SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Contents Page

January 18, 1995

4
The Lions' Tale
The historical saga of Penn State football has a rich cast of
characters
BY HANK HERSCH

12
Oh, So Sweet
After many near misses, the Lions of '82 and '86 became national
champs
BY KELLI ANDERSON

18
Claim to Fame
Linebacker U is renowned for producing stars at football's
quintessential position

24
The '94 Season
Powered by a high-scoring offense, the Nittany Lions roared
through a perfect campaign

66
Penn State People
Profiles from an undefeated season: Chris Mazyck, Ki-Jana Carter,
Kyle Brady, Kerry Collins, Bobby Engram and Freddie Scott

72
Roses with Thorns
Penn State beat Oregon in Pasadena but, painfully, ended up No. 2
BY TIM LAYDEN

88
A Good Joe
Over 29 years, coach Joe Paterno has proven that a teacher can be
a winner, too
BY RICK REILLY

On the cover: Fullback Brian Milne (22) celebrates with offensive
tackle Keith Conlin.
Cover photograph by ROBERT BECK

Editor David Bauer
Senior Editor Richard Demak
Art Directors F. Darrin Perry, Craig Gartner
Photo Editor Jeffrey Weig
Copy Editor Nancy Nasworthy
Reporters Dana Gelin, J.B. Morris

HARD-BOUND-COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY V.J. LOVERO

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