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Jan. 10, 2005

Without a Doubt

After a thundering Orange Bowl victory, a young USC team has back-to-back national titles, 22 straight wins and the makings of a dynasty

Dec. 13, 2010

Racing to Arizona

Oregon dashed by its Civil War rival while Auburn romped to the SEC championship, setting up the fast-paced, high-scoring national title matchup that everyone (including BCS bashers) wanted

Sept. 12, 2011

The Start of Something Big

Too early to play everybody's favorite parlor game, BCS 2012? Never. LSU has the eye of a January tiger. Oregon, good-bye. And Boise State? Fixing to make yet another mess of the championship calculus

Dec. 30, 2013

I Am (More Than) Robot Megatron

In the debate over whether the latest, greatest wide receiving machine is, in fact, an upgrade over the older model, judgment may very well come down to this question: what can Calvin Johnson do for Detroit in January—and when will he get the chance?

Oct. 31, 1988

A King in Edmonton

Wayne Gretzky returned to his old city and was greeted with heartfelt cheers

Nov. 16, 2015

GOODWILL, PUNTING

THE PEYTON AND ELI OF PUNTING, DUSTIN AND BRITTON COLQUITT HAVE TURNED THEIR SUPER BOWL--WINNING DAD'S CRAFT ...

Oct. 12, 2015

MACK ATTACK

TO PREVENT Dwyane Wade wannabes from hanging from the rims on their basketball court, the elders at the Miracle Prayer Temple in Fort ...

April 04, 1994

Khalid Reeves

Turns out the best guard in the Final Four is a bit of a mama's boy. Nothing wrong with that. When you grow up in New York City, as Arizona ...

July 02, 2007

Goons Forever

Thirty years after Slap Shot vaulted three minor league tough guys into hockey immortality, they're still playing their parts. And why not? They came by them naturally

Nov. 30, 2009

Muck Bowl

Deep in destitute Florida sugarcane country, where only the tough survive, two neighboring high school powerhouses teeming with Division I ...

Sept. 25, 2006

Shock Value

By opening up its playbook and turning big-play wide receiver Mario Manningham loose, Michigan stunned Notre Dame with an easy win in South Bend

Jan. 26, 2015

SEA CHANGE

FOR 55 MINUTES AGAINST THE PACKERS THE SEAHAWKS' SUPER BOWL TITLE DEFENSE LOOKED DEAD. BUT THANKS TO AN ...

Nov. 14, 2005

Extreme Makeover

Under the critical eye of coach Charlie Weis, the transformed Brady Quinn has led a big turnaround at Notre Dame. Now he looks good to the NFL

Feb. 09, 2015

SEEING STARS

Maybe Julian Edelman shouldn't have been on the field—but he was, and that paid off big for the Patriots.

Aug. 31, 1987

CHRIS SPIELMAN

Oh no, thought Charles (Sonny) Spielman. My kid is nuts. It was 1971, an October afternoon in northern Ohio. Sonny, then the head coach at ...

Dec. 13, 2010

Plain Speaking

Just what will Cam Newton say on Heisman Day?

Sept. 09, 1987

SCOUTING REPORT

It's going to come down to the Dec. 28 Monday night game in Miami. Seems that the fate of the New England Patriots always depends on some ...

April 17, 2006

Going Backward?

Playing in what could be his final Masters, David Duval displayed the form that signaled either his imminent demise or the next step in what would be a remarkable comeback