20
THE UNFORTUNATE 500
This season's Did Not Play list comprises a staggering—but typical—number of players downed by injury
BY PETER KING

30
GARDEN PARTY
Indiana beat Seton Hall to triumph in the Preseason NIT at Hoosier coach Bob Knight's old stamping grounds
BY WILLIAM F. REED

38
RED STORM RISING
Alabama's impenetrable defense has the Crimson Tide on the brink of at least one important championship
BY SALLY JENKINS

44
MAGIC FLUTIE
Doug Flutie was up to his usual tricks as he quarterbacked Calgary to a 24-10 win in Canada's Grey Cup game
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

48
THE NEWLYWED GAME
Dominique Wilkins of Atlanta, buoyed and prodded by his bride, overcame a torn Achilles and is flying again
BY JACK McCALLUM

52
RUSSIAN ROCKET
Moscow-born right wing Pavel Bure is having a blast playing for the improved Vancouver Canucks in the NHL
BY AUSTIN MURPHY

60
BARKING BACK
This season San Francisco 49er running back Ricky Watters is playing just as good a game as he talks
BY JILL LIEBER

80
A PRISONER OF MEMORY
Eighteen years after he broke Babe Ruth's home run mark, Henry Aaron is haunted by the terrors he faced
BY MIKE CAPUZZO

DEPARTMENTS

4
TELEVISION

7
LETTERS

10
FACES IN THE CROWD

15
SCORECARD

69
PRO FOOTBALL

74
SKIING

78
BOXING

96
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPHS (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): RICK DOYLE, GEORGE TIEDEMANN, JOHN BIEVER

PHOTOJOHN BIEVERThe Dye Is Cast: Pat Dye, who last week announced his resignation as Auburn's football coach, under the stress of illness and charges of corruption in his program, somberly surveyed Legion Field before his final game, against Alabama (page 38).

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