FOR DEC. 9, 2013
One month into the college hoops season, as expected, it's all about the freshmen. However, Andrew Wiggins of Kansas isn't getting all the hype. Arizona's Aaron Gordon, Kentucky's Julius Randle and Duke's Jabari Parker have tongues wagging too. Who is the early front-runner for player of the year? Who will go No. 1 in June's NBA draft? Check out SI.com/nba for the latest buzz on the freshman class and to see the biggest men on campus.
Wondering what the refs were thinking on that call? For one week Peter King was given unprecedented access to a crew of NFL officials as they prepared for and then worked a Sunday game. Go behind the scenes with Peter in his three-part series, Game 150, at TheMMQB.com
SI DIGITAL BONUS
In this season's fourth installment of the SI video series Underdogs,SI.com visits T.C. Williams High, in Alexandria, Va., featured in the 2000 box office hit Remember the Titans, and finds a program struggling to return to glory. Go to SI.com/underdogs
Drew Lawrence (@by_drew)
Attention top HS kickers of America: Nick Saban is on Line One.
Mark Mravic (@MarkMravic)
Well, one good thing to come out of this Redskins naming thing is that my boy just learned about the Navajo Code Talkers.
With the 2014 Winter Olympics only two months away, SI.com takes a look at some of the Games' most popular events, including snowboard cross, which has sent Olympic boarders soaring since the 2006 Games in Turin.
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLE ZIGMONT; JOHN MILLER/AP (GORDON); ANDY LYONS/GETTY IMAGES (RANDLE); LANCE KING/GETTY IMAGES (PARKER)
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