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WORLD SERIES

Continuity PRINCIPALS

Madison Bumgarner came as close to winning the World Series single-handedly as anyone could. But the bedrock of the San Francisco championships is a manager--front office relationship that's as stable as it is sublime

By Tom Verducci

Off-season Story Lines to Watch

With the Hot Stove heating up, we preview some of the winter's most intriguing questions

By Albert Chen

The MMQB

MIND THE GAP

TODAY'S DEFENSES—HELLO, 7--1 CARDINALS!—APPLY PRESSURE BY THREATENING THE VITAL LANES BETWEEN THE CENTER AND THE GUARDS. AND ONCE A TEAM HAS SLOTTED A PAIR OF BLITZERS IN THOSE "A" GAPS? THAT'S WHEN THE FUN BEGINS

By Andy Benoit

COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW

Men's Scouting Reports

1 KENTUCKY

COACH JOHN CALIPARI (6TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 29--11 SEC 12--6

By Seth Davis

2 ARIZONA

COACH SEAN MILLER (6TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 33--5 PAC-12 15--3

By Luke Winn

3 WISCONSIN

COACH BO RYAN (14TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 30--8 BIG TEN 12--6

By Luke Winn

4 DUKE

COACH MIKE KRZYZEWSKI (35TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 26--9 ACC 13--5

By Brian Hamilton

5 KANSAS

COACH BILL SELF (12TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 25--10 BIG 12 14--4

By Joan Niesen

6 FLORIDA

COACH BILLY DONOVAN (19TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 36--3 SEC 18--0

By Pete Thamel

7 LOUISVILLE

COACH RICK PITINO (14TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 31--6 AMERICAN ATHLETIC 15--3

By Seth Davis

8 VILLANOVA

COACH JAY WRIGHT (14TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 29--5 BIG EAST 16--2

By Dan Greene

9 VIRGINIA

COACH TONY BENNETT (6TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 30--7 ACC 16--2

By Dan Greene

10 GONZAGA

COACH MARK FEW (16TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 29--7 WCC 15--3

By Luke Winn

11 NORTH CAROLINA

COACH: ROY WILLIAMS (12TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD: 24--10 ACC 13--5

By Sarah Kwak

12 TEXAS

COACH RICK BARNES (17TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 24--11 BIG 12 11--7

By Pete Thamel

13 OHIO STATE

COACH THAD MATTA (11TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 25--10 BIG TEN 10--8

By Brian Hamilton

14 SAN DIEGO STATE

COACH STEVE FISHER (16TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 31--5 MOUNTAIN WEST 16--2

By Seth Davis

15 IOWA STATE

COACH FRED HOIBERG (5TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 28--8 BIG 12 11--7

By Dan Greene

16 WICHITA STATE

COACH GREGG MARSHALL (8TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 35--1 MISSOURI VALLEY 18--0

By Dan Greene

November Madness

Badger Ball

Don't be fooled by the old-school reputation. Wisconsin's surprisingly progressive—and championship caliber—offense will be the country's most efficient

By Luke Winn

Women's Scouting Reports

It's that time of year when clocks get reset, holiday songs get airtime and UConn gets the preseason No. 1 ranking. But to win their fifth title in seven seasons, the Huskies will have to overcome a quartet of worthy challengers

By Richard Deitsch

All-America Team

By Richard Deitsch

1 CONNECTICUT

COACH GENO AURIEMMA (30TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 40--0 AMERICAN ATHLETIC 18--0

By Richard Deitsch

2 SOUTH CAROLINA

COACH DAWN STALEY (7TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 29--5 SEC 14--2

By Lindsay Schnell

3 NOTRE DAME

COACH MUFFET MCGRAW (28TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 37--1 ACC 16--0

By Richard Deitsch

4 TENNESSEE

COACH HOLLY WARLICK (3RD SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 29--6 SEC 13--3

By Lindsay Schnell

5 TEXAS A&M

COACH GARY BLAIR (12TH SEASON) 2013--14 RECORD 27--9 SEC 13--3

By Lindsay Schnell

Do Ask, Do Tell

Max Lenox was born to a crack-addicted black mother and raised by two white gay fathers. How did he end up a much-admired captain of the Army basketball team? It's an American family story

By S.L. Price

POINT AFTER

Kobe vs. Kismet

By Lee Jenkins

Departments

SI.COM

Leading Off

Domino Effect

Former corporate CEO Dave Brandon's arrival at Michigan was supposed to herald a new era for athletic directors but instead brought about new lows for a storied program

By Andy Staples

SI PLAYOFF PREDICTION NOV. 3

From now through the Dec. 15 issue Staples will assess which teams should make college football's final four.

By Andy Staples

LAST WISH FULFILLED

By Stephanie Apstein

Star Chores

David Eckstein's postbaseball life started in outer space

By Albert Chen

Mustache Math

Movember, the annual mustache-growing fund- and awareness-raiser for men's health issues, is upon us. In celebration, here are a few of the more notorious 'staches in sports broken down into their primary elements

HOT | NOT

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

The Case for ... Royals Fans

By Steve Rushin