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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Editor-in-Chief's Letter

What We Learned in Detroit

By John Huey

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Bigger Than Ever

Even at 154 pounds, Manny Pacquiao showed that his capacity for destruction knows no weight limit

By Chris Mannix

This Is Not Good

It's early, but it's time for the Heat's beleaguered Big Three to bring their nasty to South Beach

By Lee Jenkins

Denver Deal?

By Chris Mannix

Better Watch Out

Denver's Josh McDaniels isn't the only coach on the hot seat; his seat just happens to be the hottest

By Jim Trotter

Colts at Patriots

By Peter King

Rush Hour

It is in fantasy as it is in the real world: When the postseason approaches, the running game rules

By David Sabino

Knight Moves

Army is on the way up thanks to an option attack and a coach committed to winning the West Point way

By Mark Beech

STEWART MANDEL'S Extra Points

By Stewart Mandel

Designated Hit

Once again, the teams that spent lavishly on big-name players won't be vying for the MLS championship

By Grant Wahl

Head Games

Players are confused by a new rule intended to combat concussions, but they need to give the NHL time

By Brian Cazeneuve

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

The Big Finish

Jimmie Johnson has shown he can hold on to a lead; now he gets to prove he can pull off a comeback

By Lars Anderson

JETS OFFENSIVE LINE

PARITY IN THE NFL THE BIG DIFFERENCE

By Damon Hack

STAR TURN

By Matt Gagne

COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW 2010 -- 11

THE BUDDY SYSTEM

Three teams with national championship hopes—Duke, Michigan State and Purdue—all share a key ingredient: a talented tandem of seniors who are not just NBA-caliber players but also best friends

By Kelli Anderson

COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME

By Kelli Anderson

HUNTING FOR THE BEARS

By Richard Deitsch

HOOPS HEROES!

By Luke Winn

SCOUTING REPORTS

1 DUKE Blue Devils

By Seth Davis

2 MICHIGAN STATE Spartans

By Kelli Anderson

3 KANSAS STATE Wildcats

By Pablo S. Torre

4 VILLANOVA Wildcats

By Dan Greene

5 PITT Panthers

By Rebecca Shore

6 OHIO STATE Buckeyes

By Pablo S. Torre

7 KANSAS Jayhawks

By Julia Morrill

8 Baylor Bears

By Matt Gagne

9 FLORIDA Gators

By Andy Staples

10 NORTH CAROLINA Tar Heels

By Seth Davis

11 ILLINOIS Fighting Illini

By Andrew Lawrence

12 BUTLER Bulldogs

By Luke Winn

13 SYRACUSE Orange

By Rebecca Shore

14 GONZAGA Bulldogs

By George Dohrmann

15 WASHINGTON Huskies

By Pablo S. Torre

16 PURDUE Boilermakers

By Luke Winn

17 BYU Cougars

By George Dohrmann

18 MISSOURI Tigers

By Andrew Lawrence

19 KENTUCKY Wildcats

By Matt Gagne

20 TEMPLE Owls

By Ted Keith

FILLING THE BRACKETS

By Bill Trocchi

Point After

Learning by Example

By Selena Roberts

Departments

Letters

The End of the Trail?

A season of Cowboys woes and Longhorns lows has rocked Texas football

By Gary Cartwright

Who's Hot Who's Not

Newton's Law

So what would a star college QB be worth in a free-market economy?

By Tobias Moskowitz

For the Record

World Cup's Empty Legacy

The stadiums built in South Africa for last summer's games are going unused

By Grant Wahl

Harrowing Run for His Life

By Jack McCallum

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick