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Filling Out the Dance Card

It's no shock that Wichita State returns to the Final Four, but the Gators await

By Luke Winn

Like a Dream

No one has broken out more than Kansas's Joel Embiid, whose freshman season calls to mind Hakeem Olajuwon's—right down to the back injury. But the Jayhawks' Final Four aspirations still hinge on the 7-footer who began playing the game just four years ago

By Kelli Anderson

Extreme Makeover

It took the better part of three seasons, but New Mexico senior forward Cameron Bairstow has completed his transformation from beanpole to bruiser—just in time for him to power the Mountain West champs deep into the tournament

By Phil Taylor

Orange Blossom

Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant has always had the potential—just look at his basketball bloodlines—but it wasn't until he remade his shot that he became a major contributor for a team that could win it all

By Pete Thamel

5-MINUTE GUIDE

The men's and women's players of the year, the teams that should make it to the Final Four and the coverage that awaits them

By Richard Deitsch

The Swing Shift

At 6'4", sophomore Breanna Stewart can do more than shoot, block shots and lead undefeated Connecticut to a second straight national title. She can also be the inspiration for a new type of player, the first Kevin Durant of the women's game

By Emma Carmichael

Huskies Hunters

Let's not give Connecticut a ninth championship (and fourth in six years) just yet. Three teams with giant-killing bona fides are plotting their own victory parties in Nashville

By Lindsay Schnell

The Z Factor

By Seth Davis

NBA

There Is Only ONE AL JEFFERSON

By Lee Jenkins

PRO HOCKEY

Spotlight: St. Louis

By Brian Cazeneuve

BASEBALL

The Great DISRUPTER

By Ben Reiter

POINT AFTER

Hockey's Higher Purpose

By Steve Rushin

Departments

Leading Off

Heal Thyself

A 6'5", 315-pound tackle who went to college in Canada and is only a few credits from earning his medical degree, is eager to play in the NFL—and hoping to help fix it

By Joan Niesen

Second Season

A rowing medalist trades oars for poles

By Stephanie Apstein

Rock of Stages

By Kostya Kennedy

Talking in Circles

Sports TV personalities have been on the move of late. Can you keep up?

By Richard Deitsch

HOT | NOT

In the Long Run

Bernard Lagat shares his secret of durability

By Dan Greene

The Host of Baseball Future

What a trip to the ballpark may look like 20 years from now

By Tim Newcomb

Ike's Last Stand

The iconic Augusta tree that tormented the Supreme Commander meets its match

By Gary Van Sickle

Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

Heartbreak And Loss

By Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Interview By Dan Patrick

Junior's Moment

The calm, cool son of a pro, shooting guard Gary Harris Jr. holds Michigan State together

By David Gardner

Two-and-Done

Five other sophomores who could be first-round picks in the NBA draft

By Chris Mannix

The Case for ... Killing the Block-Charge

By Mike Bebernes