14
FIRST-RATE
Don Mattingly and the Yankees are vying for a division title
BY STEVE RUSHIN

18
CLIMAX AND PURGATION
A quartet of U.S. sprinters turned the Worlds into literature
BY KENNY MOORE

20
WINNING BY LOSING
The NHL Senators considered tanking to get the No. 1 pick
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

College Football '93

24
HIS TIME HAS COME
Bobby Bowden should at last finish on top at Florida State
BY AUSTIN MURPHY

34
A SURE THREE
In Scott Bentley the Seminoles finally have a winning kicker
BY AUSTIN MURPHY

38
BOOT CAMP
Our correspondent is ready to take his foot out of his mouth
BY AUSTIN MURPHY

46
ALL 106
Florida State looks unbeatable. How about the other teams?

50
THE TOP 20
Or, to be precise, the Next 19, who are pursuing the Seminoles
BY WILLIAM F. REED

76
LOYAL TO HIS ROOTS
Alcorn State's Steve McNair spurned Division I-A schools
BY TIM CROTHERS

80
DIVISION I-AA: THE TOP 25
Upstart Western Carolina may win the Southern Conference

82
TEAM KONG
The Pittsburg State Gorillas figure to prevail in Division II
BY HANK HERSCH

86
DIVISION II: THE TOP 25
No team has won more than the Gorillas in the last eight years

88
TWO OF A KIND
Jim Ballard and John Koz are Division III's top quarterbacks
BY MICHAEL JAFFE

92
DIVISION III: THE TOP 25
Mount Union has what it takes to ascend to the championship

94
THE GREAT BEAR HUNT
Fans still yearn for the larger-than-life college football coach
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

6
FACES IN THE CROWD

11
SCORECARD

62
SPORTS PEOPLE

112
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER

PHOTOANTHONY NESTEThe Play Begins: As we kick off the college football season with our annual preview issue, the first snap goes to Tennessee quarterback Heath Shuler (page 66).

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