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NFL

24 Dak Prescott

He's proved to be a perfect fit for a franchise in transition

By Pete Thamel

30 Harrison Smith

The leader of the fierce Vikings defense flies under the radar

By Ben Baskin

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

36 Wisconsin

Will the Badgers' free-flowing D key an upset of Ohio State?

By Joan Niesen

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

42 Lonzo Ball

UCLA's hopes rest in the hands of a kinetic freshman point guard

By Brian Hamilton

TRUE CRIME

48 Will Smith

The complexities surrounding the former NFL star's death

By Richard O'Brien

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Departments

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

12 Inbox

14 Editor's Letter

16 Scorecard

20 Faces in The Crowd

22 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: How Lindsey Vonn prepares for a crash

60 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: Have we ever needed sports more than now?

ON THE COVER GREG NELSON