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October 20, 2003 Table Of Contents

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Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Fat-Tire Frenzy The 24 HOURS OF MOAB is a high-spirited, gut-busting test for teams of mountain bikers

By Austin Murphy

Big Game This naturalist's binoculars moved from deer to hawks to Karl Malone

By Terry Tempest Williams

The Poll Utahns weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Enemy Of The State

Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

Alltime Best For Utah's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to

Compiled by Bill Syken

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken


Compiled by Bill Syken


Baseball Gets Rowdy A postseason featuring storied teams, tight games and blistering emotions has lit up October as prime time for the national pastime

By Tom Verducci

Losing His Fastball--And More With beanballs and threats, an ebbing Pedro Martinez tossed away his reputation

By Tom Verducci

College Football

College Football Shakeout On a weekend that clarified the title picture, Oklahoma was scary good, six unbeatens fell, and the college game itself proved to be the star

By Austin Murphy

On Defense, Safety First MIAMI 22, FLORIDA STATE 14 Playmaking Hurricanes defensive back Sean Taylor wreaked havoc with the Seminoles' game plan

By Kelley King

Streak Over, Mystique Gone WISCONSIN 17, OHIO STATE 10 The defending national champions had their weaknesses exposed by the fired-up Badgers

By Mark Beech

The Highlight Reel FIRST-HALF AWARDS Who has soared and who has flopped? A midseason guide to the best and worst in the college game so far

Welcome to the Party RACE FOR THE HEISMAN

Road to the Sugar Bowl NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE With the landscape cleared of most unbeaten teams, the battle for No. 1 becomes a three-team affair

Pro Football

Back In Super Style After an embarrassing defeat, the Buccaneers quickly got their championship act together

By Michael Farber

Raiders In A Rut Nine months after its Super Bowl debacle, the Silver and Black is still reeling

By Jeffri Chadiha


A Memorable Ride BILL SHOEMAKER 1931-2003 In a life of steep ups and downs, the consummate jockey showed an extraordinarily sensitive touch with horses

By Charles Leerhsen


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside College Football

Strength In Numbers With scholarship limits having increased parity, what separates the contenders from the pretenders is depth

By Kelley King

Southern Cal WR Mike Williams versus Notre Dame CB Vontez Duff

By Kelley King

Unchained QB Takes A Bite Out Of Nebraska Missouri Tiger on the Loose

By Gene Menez

Oregon State RB Steven Jackson

By Kelley King

Inside The NHL

Uneasy Dominator Despite opening with two victories, Dominik Hasek's return to the Red Wings has been anything but smooth

By Stephen Cannella

The Ducks Won't Be Mighty NHL Coaches' Poll

By Stephen Cannella

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Motor Sports

Hard Finish A five-way battle for the IRL title was settled by a Texas-sized crash

By Lars Anderson

A Teen Dream

By Lars Anderson

Eight Isn't Enough

By Lars Anderson

Inside The NFL

Well-Grounded A big game by DeShaun Foster gives undefeated Carolina another threat for its vaunted rushing attack

By Peter King

Giant Headache For Accorsi Special Teams Troubles

By Peter King

Broncos Suffer Crippling Loss

By Peter King

Trading E-Mail With... The Titans' coach of 10 years, Jeff Fisher

By Jeff Fisher; Peter King

King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Worth the Wait

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


The Latest Wrinkle

By Steve Rushin

Bad Defense Kobe Bryant's rape case started ugly, and it will only get worse

By Richard Hoffer and Lester Munson Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

It's Never Too Late Craig Kilborn, host of CBS's Late Late Show, played hoops at Montana State from 1981 to '84 and just got a shot with the Timberwolves. He didn't make it, but kept a very legible diary

By Craig Kilborn Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Go Figure

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Where The Girls Are You might think it was a big deal to win the World Cup. It wasn't

By S.L. Price Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

For The Record

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Ice Breaker

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Q+A Steve Kerr

By Steve Kerr; Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Week Ahead What To Watch And Watch For

By Julia Morrill Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Under Review

By John O'Keefe Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch