About This Week's Cover
In 1968, Sports Illustrated released an iconic cover commemorating the world champion St. Louis Cardinals. In 2013, the Cardinals aren't series champions yet, but they do have a tremendous pitching staff that resembles the quality of their organization. Ben Reiter delves into what makes the rotation so strong, the team so good and the organization so effective.
The Miami Heat are the beasts of the east, but now they must take on the Indiana Pacers, a team guaranteed to try and rough Lebron, Wade and company up. With the top defense in the NBA this season taking on the league's best offense, fireworks are inevitable. Make sure to visit SI.com/nba for all the latest playoff coverage and Chris Mannix's latest Mock Draft.
College Athlete of the Year
Cornell's Kyle Dake and North Carolina's Loren Shealy are the 2013 College Athletes of the Year, but be sure to check in at the SI.com College Athlete of the Year hub to read pieces on the top college student-athletes in the nation. Also be sure to watch the videos of both winners.