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Inside: The Week In Sports


The Raiders are juggling priorities in their handling of rookie QB JaMarcus Russell • Laurence Maroney emerges just in time for January • Dr. Z's Forecast: The Giants tumble

If the Wizards keep winning without Gilbert Arenas, could his days in D.C. be numbered? • Executive: Jason Williams and Sam Cassell are the biggest names on the trading block

High School Football
Players are rethinking their verbal commitments • The top 10 recruits who have yet to decide on a college • Central Catholic (Pittsburgh) wins its second state title in four years

One of two Blackhawks rookies should win the Calder Trophy—but which will be better in the long run? • Scott Niedermayer's return to Anaheim • Sidney Crosby works a night shift

College Basketball
Who needs Kevin Durant? Texas is off to its best start in 26 years without last season's lone star • The SEC is a five-bid league at best • Southern Illinois: a mid-major disappointment

NOSE ENCOUNTER Texas' Alexis Wangmene elbowed aside Texas State's Dylan Moseley to grab a rebound last Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

The fourth-ranked Longhorns (10--0) led by only two points at the half but pulled away to win 96--81.


Photograph by Greg Nelson