January 30, 2013

About This Week's Cover

What could deer antler spray, holographic stickers and negatively charged water offer to professional athletes? David Epstein and George Dohrmann explore S.W.A.T.S -- Sports with Alternatives to Steroids -- a two-man company run out of the back of a gym near Birmingham, Alabama and how it suddenly gained access to Ray Lewis, Vijay Singh, Johnny Damon and the Alabama football team.

SI Digital

Bayou Face-Off

Who ya got? In the main event, we have Niners' golden boy Colin Kaepernick versus the Ravens' polarizing quarterback Joe Flacco. Two QBs, two contrasting passing attacks. SI.com has complete coverage of their upcoming battle at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, including game predictions, matchups you shouldn't miss, players to watch, a live game blog and the losing team report.

SI Commentary

Rob Mahoney on Rajon Rondo: "With Rondo out for the season, the Celtics will struggle to stay afloat. Nothing in Boston could possibly be the same, as the absence of so talented a distributor will create an undue burden on rest of the team." Read more of Mahoney and Ben Golliver's blog The Point Forward at si.com/nba.

SI Photos

Click through SI.com's gallery of the top 100 Super Bowl pictures shot by SI photographers, which features at least one photo from every game.

Complete Super Bowl XLVII Coverage

Check into SI.com to get all the in-depth and up-to-the minute coverage of Super Bowl XLVII including daily video updates, analysis and postgame reaction from Peter King, Jim Trotter, Don Banks and the rest of the SI team at SI.com/nfl/super-bowl.

More NFL content on SI.com

Jim Trotter: Getting inside the innovative offensive mind of the Niners' Greg Roman

Don Banks: Once again, Super Bowl Media Day lived up to expectations

Ben Reiter: Niners' offensive success can be attributed to their offensive line

Video: Peter King separates fact from fiction

Video: Storylines to watch in Super Bowl XLVII

Gallery: Top Super Bowl offensive performers

Gallery: Super Bowl's best defensive games

March is Almost Near

The Atlantic 10 is showing that even a lesser known conference can feature some of the nation's best basketball. Between VCU's stifling defense and La Salle's penchant to upset the bigger names, the A-10 is helping create the tremendous parity that is widespread in college basketball this season. Luke Winn, Seth Davis and Andy Glockner cover all the necessary bases at SI.com/cbb.

More College Basketball content on SI.com

Luke Winn: Michigan tops this week's College Basketball Power Rankings

Andy Glockner: Chaos hits the Bubble Watch after another weekend of big upsets

Seth Davis: Fast Break brings you the best and worst of the week in college hoops.

Kelli Anderson: Butler's Rotnei Clarke is learning from his injury.

Wahl to Wahl

Read Grant Wahl's reaction to the U.S.'s listless 0-0 draw against Canada and his upcoming thoughts about the Feb. 6 World Cup qualifier against Honduras.

More Soccer content on SI.com

Avi Creditor: USA-Canada player ratings

Tom Dart: U.S. shows little promise in draw with Canada

Ben Lyttleton: Mario Balotelli's departure from City may cost other jobs

Signing Day Central

Get the latest Signing Day coverage, including the latest news and trends, from Andy Staples, Stewart Mandel and Ben Glicksman as well as the latest rankings from Rivals.com.

More College Football content on SI.com

Stewart Mandel: Brady Hoke is holding his own with Michigan's recruiting class

Stewart Mandel: Recruiting rule changes will allow kids no freedom and make life harder for coaches

Ben Glicksman: These quarterback recruits could make an instant impact in 2013.

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