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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.
Crime and Punishment
After high school star Richie Parker was convicted of sexual abuse, those who tried to salvage—and savage—his basketball career were scarred by their experience
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, ...
The Hangover: Roethlisberger
An NFL superstar's repulsive behavior, the ultimate expression of athletic entitlement run amok, has forced even the most diehard fans to question their team and their football faith—and made a small town in Georgia wish he'd never paid a visit.
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
Three for All
Kevin Garnett and his two new running mates have empowered the Timberwolves. Now anything seems possible, including an NBA title
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 ...