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November 20, 2000 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week Nov. 7-13

Thanks a Million Money talked as the Tour closed the season at the American Express Championship, but Mike Weir got in the last word

By Alan Shipnuck

Mike Hoke Austin He holds the record for the longest drive ever in competition, and he hit it when he was 64

By Andy Brumer


By Jaime Diaz

My Shot Last week George W. Bush and Al Gore weren't the only ones wondering about their futures

By Joey Sindelar

Catching Up With...

Dwight Stones, High Jumper JULY 2, 1984

By Jamal Greene

Si View

Analyze This! The all-knowing Carnac again has the questions to sports' most pressing answers--even the one about Anna Kournikova's love life

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Mark Bechtel

Pinpoint Accuracy

By John O'Keefe

What We Saw, We Liked Go-Cam was underused during NBC's innovative NASCAR coverage

By Mark Bechtel

Pro Football

Brute Force The Saints--minus Ricky Williams--will have to lean hard on their ferocious defense

By Michael Silver


Bad Hair Day David Tua's 'do and his power were undone by the withering jabs of Lennox Lewis, who retained his heavyweight titles by decision. So why doesn't the champ get more respect?

By Richard Hoffer

College Football

Rip Van Weinke Four years after waking up to his failings in baseball, 28-year-old Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke is chasing a second national title and the Heisman

By Tim Layden

Brown-Out Alert Florida's sack-happy Alex Brown hopes to short-circuit Weinke

By Tim Crothers


Up Against It In an exclusive interview Marty McSorley discusses his on-ice assault of Donald Brashear and the resulting suspension, the longest in NHL history

By Kostya Kennedy

College Basketball 2000-2001

The Players' Choice Awards In this election year, SI had panels of players cast their votes and speak their minds about the best and worst in the college game

By Polls Conducted By Seth Davis

The Players' Player A poll of his peers found that Duke's Shane Battier, who's almost too good to be true, is their favorite for player of the year

By Tim Crothers

Hidden Talents Look carefully: Many of the most promising pro prospects in college hoops play at schools where few can see them

By Grant Wahl

Scouting Reports ACC and Big Ten powers pack SI's top 5, but can those teams, or any other contenders, hang with mighty Arizona?

1 Arizona How confident are these Wildcats? They're already staking out their place in history

By Grant Wahl

2 Duke The Blue Devils figure the quickest path to another title is defined by their two points

By Tim Crothers

3 Maryland With all five starters back, the Terrapins had better finally make the Final Four

By Tim Crothers

4 Illinois After having had a taste of success last March, the young Illini hunger for more

By Seth Davis

6 Kansas A pair of comeback stories could help produce a happy ending for the Jayhawks

By John Garrity

5 Michigan State Can the Flint connection again provide the spark that ignites a championship run?

By Seth Davis

8 Tennessee How far the Vols go will again depend on whether their go-to guy goes south

By Mark Bechtel

7 Seton Hall After an unexpected trip to the Sweet 16, the Pirates have that old swagger back

By Seth Davis

10 Florida Despite key losses, the Gators have the experience to return to the title hunt

By Seth Davis

9 North Carolina Forte is again a strong point for the Heels, who also hope height means might

By Seth Davis

12 Wisconsin The senior-laden Badgers again hope that experience can trump raw athletic talent

By Seth Davis

11 Stanford The Cardinal wants to make up for recent tournament failures--and look good doing it

By Grant Wahl

13 UCLA A discouraged NBA aspirant has raised hopes for a return to glory in Westwood

By Grant Wahl

14 Arkansas With 11 players back, last year's surprise SEC champs are primed for an encore

By Mark Bechtel

16 Kentucky The Wildcats' frontcourt is fortified by the late acquisition of a blue-chip recruit

By Mark Bechtel

15 USC Southern Cal's starting five can play with anyone; its bench is another story

By Grant Wahl

18 DePaul Two freshmen will be counted on to make this a balanced--and dangerous--team

By Seth Davis

17 Notre Dame Mike Brey's tranquility and Troy Murphy's talent have the Irish thinking NCAAs

By Seth Davis

20 Connecticut A trio of promising newcomers could turn a rebuilding year into a season to remember

By Chris Ballard

19 Georgetown The Hoyas now know that in the end their season had better be spelled NCAA, not NIT

By Tim Crothers

The Rest Of The Best

Style Points No matter how she wears her hair, UConn's two-time All-America forward, Svetlana Abrosimova, has the look of a winner

By Kelli Anderson

Women's Scouting Reports Can UConn win a second straight title? Huskies coach Geno Auriemma guarantees it

By Richard Deitsch

All-Points Bulletin Whether you're looking for a nice knish, perfect pastrami or a peerless playmaking guard, the best place to look is New York City. And the tradition continues with three new Big East point men

By Alexander Wolff



Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel

Basic Instinct Rocky Calmus may be mild-mannered, but he'll knock your block off

By Kelley King

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King; Josh Elliott

The King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

A Crucial Timeout Julian Swartz is taking this hoops season off, this school year off. He found a way to fight his condition.

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

Scorecard Recounting Votes--Revisiting Bonfire--Cut Me!--Cosell's Back

By Jaime Diaz; Anna Holmes Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic


Ask The Coach Guidance for those lost in sports

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic