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September 29, 1997 | Volume 87, Issue 13

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Warrick Dunn Cover - Sports Illustrated September 29, 1997

September 29, 1997 | Michael Bamberger
The Duke coach told Heather Mercer she was on the team. Now she's holding him to his word

September 29, 1997
David Fleetwood Jr.DAYTONDavid, who just turned 13, won a gold medal in the 11-12 middleweight division at the U.S. Junior Olympic taekwondo championships by beating six rivals in a span of three...

September 29, 1997 | John Walters
Sunday 9/28GOLFRyder CupMano a mano, no mañana, en España. You think the Inquisition was torture? Only lives were at stake. The final day of play from Valderrama, Spain, features 12 singles...

September 29, 1997 | John Walters
Is there an arcane provision in the major league collective bargaining agreement stating that American League players be paid by the hour? Before the Division Series commence with a tripleheader...

September 29, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch

September 29, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
35Highest uniform number allowed on the Ottawa Senators under a directive from G.M. Pierre Gauthier, who considers big numbers ostentatious.

September 29, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
The new TV season is here. Shows trying to land one of the celebs below for a cameo might consider these athletic backups.

September 29, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
In December, Crown Publishers will release Knee High & Livin' Large: The World According to Me, the "tell-all" book by Orlando Magic star Anfernee Hardaway's alter-ego puppet, Li'l Penny.

September 29, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Davey JohnsonBaltimore Orioles manager, on the possibility of his benching Cal Ripken Jr.: "He's no different from anyone else, except that he's doing something no one else has ever done or ever...

September 29, 1997 | Tom Nawrocki
Amid the unproductive wrangling over baseball's proposed realignment, last week's owners' meetings quietly produced a decision that could prove nearly as significant as scrambling the leagues. The...

September 29, 1997
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats as well as stories and photos from the magazine. You can also find SI articles and photos on...

September 29, 1997 | Tim Layden
Sparked by a jarring defense and the inspiration of a little sister, Florida again pushed around Peyton Manning and Tennessee

September 29, 1997 | Steve Rushin
By icing Washington, Scott Frost told Nebraska fans who had booed his signal-calling: Chill out

September 29, 1997 | Gerry Callahan

September 29, 1997 | Jon Wertheim
MARCH 19, 1979

September 29, 1997 | Leigh Montville
The turmoil of a midseason trade cost Mark McGwire a clear shot at Roger Maris's record

September 29, 1997 | Tom Verducci

September 29, 1997 | Austin Murphy

September 29, 1997 | Richard Hoffer

September 29, 1997 | Peter King

September 29, 1997 | Peter King
1. GENE UPSHAWJust get rich, baby. The National Football League Players Association's 10-player executive committee voted to make Upshaw the highest-paid union leader in sports history for two...

September 29, 1997 | Peter King
It is Sept. 15, the day after the Bears' 32-7 loss to the Lions. On this morning 16 Chicago players will enter the club's state-of-the-art, 50-by-20-foot trainer's room for treatment, including 14...

September 29, 1997 | Paul Zimmerman
I've been riding the Buccaneers for four straight weeks, and if I were a handicapper without a heart, I'd say that now's the time to get off them. What? At home against Arizona, a notoriously weak...

September 29, 1997 | Ivan Maisel

September 29, 1997
Regardless of his talent, Moss is a disaster waiting to happen, and Marshall deserves better.KIM NUTTER, CHARLOTTE

September 29, 1997 | Marty Burns
UCLA'S HAIR-RAISING TAILBACK

September 29, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
1. PETE GONZALEZPittsburgh's fifth-year senior quarterback, a native of Miami, didn't realize his dream of playing for the Hurricanes because they didn't recruit him. After his 187 passing yards...

September 29, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
•USC (0-2)AT CALIFORNIA (2-0)The Trojans didn't play last week, which is a good thing because three offensive linemen and running back LaVale Woods were banged up. The 5'7", 220-pound Woods has...

September 29, 1997 | Michael Farber

September 29, 1997 | Michael Farber
1. Telestrating2. Gatorade showering3. Ultimate fighting4. LeRoy Neiman's5. Art Modell

September 29, 1997 | Michael Farber
1. Varsity letter sweater2. Windup stopwatch3. Electric football game4. Solid-wood croquet set5. Leather tetherball

September 29, 1997 | Michael Farber
1. Stuffed Izzy2. Brown-and-yellow San Diego Padres "taco" jersey from 19803. SI sneaker phone4. Signed copy of Lenny Dykstra's autobiography, Nails5. Hartford Whalers memorabilia