CONTENTS

February 20, 1989

íPLEI BOL! 16
Teams from the Dominican, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela did just that at the Caribbean series
by Peter Gammons

NEW GIRL IN TOWN 22
Kristi Yamaguchi received a pair of medals and stole the show at the figure skating national championships
by E.M. Swift

TEMPEST AT MIZZOU 24
Basketball coach Norm Stewart's strange antics have brought stormy times to high-rated Missouri
by Alexander Wolff

MOUNTAIN MELODRAMA 32
The Swiss dominated, but little else was predictable at the Alpine world championships in Vail
by William Oscar Johnson

A SHOW THAT HAS THE GOODS 36
For stilts, skates, sneakers and everything else sporting, the huge Super Show in Atlanta is a real peach
by Sarah Ballard

THE HARES SPLIT 42
Rabbits made a stew of some attempts at setting world records at the Meadowlands Invitational meet
by Merrell Noden

CAN'T HOLD THIS TIGER 48
Chris Jackson of Louisiana State is having the best season of any first-year backcourtman in history
by Curry Kirkpatrick

ON THE ROAD AGAIN 52
Texas football recruiter Bobby Jack Wright knows that signing season can make or break a team
by Douglas S. Looney

THE DEATH OF AN ATHLETE 68
Football player Benji Ramirez took steroids to "get big." They may have killed him too
by Rick Telander and Merrell Noden

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 8
Scorecard 11
College Basketball 62
Television 81
For The Record 82
Point After 84

Cover Photograph by Brad Trent

PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIERFLAT OUT: That's how Hans Pieren of Switzerland was going when he took a fall that put him flat and out in the men's giant slalom at the Alpine world championships in Vail, Colo. (page 32).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)