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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

GOLF PLUS

POOF! HE'S GONE

A struggling Tiger Woods missed the cut by a mile at Atlanta Athletic Club, which means that he's likely to go missing from the PGA Tour for the remainder of the season

By Michael Bamberger

IT'S OFFICIAL: NO HARD FEELINGS

All of the parties involved in one of the PGA's most notorious controversies are in agreement: It's time to move on

By John Garrity

Teeing Off

GORY'S LAST SHOT

The PGA Championship wasn't pretty, but someone had to provide this year's dose of major misery

By Gary Van Sickle

FALL BALL

By Dottie Pepper

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING

They met last season, and now these top 10 teams meet again for even larger stakes

By Pablo S. Torre

BRINGING OUT THE BEST

Corruption. Fraud. Cheating. Where's the joy in the college game these days? Everywhere from Stanford to South Carolina

By Austin Murphy

Best Conferences

By Lars Anderson

Best Games of 2011

By Gene Menez

Best Coach

By Albert Chen

Best Traditions

AUSTIN MURPHY'S 10 BEST GAME DAYS

By Austin Murphy

SCOUTING REPORTS

1 ALABAMA

The Crimson Tide's defense is going to hit like it's 2009

By Stewart Mandel

2 OKLAHOMA

The Sooners are well-armed (as always) and dangerous

By Pablo S. Torre

3 LSU

Jordan Jefferson will make good on his promise. Finally

By Lars Anderson

4 STANFORD

A stellar QB—and a former one—give the Cardinal hope

By Kelli Anderson

5 OREGON

The Ducks' offense can strike a perfect balance

By Matt Gagne

6 FLORIDA STATE

The Seminoles are stacked and ready for a return to glory

By Andy Staples

7 SOUTH CAROLINA

The Ol' Ball Coach is happy to ride his workhorse back

By Matt Gagne

8 BOISE STATE

Kellen Moore is back to throw—but to whom?

By George Dohrmann

9 NEBRASKA

New scheme plus healthy QB equals more fun (and wins)

By Stewart Mandel

10 TEXAS A&M

The returning quarterback has shown he can win

By Richard Deitsch

11 WISCONSIN

The Badgers will stay grounded, despite a new QB

By Albert Chen

12 OKLAHOMA STATE

Spread the word: The offense hasn't lost any octane

By Dan Greene

13 MICHIGAN STATE

Respect awaits at the end of a brutal road schedule

By Albert Chen

14 NOTRE DAME

Believe it: For once, defense is king in South Bend

By George Dohrmann

15 VIRGINIA TECH

There's loads of talent. What's missing is experience

By Dan Greene

16 ARKANSAS

The new quarterback will have to learn on the fly

By Matt Gagne

17 ARIZONA STATE

With 17 starters back, the Sun Devils are ready to rise

By Kelli Anderson

18 TCU

A year after coming up Roses, things are not as sweet

By Richard Deitsch

19 OHIO STATE

Despite the drama, hopes remain high in Columbus

By Albert Chen

20 USC

That plan to pass, pass, pass on the Trojans? It'll now fail

By Pablo S. Torre

21 MISSISSIPPI STATE

There's nowhere to go but up—maybe way up

By Andy Staples

22 MISSOURI

The star QB is gone, but the offense is still in good hands

By Andrew Lawrence

23 WEST VIRGINIA

The Mountaineers will take to the air to take the Big East

By Cory McCartney

24 AUBURN

A repeat of 2010 is a long shot, but the Tigers still believe

By Lars Anderson

25 FLORIDA

Bottom line: The Gators' defensive front has to deliver

By Andy Staples

THE HEISMAN FORMULA

Do you want to know who will win the Heisman? SI has created a six-step formula based on past voting trends and applied it to the 2011 season to determine who will be living a trophy life in December

By Cory McCartney

ACC

By Dan Greene

BIG EAST

By Cory McCartney

BIG TEN

By Albert Chen

BIG 12

By Andrew Lawrence

PAC-12

By Ryan Hatch

SEC

By Andy Staples

THE REST

By Kelvin C. Bias

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

JUMP START

Condensed camps are putting coaches' preseason philosophies to the test

By Jim Trotter

JERSEY SURE

Don Bosco Prep hasn't lost a game in three years; this fall the Garden State's dominant program will be the nation's best—and they know it

By Ben Glicksman

NOT GOOD, JUST GRATE

Highly paid A.J. Burnett has been annoyingly average—but he still deserves a spot in the Yankees' surprisingly effective rotation

By Joe Sheehan

FIGHT TO THE FINISH?

Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson's no-foolin' feud has fans fired up—and it just may be a factor in Five-Time's run at a sixth Cup title

By Lars Anderson

AN ALL-AMERICAN WIN

On his first try in a major, Keegan Bradley ended a long U.S. drought with a thrilling comeback at the PGA Championship

By Alan Shipnuck

DEAD HEAT

By Sal Johnson

Point After

100-YARD STARE

By Phil Taylor

Departments

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REFORM SCHOOL?

The NCAA has plans for a much-needed makeover—just don't expect big changes any time soon

HOT | NOT

FOR THE RECORD

Aggies Stay Put—For Now

The SEC declined to offer a spot to Texas A&M, but conference upheaval still looms large

By Austin Murphy

Fanning the Flames

Soccer boosters played the unlikely role of peacemakers during the London riots

By Grant Wahl

Senna Meter

Taking measure of a new documentary on the Formula One legend

By Rachel Orvino

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick