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Golf Plus

The Week Aug. 1-7

Impact Player Ernie Els left his mark on the International, but can he do the same against Tiger Woods at the PGA?

By Alan Shipnuck

Home Groan Russ Cochran, the pride of Paducah, will never forget the big one that got away the last time the PGA was played in Kentucky

By Gary Van Sickle

Fat Accompli The Fatty Open, an annual celebration of golf and gluttony in New Haven, Conn., is the only tournament in which no one has ever hit it thin

By Franz Lidz

Notebook

By Jaime Diaz; Scott Gummer

My Shot I know I am tough, but I am doing what's best for my daughter's career on the LPGA tour

By Arsenio Delasin

Caddie Cam Carts will be the death of me, and my profession

By Linn Strickler

Pet of the Week

By Rick Lipsey

Suck It Up Colin Montgomerie must play in the U.S. if he's to become one of the greats

By Jaime Diaz

Catching Up With...

Tommy Casanova, Two-way Star SEPTEMBER 13, 1971

By Pete McEntegart

Si View

It's a Real Horse Race! In this election year it's abundantly clear that politics and sports are changing places in American life

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Multimedia

By John Walters

Training Camp

Blind Optimism In a whirlwind tour of training camps, SI's reporter found an extra bounce in the step of NFL players, who have renewed playoff hopes thanks to the Rams and the Titans

By Peter King

Olympics 2000

Unflagging Five-time gold medalist Jenny Thompson, 27, plans to undress her younger rivals in Sydney and become the most decorated U.S. woman Olympian ever

By Jack McCallum

Baseball

Power Of Love Uplifted by his marriage to a devout singer, Dodgers slugger Gary Sheffield is in the throes of his most productive season

By Jeff Pearlman; David Sabino

Double Crown

By David Sabino

Inside

Inside THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Inside Olympic Sports

Inside Olympic Sports

By Brian Cazeneuve; Tim Layden

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Mark Bechtel

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella; Michael Farber

Hammering the Ball After some rocky seasons, Colorado's Jeffrey Hammonds hits his stride

By Stephen Cannella

College Football Preview 2000

Let 'er Rip A Five Minute Guide to the New Season

By John Walters

Escape Artists The elusive, keen-armed quarterback who can beat the beasts of defense with his feet as well as his arm is all the rage in college ball

By Ivan Maisel

A Cut Above The Rest

Blessed with talents rarely seen in a quarterback, Virginia Tech's Michael Vick is a physical marvel without a typical superstar's ego

By John Ed Bradley

The Nicest Team In Football Pacific Lutheran will help you off the ground and pat you on the back. Then the Division III champ will politely knock the stuffing out of you

By Austin Murphy

The Top 25 Scouting Reports

1 Nebraska In Lincoln, football is serious business, and this year's team is very, very serious

By Austin Murphy

2 Florida State Here's a shocker: Bowden's boys, the defending champs, are planning to repeat

By B.J. Schecter

3 Alabama Deep in talent, deep in attitude, the Tide thinks this is the year it rolls all the way in

By Ivan Maisel

4 Michigan A two-sport quarterback is all the buzz, but a one-sport wideout is the key man

By Mark Bechtel

5 Wisconsin The two-time defending Rose Bowl champs will prove there's life after Dayne

By Mark Beech

6 Kansas State The Wildcats are loaded, and only one thing stands in their way. Alas, it's Nebraska

By Richard Deitsch

7 Georgia A defensive guru has been imported to put the bite back in the Dawg D

By Lars Anderson

8 Clemson The go-go Tigers play a soft schedule--except for Florida State

By Ivan Maisel

9 Texas The eyes of Texas are upon the quarterback duel--and it's an intriguing contest indeed

By Gene Menez

10 Miami The forecast for South Florida: Hurricane Santana is going to inflict major damage

By B.J. Schecter

11 Florida The '99 Gators were 9-4; that for Spurrier is a losing season. Will the suffering end?

By B.J. Schecter

12 Virginia Tech Yes, the Hokies lost 11 starters and their kicking game. But you-know-who is back

By Austin Murphy

13 Washington It's easy enough to name the key to the Huskies' season. Can you say Tuiasosopo?

By Austin Murphy

14 Tennessee The Vols are hurt by lack of experience-- yeah, just like '98, when they won the title

By Pete McEntegart

15 TCU T is for Tomlinson, C is for Coach Franchione, U is for...Undefeated?

By Gene Menez

16 Purdue For Brees to win the Heisman, he'll need more help from his D than he got last year

By Josh Elliott

17 Mississippi If the Deuce gets loose--and he will--the Rebels can contend for the SEC title

By Pete McEntegart

18 USC Palmer is back in good health, and for the Trojans that could make all the difference

By Alan Shipnuck

19 Penn State Joe Pa needs seven wins to pass the Bear. With an unproven defense, it won't be easy

By Mark Bechtel

20 Southern Miss With a newfangled offense, the Golden Eagles will try to fly faster and farther

By Jamal Greene

21 Illinois In Champaign, it's the passing game that's now the toast of the town

By Ivan Maisel

22 Ohio State The Buckeyes have retailored the offense. Now they'll have to see if it fits

By Jamal Greene

23 Oklahoma There is change in the air: In Norman these days they'd sooner pass than run

By Richard Deitsch

24 Colorado State The Rams want to build on last year's late success by using a not-so-secret weapon

By Elizabeth Newman

25 Colorado The Buffaloes play the nation's toughest schedule. Will they live to tell about it?

By Mark Beech

One To 115 Our Rankings from Top to Bottom

Compiled By Richard Deitsch

Boola, Boola for the Victors!

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Bad News for These Bears Having relatives in the majors is a mixed blessing for these minor leaguers

By Jeff Pearlman

Gear Go fishing, go running whenever you wish and still not miss the first pitch

By Mark Beech

Road Warrior Robert Garside hopes to be the first man to run around the world

By Jamal Greene

Books A breezy read on the Yanks, but sentimentality clouds bios of Hank Aaron and Marion Jones

By Ron Fimrite

Leading Off

Letters

Scorecard Paterno's Call--WNBA Spot--Tiger Fight--Shaq the Scribe

By Phil Taylor Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Joe Pa Knows Best?

By George Dohrmann Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Picking at Scabs

By Ron Fazio Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces In The Crowd

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic