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For a school that has housed two legends (Wilt Chamberlain and Danny Manning), the University of Kansas may have another one who is about to take the court. Andrew Wiggins is arguably the most hyped freshman to hit the college scene since Carmelo Anthony and now, Luke Winn writes, he arrives in Lawrence hoping to deliver the Jayhawks a national title.

Inside This Week's SI

October Heroes: It's the time of year for clutch players and surprising performers. After years of big hits in the middle of the Red Sox order, David Ortiz remains the center of the clutch hitting debate. By Albert Chen

Teddy Bridgewater: Louisville's star QB has his team closer to a BCS bowl and himself closer to NYC. With Jadeveon Clowney struggling with injury, Bridgewater is positioning himself to be the top selection in next year's NFL draft. By Pete Thamel

Bob Bradley: How the former U.S. coach, now "The American Pharaoh," has taken Egypt on a perfect run toward World Cup 2014. By Grant Wahl

Cups Runneth Under: The story of Foulproof Taylor, the unsung genius behind on-field armor. By Steve Rushin

SI Longform

After months of development, has released Sports Illustrated Longform, which highlights the rich, narrative, in-depth storytelling -- through enhanced photos, video and interactive elements -- that bring to you the best of what Sports Illustrated has to offer. The first edition of the new series is The Ghost of Speedy Cannon by Thomas Lake, a story of how one football fatality shed light on racial relations in 1970s Alabama.

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