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26 | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Florida's Seniors

An exclusive look—on and off the court—at life for four starters on the No. 1 team in the country

By Andy Staples and Bill Frakes

36 | PRO FOOTBALL

Greg Hardy

In using their franchise tag, the Panthers are gambling big on their Kraken-inspired defensive end

By Robert Klemko

40 | PRO BASKETBALL

Tale of Two Rookies

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Bennett are on opposite tracks

By Chris Mannix and Andrew Lawrence

46 | BOOK EXCERPT

The Pete Problem

A quarter century after Pete Rose was banned, a new book examines his life and his place in history

By Kostya Kennedy

54 | HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Gunderson High

Fed up with poor attitudes, a coach suspended five players. Eight more left. What happened next?

By Chris Ballard

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SI Digital

6

Leading Off

12

The Mail

15

Scorecard

22

Faces in The Crowd

23

Just My Type

QB Blake Bortles lives his combine dream

BY DAN PATRICK

64

Point After

The NFL says London deserves a team. Does it want one?

BY MICHAEL ROSENBERG

ON THE COVER: FOCUS ON SPORT/GETTY IMAGES

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BILL FRAKES/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (YOUNG)

EARLY BLOOMER Gators center Patric Young found a fourth-grader with hops at a Gainesville school.

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GREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MASCOT)

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GRANT HALVERSON/GETTY IMAGES (HARDY)

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NICK LAHAM/GETTY IMAGES (ANTETOKOUNMPO)

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NICK LAHAM/GETTY IMAGES (BENNETT)

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TONY TRIOLO FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ROSE)

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JOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (GUNDERSON)