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Sports Illustrated contents page November 16, 1988 Volume 69, No. 22

Nov. 16, 1988
Nov. 16, 1988

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Sports Illustrated contents page November 16, 1988 Volume 69, No. 22

CONTENTS
COLLEGE BASKETBALL '88-89

This is an article from the Nov. 16, 1988 issue

6
THE CLASS OF '92 by Curry Kirkpatrick
This could be the finest crop of freshmen the game has ever seen

16
HEAD OF THE CLASS by William Nack
Syracuse' s Billy Owens is the most gifted of the new arrivals

18
DATING GAME by Alexander Wolff
Matchmakers work out the schedules with cunning and care

32
KING REIGNS by Hank Hersch
Stacey King, a regal 6 ft. 10 in. center, is the Sooners' main man

36
PASSING FANCY
Purists say the prettiest basketball picture of all is a perfect
pass

44
ALL- EVERYTHING by Bruce Newman
By BYU' s staid norms, Michael Smith is a wild and semicrazy guy

50
OPENING TIPS
Ratings and datings, weights and slates, knees and media freeze

90
ON THE SPOT by Douglas S. Looney
New Hampshire coach Gerry Friel has been told to stop losing

98
THE OLD SOFT SHOE by Curry Kirkpatrick
Super sneaker salesman Sonny Vaccaro is a power in the game

106
PASSING ON A PASSION by Curry Kirkpatrick
A dad shares his love for hoops with his daughter the freshman

SCOUTING REPORTS
THE TOP 40 58 SMALL COLLEGES 94
CONFERENCES 78 WOMEN 96

Cover Photograph by Joe McNally