SPORT SECTIONS
SUNDAY CONVERSATION    
Was Joe Namath respected as a teammate? 
Only on ESPN.com: Joe Namath discusses some difficult issues in his personal life.
NFL    
How Belichick & Fox will match wits on Sunday
Bill Belichick and John Fox use different methods, but the results are the same -- good defense.
How Panthers DBs are making their own name
Carolina's defensive backs might be unknown now, but they won't be if they win on Sunday.
Why Patriots & Panthers are remarkable
It isn't always pretty. It isn't always popular. But the Super Bowl matches two remarkable 'teams.'
Page 2's 100 Greatest Super Bowl Moments
From No. 100 to No. 1, we present all the great plays, spectacular touchdowns and strange moments in Super Bowl history.
Why other teams will study Panthers & Pats
Teams will be closely studying the Super Bowl to see what they can learn from the Panthers and Patriots.
Why coaching staffs try not to go overboard
The Panthers and Patriots must avoid over-analyzing game plans with an extra week before the Super Bowl.
What does the future hold for Ty Law?
While his future with the Pats in 2004 is uncertain, CB Ty Law prefers to focus on another Super Bowl berth.
Why the Panthers are now the Patriots
Two years ago New England was the underdog in the Super Bowl. Now it's Carolina's turn.
An early forecast of the NFL Draft
Pro Football Weekly's Nolan Nawrocki has an early forecast of the first round of April's NFL draft.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL    
How a coach's medical leave affects a team
When the head coach can't coach, he needs someone to step in and keep the team together during tough times.
Is this season a reality check for Marquette?
The same team that was No. 1 in December faces a must-win game when Kentucky comes to town.
Vitale: Sad to hear Majerus could be done
It's sad to hear that Utah coach Rick Majerus' career could be done due to his history of heart trouble.
Vitale: How John Chaney won 700 games
Temple coach John Chaney has become just the 16th coach in Division I history to win 700 games.
Rick Majerus: Big man, larger legacy
If Rich Majerus is done coaching, his career will be as much about his unique personality as his success in Utah.
How Pitino has proven he can handle anything
No matter what the adversity, Rick Pitino has proven he can handle anything thrown his way.
Which 3 teams have the "look" of a champion?
Three teams have separated themselves from the rest of the nation at this season's midway point.
Will Final Four feature a surprise team?
In every Final Four, at least one team doesn't seem to belong. This year, that team could be ...
Which teams will receive NCAA at-large bids?
In the land of mid-majors and beyond, teams are earning their way into NCAA Tournament consideration.
Can Texas Tech win the Big 12?
The Big 12 still looks like a four-team race. But this year, it just includes a new team: Texas Tech.
Who is the midseason Player of the Year?
Jameer Nelson may be the smallest of the player of the year candidates, but he's made the biggest impact so far.
How long will perfection last?
Nobody goes undefeated in the regular season, right? Well, two of the four remaining teams could.
Okafor & Taurasi talk about college hoops
Shock Therapy! College Hoops 2004
NHL    
Why Datsyuk & Wings are a perfect match
It hasn't taken Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk long to change from a player with potential to a player who knows how to use it.
Will Jagr help the Rangers make the playoffs?
With Jaromir Jagr, the Rangers have hope. Without him, the Capitals do, too.
How Jeremy Roenick shows his frustration
Jeremy Roenick made sure he got his money's worth out of his one-game suspension, blasting NHL officiating.
NBA    
Why the Nuggets are on the rebound
If you want to know how the Bulls' reconstruction was supposed to turn out, just look at the Nuggets.
Why mandatory drug testing will stir up NBA
NBA owners want to put an end to marijuana use in the league by making random drug testing mandatory.
Why did Jim O'Brien leave the Celtics?
An ever-changing roster always made things tough for Jim O'Brien as the Celtics' head coach.
How Ainge's plan cost O'Brien his job
The beginning of the end for Jim O'Brien was the day Boston's defensive heart was traded to Cleveland.
Did Kidd have a role in Byron Scott's firing?
Another selling job took place in New Jersey: That Jason Kidd had no role in the firing of Byron Scott.
Why Kidd could face brighter days in Brooklyn
Jason Kidd's future as a Net got a whole lot brighter with the news of a possible move to Brooklyn.
Why Kobe has never felt so alone
His life under fire in two different courts, Kobe has never felt so alone.
Why HS phenom OJ Mayo may have LeBronability
The next LeBron? Just look down the road to 15-year-old OJ Mayo.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS    
Can Tennessee beat Duke in the paint?
Tennessee's post game might be good enough to give Pat Summitt the upset win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
When is Alana Beard at her best?
In the past, critics have said Alana Beard failed to come up big in big games. That's not the case this season.
Is Iciss Tillis back on track?
Iciss Tillis broke out of her scoring slump on Thursday. But can she come up big again vs. Tennessee?
GOLF    
Top 10 new faces on the PGA Tour
We've picked out a few of the PGA Tour newbies to keep an eye on from the Class of 2004.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL    
Why NCAA should not bend the rules for Bloom
Wanting the NCAA to bend its rule on amateurism, Jeremy Bloom fails to see the greater harm it would do.
NASCAR    
Why NASCAR's new system is not necessary
NASCAR's new playoff-type system will fuel upheaval in pits more than it will bring intrigue to an already popular sport.
MLB    
Why Blue Jays and Orioles face uphill battle
While the Blue Jays and Orioles have improved this offseason, they face a difficult road ahead in the AL East.
TENNIS    
Why Henin-Hardenne is hard to beat
If both Belgians perform their best, it's all about Justine Henin-Hardenne's confidence in her wealth of weapons.
Who will be No. 1 after the Australian Open
Some difficult opening matches as the fight for No. 1 begins already at the first Grand Slam event of the season.
OUTSIDE THE LINES    
How Lingerie Bowl measures up to Super Bowl
Ready your remotes, Nick Bakay compares watching the NFL's best play football with scantily-clad women doing the same.

SPORTSCENTER
ESPN, 1:00 a.m. ET
Join John Buccigross and Neil Everett for the 10 p.m. PT SportsCenter.
  • Kobe's case takes an unusual turn: George Smith has a report from Eagle, Colorado.
  • Jay Bilas joins us to look ahead to Friday's games.
  • St. Joe's vs. Wake Forest: Andy Katz reports from the Meadowlands.

    COLLEGE GAMENIGHT
    ESPN2, 12:30 p.m. ET
    Join Dave Revsine, Dick Vitale, Digger Phelps and Jay Bilas.
  • Dick, Digger and Jay break down all four games.
  • Just how good is UConn?
  • Is Gene Keady leaving Purdue?

    ESPN TV listings

    What do you think of EI?