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GOLF PLUS

MAJOR FLAW

JASON DUFNER BROKE THROUGH WITH A REDEMPTIVE TRIUMPH AT THE PGA, JOINING AN INCREASINGLY LONG LIST OF FIRST-TIME CHAMPIONS OF GOLF'S BIG FOUR EVENTS. BUT IF WINNING A MAJOR IS SUPPOSED TO BE CAREER-CHANGING, WHY HAS IT BECOME SO HARD TO BACK UP A VICTORY WITH A SECOND?

By Michael Bamberger

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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

BASEBALL

Glimmer TWINS

By Albert Chen

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

REVENGE OF THE NERD

THE CEREBRAL REVOLUTION IS ON IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL, AND STANFORD LINEBACKER SHAYNE SKOV IS HAPPY TO LEAD IT. BUT THERE'S A DEEPER STORY HERE TOO, ABOUT A BOY AS TOUGH AS THEY COME. TO GROW UP AS HE DID, HE HAD TO BE

By Pete Thamel

NERDS R US

AN SI WRITER AND STANFORD ALUM REMEMBERS THE NOT-SO-GLORIOUS DAYS

By Kelli Anderson, '84

BEST AND BRIGHTEST

SI STAFFERS REFLECT ON THE RISE OF THEIR ALMA MATERS AND SHOW OFF A SMART GUY WHO PLAYS FOR EACH. CALL THEM NERDS AT YOUR OWN RISK—THE PLAYERS THAT IS

THE HEISMAN: THE NEXT JOHNNY FOOTBALL

By Zac Ellis

TOO OLD SCHOOL?

SCAN THE CHANNELS ON ANY GIVEN SATURDAY, AND YOU'LL SEE COACHES EVERYWHERE DITCHING THE HUDDLE IN FAVOR OF A FIELD-STRETCHING SPEED GAME—EXCEPT FOR THE GUYS WEARING THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS

By Andy Staples

BIG BANG THEORY

IN THE BEGINNING, A SYSTEM WAS CREATED TO MAKE SURE THE TOP TWO TEAMS PLAYED FOR THE NATIONAL TITLE. THE SOON-TO-BE-BLOWN-UP BCS IS FAR FROM PERFECT, BUT IT WAS A GIANT LEAP IN THE EVOLUTION OF A PLAYOFF

By Stewart Mandel

SCOUTING REPORTS

1 ALABAMA

By Lars Anderson

2 STANFORD

By Stewart Mandel

3 TEXAS A&M

By Stewart Mandel

4 OHIO STATE

By Stewart Mandel

5 OREGON

By Gabriel Baumgaertner

6 SOUTH CAROLINA

By Thayer Evans

7 LOUISVILLE

By Zac Ellis

8 NOTRE DAME

By Lars Anderson

9 FLORIDA

By Andy Staples

10 CLEMSON

By Zac Ellis

11 TEXAS

By Stewart Mandel

12 GEORGIA

By Lars Anderson

13 FLORIDA STATE

By Andy Staples

14 LSU

By Lars Anderson

15 MICHIGAN STATE

By Ben Glicksman

16 TCU

By Dan Greene

17 BAYLOR

By Elizabeth McGarr McCue

18 MICHIGAN

By Ted Keith

19 OKLAHOMA

By Richard Deitsch

20 BOISE STATE

By Lars Anderson

21 UCLA

By R.J. Rico

22 NORTHWESTERN

By Gabriel Baumgaertner

23 VANDERBILT

By Zac Ellis

24 NORTHERN ILLINOIS

By Martin Rickman

25 VIRGINIA TECH

By Zac Ellis

War and Roses

The 1942 Rose Bowl rallied a rattled country and brought together men who soon would become brothers on far-flung battlefields

By Brian Curtis

POINT AFTER

Crime and Banishment

By Steve Rushin

Departments

Why Men Cheat

By L. Jon Wertheim

Why Isn't This Man Smiling?

By Chris Mannix

Up in Arms

By Albert Chen

Flippin' Fun

By Richard O'Brien

HOT | NOT

So Long, Sonny Boy

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Young Gun

By Maria Guardado

The Iron Lady

By Sarah Kwak

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

Patience Pays Off

By Andy Staples

The Case for ... Jason Dufner

By Alan Shipnuck