March 12, 2013

About this week's cover

The Chicago Blackhawks recently concluded arguably the most impressive streak in NHL history and may have brought the NHL back into the public eye as a result. The 'Hawks get the cover this week after captivating a fanbase and the nation with a thrilling brand of hockey that was a welcome sight in a lockout-shortened season.

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Tourney Time

Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Tyler Hansborough and Lew Alcindor compose just part of SI's 75 Greatest Players in NCAA Tournament History. To celebrate the 75th anniversary, ranked the top 75 players in the history of the Big Dance. Yes, the Big E, the Big O and the Big Dipper. They are all there. Big Country, Big Baby and Big Aristotle are not. Visit the college basketball tournament hub to see the 75 greatest players and 10 greatest moments.

Football in Bloom

Who is ready for the fall? Stewart Mandel, Andy Staples and the rest of SI's college football experts break down the spring practice season with conference-by-conference reports. Go to

Extra Mustard

Someday, when his grandkids ask why he was on the shelf during spring training in 2013, Michael Taylor may want to embellish the story; The A's outfielder can't play because he gashed his pinkie while throwing away a piece of gum. Get more Bizarre Injuries of the Day at

Halfway Through

The games go quickly in a lockout-shortened season, and as a result, the NHL has already reached its midway point. Read who has impressed Allan Muir the most in his midseason awards and read other Muir entries on the SI hockey blog, Home Ice. Follow Muir, Brian Cazeneuve, Sarah Kwak and Stu Hackel as the teams race to capture playoff spots.

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Stu Hackel: Expand the Calder Trophy field for a talented crop of rookies

Adrian Dater: Blackhawks remain atop the Power Rankings, but the Penguins are gunning for the top spot.

Gallery: Iconic Chicago Blackhawks

One And One

Selection Sunday is not even one week away, so now is the time to brush up on your college basketball knowledge. Stay up to date on all of the madness of March with SI's new college basketball blog One And One. Join Andy Glockner for breakdowns of every conference tournament

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Andy Glockner: Bracket Watch: Conference conflict plagues seeds

Pete Thamel: Notre Dame set to jump to ACC

Andy Glockner: The odds your team wins it all

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