Most Dramatic Covers

April 4, 2016 - John Biever
1 of 119 John Biever

What Happened to Tiger?

December 28, 2015 - Michael Grecco
2 of 119 Michael Grecco

Concussion

November 23, 2015 - Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
4 of 119 Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The Last Ride of Jeff Gordon

November 16, 2015 - Simon Bruty
5 of 119 Simon Bruty

The Rehabilitation of Michael Phelps

September 14, 2015 - Wm J. Hennessey Jr./Courtroomart.com
7 of 119 Wm J. Hennessey Jr./Courtroomart.com

Elategate ...and the NFL's Commissioner Crisis

March 9, 2015 - Deanne Fitzmaurice
8 of 119 Deanne Fitzmaurice

Aaron Levi: SI Exclusive

October 20, 2014 - Simon Bruty
10 of 119 Simon Bruty

Homeless Athletes

February 17, 2014 - Bill Greenblatt/UPI/Landov
11 of 119 Bill Greenblatt/UPI/Landov

Is the NFL Ready for Michael Sam?

January 13, 2014 - Guy Stauber
13 of 119 Guy Stauber

The Truth Behind A Bronco's Tears

September 16, 2013 - Charlie Neibergall/AP
14 of 119 Charlie Neibergall/AP

Oklahoma State Investigation

May 6, 2013 - Kwaku Alston
16 of 119 Kwaku Alston

Jason Collins Reveals He's Gay

April 22, 2013 - John Tlumacki/Boston Globe/Getty Images
17 of 119 John Tlumacki/Boston Globe/Getty Images

Boston Marathon Bombing

September 10, 2012 - Robert Beck
19 of 119 Robert Beck

Retired NFL Players' Health

March 12, 2012 - Bill Frakes
20 of 119 Bill Frakes

NFL Bounty Investigation

May 23, 2011 - Simon Bruty
22 of 119 Simon Bruty

Rebuilding Tuscaloosa

November 1, 2010 - Fred Vuich
23 of 119 Fred Vuich

Concussions

October 18, 2010 - SI Art Department
25 of 119 SI Art Department

Confessions of a Sports Agent

February 16, 2009 - Nick Laham/Getty Images
26 of 119 Nick Laham/Getty Images

Alex Rodriguez Investigation

July 30, 2007 - Bill Frakes
28 of 119 Bill Frakes

Big Hits

May 28, 2007 - Greg Nelson
29 of 119 Greg Nelson

Ultimate Fighting

March 12, 2007 - Jeffery A. Salter
31 of 119 Jeffery A. Salter

Sports and Global Warming

September 11, 2006 - Courtesy of Tillman Family
32 of 119 Courtesy of Tillman Family

The Pat Tillman Story

March 13, 2006 - John W. McDonough
34 of 119 John W. McDonough

Barry Bonds and Steroids

March 28, 2005 - Stephen Wilkes
35 of 119 Stephen Wilkes

What Steroids Have Done To Baseball

January 12, 2004 - Walter Iooss Jr.
37 of 119 Walter Iooss Jr.

Pete Rose's Confession

June 16, 2003 - Jennifer Hayes
38 of 119 Jennifer Hayes

The Dangerous Quest for a World Record

March 17, 2003 - Chuck Solomon
40 of 119 Chuck Solomon

The Secret Life of Kirby Puckett

November 18, 2002 - Lynn Johnson
41 of 119 Lynn Johnson

High School Sports

June 3, 2002 - James Porto
43 of 119 James Porto

Steroids in Baseball

April 1, 2002 - Chris Putman/AP
44 of 119 Chris Putman/AP

The Death of a Fan

September 24, 2001 - Matt Mahurin
46 of 119 Matt Mahurin

The Week That Sports Stood Still

May 7, 2001 - Walter Iooss Jr.
47 of 119 Walter Iooss Jr.

Play Now, Pay Later

September 18, 2000 - Ed Reinke/AP
49 of 119 Ed Reinke/AP

The Downfall of Bob Knight

November 29, 1999 - Matt Mahurin
50 of 119 Matt Mahurin

Looking Back, A 20th Century Celebration

September 13, 1999 - SI Imaging
52 of 119 SI Imaging

Child Molestation in Youth Sports

October 26, 1998 - Peter Read Miller
53 of 119 Peter Read Miller

The NFL's Dirtiest Players

May 4, 1998 - Donna Ferrato
55 of 119 Donna Ferrato

Startling Number of Out-of-Wedlock Children

January 26, 1998 - Matt Mahurin
56 of 119 Matt Mahurin

Cyber Gambling

December 8, 1997 - SI Cover
58 of 119 SI Cover

What Ever Happened to the White Athlete?

April 14, 1997 - Matt Mahurin
59 of 119 Matt Mahurin

Performance-enhancing Drugs Investigation

July 15, 1996 - Brian Smith
61 of 119 Brian Smith

The Most Hated Man in Pro Football

June 24, 1996 - Jeffrey Lowe
62 of 119 Jeffrey Lowe

The Richie Parker Saga

May 20, 1996 - Bill Frakes
64 of 119 Bill Frakes

Red Menace: Marge Schott

June 12, 1995 - SI Art Department
65 of 119 SI Art Department

Why the University of Miami Should Drop Football

May 16, 1994 - Al Tielemans
67 of 119 Al Tielemans

Florida State Expose

May 9, 1994 - David Walberg
68 of 119 David Walberg

Is Tennis Dying?

August 23, 1993 - John W. McDonough
70 of 119 John W. McDonough

Why Mary Pierce Fears for Her Life

May 10, 1993 - Claus Bergmann/Conti Press
71 of 119 Claus Bergmann/Conti Press

Terror on the Court

January 11, 1993 - C.F. Payne
73 of 119 C.F. Payne

Jim Valvano Battles Cancer

November 18, 1991 - Peter Read Miller
74 of 119 Peter Read Miller

Magic Johnson Speaks Out About HIV

July 8, 1991 - Peter Read Miller
76 of 119 Peter Read Miller

Lyle Alzado Admits to Massive Use of Steroids

July 3, 1989 - Mickey Pleger
77 of 119 Mickey Pleger

Pete Rose Gambling Investigation

May 29, 1989 - George Lange
79 of 119 George Lange

Kentucky Basketball Probation

February 27, 1989 - Paul B. Sutherland/The Daily Oklahoman
80 of 119 Paul B. Sutherland/The Daily Oklahoman

Oklahoma Football: A Sordid Story

August 8, 1988 - Henry Wolf
82 of 119 Henry Wolf

How Beer Influences the Games We Watch and Play

July 27, 1987 - Phil Huber
83 of 119 Phil Huber

The Pit Bull Terrier

March 16, 1987 - Greg Spalenka
85 of 119 Greg Spalenka

Gary McLaiin Cocaine Admission

November 10, 1986 - Greg Spalenka
86 of 119 Greg Spalenka

How to Stop the Injury Plague in the NFL

March 10, 1986 - Lane Stewart
88 of 119 Lane Stewart

Gambling: America's National Pastime?

March 4, 1985 - Jerry Wachter
89 of 119 Jerry Wachter

The Money Game: Baseball's Millionaires

November 12, 1984 - Donald Moss
91 of 119 Donald Moss

What's Wrong with the NFL?

November 12, 1984 - SI Art Department
92 of 119 SI Art Department

Cocaine in NFL Special Report

February 16, 1981 - Lane Stewart
94 of 119 Lane Stewart

Inside Boston College's Point-Shaving Scheme

March 3, 1980 - Heinz Kluetmeier
95 of 119 Heinz Kluetmeier

Miracle on Ice

November 6, 1978 - Roy Andersen
97 of 119 Roy Andersen

Confessions of a Master Fixer

August 14, 1978 - Walt Spitzmiller
98 of 119 Walt Spitzmiller

Brutality: The Crisis In Football

July 25, 1977 - Manny Millan
100 of 119 Manny Millan

Conrad Dobler: Pro Football's Dirtiest Player

May 28, 1973 - Walter Iooss Jr.
101 of 119 Walter Iooss Jr.

Women Are Getting a Raw Deal

October 27, 1969 - Neil Leifer
103 of 119 Neil Leifer

Lew Alcindor: My Story

August 4, 1969 - Sheedy & Long
104 of 119 Sheedy & Long

Bill Russell Announces His Retirement

July 1, 1968 - David Noyes
106 of 119 David Noyes

The Black Athlete: A Shameful Story

December 4, 1967 - Richard Jeffery
107 of 119 Richard Jeffery

The Case for the 12-foot Basket

August 15, 1966 - John G. Zimmerman
109 of 119 John G. Zimmerman

Bear Bryant: I'll Tell You About Football

March 21, 1966 - Francis Golden
110 of 119 Francis Golden

Gary Player: Hit It My Way

October 25, 1965 - Robert Huntzinger
112 of 119 Robert Huntzinger

Bill Russell: 'How I Psych Them'

April 12, 1965 - Robert Huntzinger
113 of 119 Robert Huntzinger

Wilt Chamberlain: My Life in a Bush League

February 24, 1964 - Richard Meek
115 of 119 Richard Meek

Cassius Clay: My $1,000,000 Getaway

January 13, 1964 - Joseph Sheppard
116 of 119 Joseph Sheppard

Dempsey's Gloves Were Loaded

May 20, 1963 - Mark Kauffman
118 of 119 Mark Kauffman

Paul Hornung: The True Moral Crisis in Sports

May 28, 1962 - Brian Seed
119 of 119 Brian Seed

Floyd Patterson: My Life Story

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