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The Loneliest Losers
Fifteen years ago SMU's powerhouse football program was obliterated by a pay-for-play scandal and the NCAA's first "death penalty." Since then 20 other college programs--including Alabama football this year--have qualified for the ultimate sanction, but all have been spared. Why hasn't the NCAA dropped the death bomb again? Much of the answer lies in the athletic rubble at SMU.
The Last Iconic Baseball Card
Twenty years ago one teenager made a bet on the stardom of another teen, whose rookie card would become one of a kind. It would also signal the beginning of the end of a once-thriving industry
As Time Runs Out
Gravely ill with cancer, Jim Valvano is fighting for his life the same way he coached basketball, by learning all he can, talking up a storm and insisting on the last shot
A DEBATABLE FOOTBALL SCANDAL IN THE SOUTHEAST
The South was stirred—and more than a bit confused—last week by sensational charges of a rigged college football game. It may well be replayed before long, ...
Fathering out-of-wedlock kids has become commonplace among athletes, many of whom seem oblivious to the legal, financial and emotional consequences
The Vanderbilt Experiment In the face of NCAA scandals, one school eliminates its athletic department--and hopes to become a model for a system in need of reform
Last Friday, the day before Vanderbilt hosted Auburn on the football field, a group of Commodores fans were having lunch across the street ...
Tennis Was Easy After The Titanic
Dick Williams clung to a lifeboat for six hours and later became U.S. champion
No Way They're Going to Hold Him Back
Schoolboy sensation Bobby Carpenter's next destination could well be the NHL
The High School Athlete
They are stronger and more skilled, but year-round commitment to a single sport and far-flung travel for more and better competition are isolating our best young athletes from their communities and changing the all-around athletic experience that has been at the heart of American sports for generations. Part one of a four-part series