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USC
Takes Down Michigan 32-18
PLUS
COMPLETE BOWL ROUNDUP

BCS CHAMPIONSHIP
GAME PREVIEW

NFL Playoffs
Flying High
Jeff Garcia Leads the Cinderella Eagles Into Wild-Card Weekend

Pistol Pete
And the Invention of Showtime Basketball P. 62
BY MARK KRIEGEL

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN IACONO PHOTORich Clarkson