CONTENTS

October 24, 1993

16
SLAM-BANG SERIES
There were big hits and big plays aplenty as the Blue Jays and the Phillies split the first two games
BY STEVE RUSHIN

30
ARMED FORCES
In a showdown of signal-callers in Dallas, Troy Aikman passed the Cowboys over Steve Young's 49ers
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

36
GENERATION GAP
Doubts about the grit of today's teenagers helped kill high school football in a small town in Michigan
BY GARY SMITH

38
LOOK WHO'S PERFECT
The unbeaten Auburn Tigers can't appear on TV or go to a bowl—but they can sure play. Just ask Florida
BY HANK HERSCH

42
BACK IN FASHION
After 30 less-than-rosy years of Wisconsin football, the sport is again in style at the Berkeley in the heartland
BY AUSTIN MURPHY

46
SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT
A Virginia town is split along racial lines over a jail sentence given to schoolboy basketball star Allen Iverson
BY NED ZEMAN

52
ONLY IN AMERIKA
Darius Kasparaitis, Lithuania's madcap gift to the NHL, like the U.S. Except for some cops, the feeling is mutual
BY NED ZEMAN

58
VANISHING POINT
Could the mystifying disappearance of fast-living jockey Ron Hansen be the ultimate high-stakes game?
BY RICHARD HOFFER

72
THE MOUTH THAT ROARS
As one of 17 children, Dallas wideout Michael Irvin has never lost his hunger—or the ability to he heard
BY SALLY JENKINS

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

8
FACES IN THE CROWD

13
SCORECARD

26
SPORTS PEOPLE

62
PRO FOOTBALL

67
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

84
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER

PHOTOAL TIELEMANSOuch!: The Philadelphia Eagles' injury woes continued when quarterback Bubby Brister went down with a sprained ankle in a 21-10 loss to the New York Giants (page 62).

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