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Faces in the Crowd

April 10, 2006
April 10, 2006

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April 10, 2006

College Basketball
SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI Players: Life On and Off the Field
Pro Football
Baseball
  • Teams from the National League have been dominated by their American League counterparts in recent years, by almost every measure, and the trend will only continue this season. How did this happen?

HOCKEY
  • Besieged all season by injuries--including ones that sidelined stars like Peter Forsberg and Simon Gagné--the Philadelphia Flyers are finally getting healthy. Playoff opponents beware: Adversity has made them stronger

PRO BASKETBALL
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Faces in the Crowd

AntonioDavis
COLUMBUS, OHIO > Basketball
Davis, a senior forward at Urbana University, averaged 22.4 points and 8.1rebounds, both career highs, for the Blue Knights and was chosen the school'sfirst American Mideast Conference player of the year after twice being playerof the week. He was named a first-team 2006 NAIA Division II All-America.

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JakubJiracek
NYMBURK, CZECH REPUBLIC > Swimming
Jiracek, a junior at Drury University, won four individual national titles(100- and 200-yard breaststroke, 200- and 400-yard individual medley) for thesecond straight year at the NCAA Division II national swimming championships.He is the Division II male swimmer of the year.

Bria Ebels
HOLLAND, MICH. > Basketball
Ebels, a senior guard at Hope College, scored a team-best 18 points and had sixrebounds, four assists and four steals in a 69-56 win over Southern Maine thatgave the Flying Dutch the NCAA Division III championship. She led the team to aschool-record 33 wins and was named the Final Four's Most OutstandingPlayer.

Joe Dubuque
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. > Wrestling
Dubuque, a senior at Indiana University, beat Troy Nickerson 8-3 to win the125-pound title at the NCAA Division I wrestling championships. He finished hiscollegiate career with a 28-match winning streak and became the first Hoosierswrestler to win back-to-back national championships.

Katie Muth
ELLICOTT CITY, MD. > Lacrosse
Muth, a junior midfielder at Delaware, scored a hat trick in the Blue Hens'10--9 come-from-behind win over Penn and four days later had two goals,including the game-winner, in a 9-8 victory over Brown. She was named ColonialAthletic Association player of the week.

Kate Kogut andDoug Raeder
SPRINGFIELD AND NEEDHAM, MASS. > Hockey
Kogut and Raeder, senior and freshman goaltenders, respectively, at MiddleburyCollege, led their teams to their third consecutive NCAA Division III hockeychampionships. It was the fifth national title overall for the women and theeighth for the men.

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