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Dec. 10, 2012

The Oral History of Johnny Football

Friends, family, coaches and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel himself explain how he went from hypercompetitive Texas tot to best player in the nation

Dec. 14, 2015

MAXIMUM IMPACT

No back gets more mileage out of brute force than Alabama junior Derrick Henry, who hits the hole like a freight train as he reduces some of the ...

Sept. 28, 2015

TIDE, TURNED

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. CAMPUS RUSH. CAMPUSRUSH.COM. OLE MISS COACH Hugh Freeze kicked his brown leather boots onto his ...

Aug. 16, 2010

SEC

HOW THEY'LL FINISH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: DEC. 4 IN ATLANTA ALABAMA OVER ...

May 02, 2016

DECISION 2016

YOU'RE A JUNIOR DEFENSIVE END AT CLEMSON, PLAYING OPPOSITE A STAR. AFTER A STRING OF ROUGH YEARS YOU'RE ...

April 18, 2016

LIVING ON THE EDGE

NOAH SPENCE chugged so much water on that September day in 2014.... He knew it wouldn't work, but he had to make one last-ditch effort to ...

April 22, 2013

UNBREAKABLE

He had to be. No one could come back from that. Time seemed to stop on the afternoon of Oct. 27. At Williams-Brice Stadium, where the upper ...

Aug. 22, 2011

SEC

HOW THEY'LL FINISH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME DEC. 3 IN ATLANTA: ALABAMA OVER ...

Jan. 18, 2016

THIS ONE IS SPECIAL

An audacious onside kick. An electrifying kickoff return. A breakout by an underused tight end. Alabama needed something beyond its usual ...

Jan. 11, 2016

DEEP IMPACT

Alabama finally allowed its underestimated quarterback, Jake Coker, to let it rip FROM THE opposite side of the field, Alabama sophomore ...

Nov. 30, 2015

FLORIDA STRAITS

THE LOOK IN his players' eyes during last Saturday's lackluster 20--14 overtime win over Florida Atlantic inspired Florida coach Jim McElwain ...

May 05, 2014

Semper FIT

In order to ensure the health and readiness of our special operations forces, the U.S. military is following the lead of the sports world with ...

Feb. 15, 2016

The Case For ... BINDING OFFERS

The best way to stop the rash of decommitments and pulled scholarships is to let players sign as soon as they get an offer

Jan. 19, 2015

PARTY CRASHERS

LED BY EZEKIEL ELLIOTT'S HARD-CHARGING RUNS, CARDALE JONES'S RESILIENCE AND A DEFENSE THAT DIDN'T REST, OHIO ...

Aug. 19, 2013

9 FLORIDA

The case for The Gators have nine starters back from a team that put together the strongest regular-season résumé in the nation in 2012.

Aug. 17, 2009

13 LSU

Once an SEC rival, the new coordinator shakes up an impassive defense.

Nov. 10, 2014

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

Aug. 10, 2015

09. FLORIDA STATE

THE IRISH ARE COMING The offense was already in a major state of flux. The line has four new starters to break in. The receiving corps must ...