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January 8, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Si View

Everything Must Go! A January clearance of unused column ideas marks down some of 2000's sports headliners

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Topical Flow

By John Walters

College Football

Sooner Boomers

Near-perfect execution by a crunching defense clinched an unbeaten, untied, unbelievable season for Oklahoma

By Austin Murphy

Sugar 'Canes Miami, displaying some vintage swagger, capped a sweet season with a convincing win over Florida

By Tim Layden

Passion Play Emotionally charged Washington shrugged off injuries and laid a big hurt on Purdue in Pasadena

By Ivan Maisel

Fiesta Feast A perennial loser no more, Oregon State underlined its turnaround by devouring Notre Dame in a New Year's Day stunner

By Kelley King

SI's All-Bowl Team Only a handful of them were vying for the national title, but each of these players was--for one game--No. 1 at his position, thus earning a spot on our postseason roster

By Ivan Maisel

Pro Basketball

Good Stock Once destined to fill shelves in a grocery in Croatia, Predrag Stojakovic instead fills the hoop for the Kings

By Jeff Pearlman


Owner Operator In his return to the ice, Penguins proprietor Mario Lemieux showed his old magic--and a more engaging personality

By Michael Farber

Thanks, Mario

By David Sabino

Pro Football

Best of the Best The Ravens' fiery Ray Lewis is making big news, this time on the field, as a defensive force nonpareil

By Michael Silver

Dr. Z's All-Pro Team

By Paul Zimmerman



Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis

Villanova Supernova The Wildcats have a new star in Michael Bradley, a transfer from Kentucky

By Seth Davis

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Confidence Man A kids' book and a new position have transformed the Hawks' Jason Terry

By Mark Bechtel

Make Way for the Jimbos Wouldn't you love to see these 10 sportscasters in nothing but a handheld and an earpiece?

By Rick Reilly


Bucking the Odds Antigua thinks it can keep the bad guys out of online gambling. It's a long shot

By Don Yaeger

Leading Off


Scorecard Fishy Name--Cheers and Jeers--Hot Air--Women's Grid Woes

By Stephen Cannella; Will Lee; George Dohrmann Edited by Mark Mravic

Ask The Coach Guidance for those lost in sports

Edited by Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Mravic