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March 4, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Golf Plus

Persona Non Grata How could a guy with little more than a year on Tour be voted a least favorite playing partner by his peers? That's what Garrett Willis would like to know

By Chris Lewis

Big Wheels Keeping up with the Fleishers is no easy task for Sammy Rachels and the other members of the Senior tour who prefer a motor home to a hotel room

By Alan Shipnuck

Monster Mania For 40 years, tackling the Blue Monster at Doral has been one of the toughest tasks on the PGA Tour

By Cameron Morfit

Rocked Again Ouch! Scott McCarron was one-upped for the second week in a row, this time by Kevin Sutherland in a wacky Match Play Championship

By Gary Van Sickle

The Week

By Sal Johnson Edited by Alan Shipnuck

Big Play The keys to Kevin Sutherland's comeback win in the Match Play were a remarkable recovery shot and a recent switch to the claw putting grip

By Brad Redding


By Dave Stockton

Si View

A Bungee Jump Of Emotion Salt Lake's many ups and downs left athletes and fans gasping for breath

By Steve Rushin

SI view The Week in Television

By Pete McEntegart

On Your (Book) Marks

Going Once, Going Twice The online auction items of the week

TV Talk

By Dick Vitale; Pete McEntegart

Olympics 2002

Gold Rush America's record medal haul in Salt Lake City was largely the result of years of planning, tons of money, and some fresh new faces--and races--on the U.S. team

By S.L. Price

Snow Job Russian howls about bias against their team may have been a smoke screen for ineptitude and cheating

By Brian Cazeneuve

The Great Ones

Wayne Gretzky's handpicked team gave Canada the gold it craved in a tournament that showcased hockey at its best

By Michael Farber

Golden Gates Having overcome injury, smiling Janica Kostelic gave Croatia something to grin about with her dominating four-medal skiing performance

By Tim Layden

Head Turner Skating with utter confidence and uninhibited joy, Sarah Hughes soared from fourth place to gold and became the new queen of the ice

By E.M. Swift

Pro Basketball

Sweet Excess Already the NBA's highest-scoring team, the Mavericks added even more offense in a seven-player blockbuster. Does that plenitude of points bring them closer to a title?

By Jack McCallum


Stooped To Conquer After having been buried in the bushes for eight years, Paul Lo Duca caught fire in his first full season as a Dodger. Now he wants to prove he's no fluke

By Phil Taylor

Special Report

The Indian Wars The campaign against Indian nicknames and mascots presumes that they offend Native Americans--but do they? We took a poll, and you won't believe the results

By S.L. Price

Polls Apart SI polled Native Americans and sports fans in general on the use of Indian nicknames, and got some surprising answers

By Andrea Woo


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis; Grant Wahl

Butler Does It By working hard at last, La Salle's Rasual Butler has made himself a pro prospect

By Jeffri Chadiha

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Minimal Pay, Maximum Play In forward Lee Nailon, the Hornets have the league's best bargain

By L. Jon Wertheim

Inside College Hockey

Inside College Hockey

By Daniel G. Habib

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

The Gold Standard

By Rick Reilly


No Bones About It Paulie Ayala's convincing win over Bones Adams should silence his many doubters

By Franz Lidz

The Blair Mat Project Deep in the woods of New Jersey lurks the nation's premier high school program

By Merrell Noden

Leading Off



By Josh Elliott; Jamie Bufalino; Jessica Shaw; Albert Chen

Faces In The Crowd

Conference Call