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November 21, 2005

NOVEMBER 21, 2005

VOLUME 103, NO. 20

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
2005-06

56
The Duke Way
A fabulous freshman class must learn at the sneakers of Coach K
by Grant Wahl

65
Hoops Hotbeds
Chicago and New York, sure, but check out Houston and Seattle
by Grant Wahl

71
Made in Texas
Longhorns star Daniel Gibson is ready for his Final Four moment
by Luke Winn

76
Candace, Take Two
Now that she's finally healthy, will Tennessee's Candace Parker radically alter the women's game?
by Kelli Anderson

82
5 Minute Guide
A fast-break index of players, teams and trends to watch for
by Seth Davis

85
SI's Top 20
Plus, a scouting report, lineup and scout's take for all 20 teams

122
Filling the Brackets
From No. 21 down to No. 65

FEATURES

A SPECIAL RUN OF COVERS
This week SI features covers with four teams from SI's Top 10 for the 2005 college basketball preview.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

44 The Wild, Wild SEC
Another heart-stopping Saturday in the game's most exciting conference
by Phil Taylor

PRO FOOTBALL

50 Fallen Idols
From dynasty to disaster--inside the collapse of a once-proud franchise
by Michael Silver

SOCCER

54 Bottom's Up
The Galaxy shine again in the MLS final, thanks to a surprise hero
by Grant Wahl

 

Departments

12 Leading Off

20 Letters

24 Catching Up With ...

27 Air and Space
The boy who got TO to talk his way off the Eagles by Steve Rushin

30 Scorecard

• The invisible heavyweight champ

• Anybody miss Latrell Sprewell?

38 Faces in the Crowd

41 Players

136 The Life of Reilly

The pits are the pits by Rick Reilly

 

Inside ...

127 The NFL

• Falcons' DT Rod Coleman is scary

130 College Football

• USC has too much talent. Really

132 The NHL

• Why Eric Staal liked the lockout

135 The NBA

• Webber and AI learn to share!

 

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BY BILL FRAKES

INSET PHOTOS: Bill Frakes (Parker);

Darren Carroll (Gibson)

 

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FOUR PHOTOSBILL FRAKES (4) ALLEN KEE/WIREIMAGE.COM (YOUNG)130 HORNS APLENTY Texas, led by Vince Young, stampeded Kansas. PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (PATERNO) PHOTOROBERT BECK (REILLY) PHOTOGREG NELSON (LEBRON JAMES)

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