Collin Klein once told an irritated teammate "Don't get bees in your bonnet." He drove tractors, cleaned chicken coops, and dug post holes as a home schooled youth in Loveland, Colo.; If he talked back, his father would reply "Don't tell me how rough the water is, just bring in the ship." Thomas Lake writes 27 things you need to know about the Heisman frontrunner and burgeoning American hero.
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The Los Angeles Lakers fired their coach five games into the highly anticipated 2012 season. Did Mike Brown get a raw deal? Do the Lakers have what it takes to win the Western Conference? Chris Mannix delves into the problems with the Lakers... and whether they can fix them.
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You likely know that Ohio State was on probation, but did you know that they are still unbeaten? Pete Thamel digs into Urban Meyer's wildly successful first year in Columbus and how the revival of the Buckeyes may mean that the Big-10 can rise again.
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Michigan basketball features some familiar names, but the faces are a little younger. Michael Rosenberg discusses the rise of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III. They may not be spitting images of their NBA fathers, but both are helping Michigan rise to the top of the hyper-competitive Big Ten.
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Since returning to the NFL in 2009, Michael Vick has said and done the right things. Matt Gagne asks, just what has Michael Vick done to deserve this? The battering he continues to take from pass rushers and the changes in his quarterbacking are drastically changing a player that appeared invincible two seasons ago.
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Sports ultimate kingpin is a man named Stan Kroenke. Do you know who that is? L. Jon Wertheim discusses the unassuming real estate tycoon whose properties range from the St. Louis Rams to Arsenal. He loves the games, and he loves the money that accompanies it.
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