The Lineup

November 22, 2004

Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Contributors

19 Air and Space

Smelling the roses with agent Scott Boras, a thorn in baseball owners' sides by Steve Rushin

20 Scorecard

• Clarett, Buckeyes AD sling mud

• Peter King, movie star

• Will DUI hurt Michael Phelps?

32 Faces in the Crowd

37 Players

144 Life of Reilly

Now hear this: California School for the Deaf at Riverside can play by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

136 College Football

• Why are Spartans only at .500?

• Georgia Tech's freshman wideout

139 The NFL

• Buccaneers shun tie, blow game

142 The NBA

• Zo wants out of New Jersey

143 Soccer

• Eskandarian leads D.C. to title

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

PREVIEW

68 Fast Times

Speedy players like East Tennessee State's Tim Smith are changing the game

by Seth Davis

76 Local Girl Makes Good

Seimone Augustus has LSU eyeing its first national title

by Kelli Anderson

•Women's Top 10

82 Man of Many Moods

All of Tar Heel Nation is trying to read mercurial scoring machine Rashad McCants

by Grant Wahl

90 5 Minute Guide

A quick run through the top players, coaches and games to watch this season

by Seth Davis

92 Scouting Reports

SI ranks--and dissects--the nation's Top 20 men's teams, starting off in Chapel Hill

•Bracket fodder: Nos. 21--65

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

46 Tuesday Night Lights

A midweek, mid-major pigskin odyssey, all for TV exposure

by Austin Murphy

PRO FOOTBALL

58 Look Who's Back

Brett Favre moved the Packers to a share of the NFC North lead

by Michael Silver

PRO BASKETBALL

62 A Moving Experience

Carlos and CeCe Boozer knew just what they'd find in Utah

by Chris Ballard

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BY HOWARD SCHATZ

COVER FLAP PHOTOS: Darren Carroll, David E. Klutho, John W. McDonough (3), Manny Millan (2), Bob Rosato (2), Bob Stowell, Al Tielemans (2)

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COLOR PHOTOROBERT BECK; SKY EXTENDED BY SI IMAGING TROJAN FORCE USC wideout Dwayne Jarrett makes one of his two touchdown catches in a 49--9 rout of Arizona.

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