38 Cinderella Men
A trio of upstarts joined midmajor brethren Gonzaga in a historic Sweet 16
by Grant Wahl
• HOOP THOUGHTS Seth Davis on who came up big, fell short or made statements
• UNCOVERED GEM Washington's star guard outshone a more heralded rival
• POINT MAN The title hopes of UConn hinge on the play of Marcus Williams
50 Odd Couple
After a rocky start Nuggets star forward Carmelo Anthony and coach George Karlhave struck an uneasy alliance
by Ian Thomsen
54 The QB Scramble
With a frenzy of free-agent deals and big-name moves, the NFL has undergone aseismic quarterback shake-up
by Peter King and Jeffri Chadiha
Writing Up A Storm
The Web is changing sports coverage, from columnists who don't attend games torampant rumormongering.
Don't like it? Start your own blog
by Chris Ballard
6 Leading Off
12 From the Editor
17 Air and Space
A bar stool, three TVs and 13 hours of NCAA hoops by Steve Rushin
• A dispiriting portrayal of track
• The probability of point-shaving
32 Faces in theCrowd
76 Life ofReilly
Gonzaga's scoring machine, living shot to shot by Rick Reilly
• Classic suggests a new world view
72 The NBA
• Raptors' hire is more than a name
• The sad state of heavyweights
PHOTOGRAPH BYJOHN BIEVER (BRADLEY); BILL FRAKES (FLORIDA); JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (BOSTONCOLLEGE, GONZAGA); GREG NELSON (GEORGE MASON); BOB ROSATO (WICHITA STATE)
INSET PHOTOS:John W. McDonough (Brees); Mark Brettingen/WireImage.com (Culpepper
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