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Catching Up With...

Ken Norton, Boxer SEPTEMBER 27, 1976

By Luis Fernando Llosa


By Steve Rushin

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Worth Clucking Over Success? Tradition? Crazy fans? Delaware's Blue Hens have 'em all

By Jeff Pearlman

The Blue-Gold Bridge For 47 years a charity football game has brought the state's north and south together

By Pat Williams

The Poll Delawareans weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Pete McEntegart

Pro Football

Surprise! Surprise! The Bills picked up an ex-Patriot, then decked his old team in an opening week full of upsets

By Peter King

Sad Sacks No More Houston's revamped offensive line kept Miami's pass rushers at bay in the biggest upset of the week

By Jeffri Chadiha

A New Mane Man Detroit's Charles Rogers lived up to his advance billing, scoring touchdowns on his first two catches and intimidating defenders

By Josh Elliott

In A Comfort Zone With his needs addressed, a relaxed and mature Daunte Culpepper got the Vikings off to a fast start

By Josh Elliott

King's Corner

By Michael Vick; Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast: Don't expect the Rams to look much better this week, because their problems on offense run much deeper than Kurt Warner

By Paul Zimmerman


Long Live The King Andy Roddick, the crown prince of the American game, finally assumed the throne with a commanding victory in the U.S. Open final

By L. Jon Wertheim

College Football

The Rise Of Berlin With a thrilling comeback win over Florida, his former team, Brock Berlin has staked his claim as Miami's next marquee quarterback

By Kelley King

Too Fast, Too Furious? Oklahoma's D stifled 'Bama but had its soft spots revealed

By Phil Taylor


Larry Bowa Sees Red There's playoff fever in Philadelphia, where the combustible manager has his disgruntled Phils headed for a wild-card berth--or a colossal flameout

By Tom Verducci


Inside The Week In Sports

Inside Baseball

Answered Prayers After suffering in the NL West cellar, the Padres see the first signs of a bright future in a new stadium

By Albert Chen

Who Is This Guy?

By Albert Chen

Last, And Certainly Least Tigers' Season of Futility

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Inside College Football

Wake-Up Call Wake Forest served notice that it's no longer a pushover in the ACC with a shocking upset of N.C. State

By Mark Beech

A Williams Guide Not just the third-most-common last name in the U.S., it's the surname with the most game in college football this season.

By Gene Menez

Latest Pac-10 Passing Star Sun Devils' Andrew Walter

By Kelli Anderson

Phil Taylor's Sidelines

By Phil Taylor

Say Hey Again

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Rush to Judgment Suspended Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett says he may sue the NFL to gain early admission. Can his lawyer help him crack the pros?

By Chris Ballard and Lester Munson Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

For The Record

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

What Should Drew Do? As former QB Drew Henson takes a turn in the big leagues, two SI writers weigh in

By Daniel G. Habib; Peter King Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Deion Sanders The former football and baseball star hosts ESPN's The New American Sportsman on Mondays.

By Chris Ballard; Deion Sanders Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Week In Television

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Under Review The Curse of Affleck--Soap Lathers NFL

By Chris Ballard Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel