Sunday’s front covers of the Baton Rouge Advocate and the Tuscaloosa News after last night’s Field-Goal-Kicking Competition of the Century.
Sports Illustrated again goes with regional covers, hailing big opening-week victories by LSU and Boise State.
Shaquille O’Neal has hung ‘em up, but did you his former All-American teammate Chris Jackson (now Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf) stll plays professionally in Japan?
Abdul-Rauf, now 42, was one of the NCAA’s greatest ever freshmen when he played at LSU, becoming the third-overall pick in the 1990 NBA Draft, selected only after Derrick Coleman and Gary Payton.
Abdul-Rauf scored 14.6 points per game in his nine-year NBA career. Nothing to sneeze at, really, but he never made an All-Star team, and only two of his squads — the rather pedestrian Nuggets, Kings and Grizzlies — advanced to the postseason.
Source: Sports Illustrated