar Heels, who hope an old look will serve them well

By Tim Crothers

3 Michigan State There's a brutal schedule to endure without a point guard, but hey, they are Spartans

By Seth Davis

4 Florida Watch out for the young-gun Gators, who just might have the most talent in the nation

By Seth Davis

5 Ohio State The Buckeyes hope to ride their bickering backcourt all the way back to the Final Four

By Seth Davis

6 Connecticut Among those who question whether the Huskies can win another title is their coach

By Grant Wahl

7 Cincinnati A promising freshman is trying to erase a soft rep at the school of hard knocks

By Seth Davis

8 Temple The Owls should have a beefed-up offense thanks mostly to a slimmed-down forward

By B.J. Schecter

9 Arizona A program that's famous for its guards has a new look: A frontcourt that will give foes fits

By Kelly Anderson

10 UCLA The Bruins lost one of the nation's top point guards--and may be better without him

By Alan Shipnuck

12 Gonzaga Experience, toughness and hunger make the Bulldogs this year's sleeper to watch

By Kelly Anderson

11 Kentucky The Wildcats are contenders thanks to one pivotal player's decision to return to school

By Seth Davis

14 Duke Here's the deal with the Devils: Four players left for the NBA, and Duke is still loaded

By Tim Crothers

13 Syracuse The inconsistent Orangemen have lots of talent, but winning may be a matter of Hart

By B.J. Schecter

15 Utah Their Finn de siecle star must get tougher if the Utes are to have a happy new year

By Tim Crothers

17 Kansas There are changes in motion for the Jayhawks, who have a new look on offense

By Grant Wahl

16 Tennessee Last season the Vols showed they were good. Now they have to prove they believe it

By Tim Crothers

18 DePaul The Blue Devils' Q rating got a big lift when their star unexpectedly spurned the NBA

By Grant Wahl

19 Georgetown With a new coach laying down the law, the Hoyas are looking like a powerhouse again

By Seth Davis

21 Illinois Frankly, all the Illini need to succeed is some stellar play from their new point guard

By Grant Wahl

20 Texas Mihm's the word as the Longhorns unveil their new, improved and imposing front line

By Grant Wahl

23 Purdue The talent-depleted Boilermakers hope to have better results from better chemistry

By Grant Wahl

22 Valparaiso Thanks to Eastern Europe, Valpo could make a racket in the bracket at the NCAAs

By Tim Crothers

24 Oklahoma State A bigger lineup should help the Cowboys showcase their already stellar backcourt

By Grant Wahl

25 St. John's Even with two stars gone to the NBA, the Storm is hoping for another shocking year

By Jamal Greene

The Rest Of The Best

Out of Africa Forced to leave his home in war-torn Sudan at age nine and raised in Egypt and England 6'11" freshman forward Ajou Deng is bringing a world of talent to Connecticut

By Grant Wahl

Going To The Dawgs With the national championship really up for grabs for the first time in years, Georgia figures to pull down the crown

By Kelli Anderson

Mirror, Mirror Who has the fairest backcourt of all? Georgia, whose identical twin guards, Coco and Kelly Miller, are double trouble for opponents

By Franz Lidz

Fall Guys For assistant coaches, it's an occupational hazard: When scandals hit, they often serve as the scapegoats

By L. Jon Wertheim

Inside

Inside THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By David Fleming; Josh Elliott

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Playing Catch-Up After two wasted seasons, wideout Marcus Robinson is the Bears' go-to guy

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; B.J. Schecter; Jack McCallum

Southern Miss Surprise Adalius Thomas is the Golden Eagles' best player since Brett Favre

By B.J. Schecter

Inside Horse Racing

Inside Horse Racing

By William Nack; Mark Beech

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Tom Verducci

Magic's Greatest Trick

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Cleared For Takeoff Texas volleyball star Erin Aldrich has an eye on even loftier goals in the high jump

By Ian Thomsen

No Stopping Him Now A horrific car crash couldn't keep Flames rookie Robyn Regehr from the NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

Light It Up

By Mark Beech

Leading Off

Desert Games Australian Aborigines revel in traditional and nontraditional sports at an annual carnival

By Gene Menez

Bledsoe Of The Berkshires NFL scouts are intrigued by the skills of Williams quarterback Sean Keenan

By Marty Burns

Letters

Scorecard Dirty Fighting/Pokemon Sports/Speed Skydiving/Kazakh It to 'Em

By Tim Crothers; Richard Hoffer Edited by Kevin Cook and Mark Mravic

Leading With His Mouth A rough NBA initiation left rookie Steve Francis taking stock of himself

By Jackie MacMullan

Faces in the Crowd