4 Leading Off
Keeping up with the Kardashians had a price for one NBA star
21 Faces in the Crowd
22 Just My Type
Tony Dungy on Indy's draft strategy
BY DAN PATRICK
24 Inside ...
The Rangers' rise
Top draft priorities
Dodgers on the block
72 Point After
World Peace is just as elusive as world peace
BY PHIL TAYLOR
34 ALABAMA VS. LSU
The long-anticipated showdown in New Orleans for the BCS championship
By Austin Murphy
• THE TOP 25 TEAMS FOR 2012
42 THE BRONCOS
After stunning the Steelers, Tim Tebow leads his flock on to New England
By Damon Hack
• A TESTED FORMULA FOR HOUSTON
48 THE SAINTS
Will New Orleans's offense stall in the open air of the later rounds?
By Jim Trotter
• THE GIANTS' D IS PEAKING
52 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Indiana has emerged from a decade in the dumps
By L. Jon Wertheim
DID THIS MAN REALLY CUT MICHAEL JORDAN?
Clifton (Pop) Herring tells a different story
By Thomas Lake P. 56
"The Hoosiers' better-than-the-sum-of-their-parts collection of overachievers combines traditional Indiana basketball sensibilities with contemporary hoops—Hickory High meets the AAU summer circuit.
—L. Jon Wertheim on the rise of Indiana this season.
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