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April 08, 2007

FEATURES

NCAA TOURNAMENT

42 Repeat, Repeat
With an 84--75 win over Ohio State, Florida defended its national hoops title and made a habit of beating up on the Buckeyes in the big one
by Grant Wahl
• SI's 2007--08 Top Ten
by Luke Winn

PRO BASKETBALL

50 The Game Plan
SI got inside for both teams' strategies before a Mavericks-Suns showdown
by Jack McCallum

BASEBALL

56 Triple A Billionaire
He's sitting on a $2.4 billion rock pile, but all Matt White wants to do is pitch
by Michael Farber

HOCKEY

60 Time to Put Up
Judgment Day is near for five top players in danger of being branded playoff busts
by Michael Farber

SWIMMING

64 Mind Boggling
By winning seven golds at the worlds, Michael Phelps left his sport awestruck
by Brian Cazeneuve

BONUS

Blindsided by HISTORY
In 1957 segregationists inadvertently broke up one of the top football dynasties in the land
by GARY SMITH
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Departments

6 Leading Off

14 Letters

16 Players
First Person: Allen Iverson
Many happy returns in tennis
Point shaving at Toledo?
Baseball's merriest prankster
The Ultimate workout
The Bambino's screen debut

36 Faces in the Crowd

86 Life of Reilly
There's what Leo Durocher thought about nice guys—and there's Roger Federer by Rick Reilly

Inside...

79 Baseball
The race is on for the Rocket
April is pivotal for three players

82 The NFL
The Texans lower expectations
Backup QBs who deserve a shot

84 NASCAR
Second place irks Jeff Gordon
The most disappointing driver

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• Behind-the-scenes reporting throughout the tournament
• Video commentaries from the course by the SI and Golf Magazine teams

PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER (PHELPS)64 POWER TAKEOFF Michael Phelps dived in for the 400 individual medley on Sunday on his way to one of his seven gold medals at the world swimming championships. PHOTOCOURTESY OF JACK MCCLAIN PHOTO1 2 3 4 5 6

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)