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SI NOW

SI NOW

By WITH HOST Maggie Gray

INBOX

INBOX

Rio 2016

In with a Bang

By Alexander Wolff

Engendering Debate

By Tim Layden

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2016 PREVIEW

MARQUEE MADNESS

After his brilliant performance in the national title game Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson comes soaring into the new season, but he's got help carrying the sport's banner. This year an abundance of high-profile, high-achieving players are back, and excitement is, well, high

By Andy Staples

WHEN OPPOSITES ATTACK

Houston coach Tom Herman and his quarterback, Greg Ward Jr., have overcome serious doubts about each other to run, pass and shout their way into the national title conversation

By Pete Thamel

SWISS ARMY MEN

The answer to the up-tempo offense isn't a scheme—it's a person, a versatile defender like Michigan's Jabrill Peppers, who can play anywhere and make a quarterback doubt everything

By Andy Staples

LOOK WHO'S TALKING

By Pete Thamel

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOUTING REPORTS

1 ALABAMA

2 CLEMSON

3 FLORIDA STATE

4 MICHIGAN

5 LSU

6 OKLAHOMA

7 WASHINGTON

8 HOUSTON

9 OHIO STATE

10 TENNESSEE

11 STANFORD

12 NOTRE DAME

13 MICHIGAN STATE

14 IOWA

15 LOUISVILLE

16 GEORGIA

17 OKLAHOMA STATE

18 WASHINGTON STATE

19 OLE MISS

20 TCU

21 OREGON

22 NORTH CAROLINA

23 UCLA

24 SAN DIEGO STATE

25 BOISE STATE

SI'S ALL-AMERICAS

POINT AFTER

Almost Famous

By Franz Lidz

Departments

Leading Off

Love and Infamy

The retirement of Alex Rodriguez is cause to assess a player who cherished the game, tarnished it—and has more to offer it

By Tom Verducci

The Case for ... A-Rod, Legend

By Joe Sheehan

Glorious Failures

When the best isn't good enough

Games Change

Who might follow Bob Costas?

By Richard Deitsch

GO FIGURE

HOT | NOT

Wrecks And Effects

Life in the NFL fast lane calls for a tune-up man

By Jamie Lisanti

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Liquid Gold

By Alexandra Fenwick

JUST MY TYPE

By Interview by Dan Patrick