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Nov. 10, 2008
Nov. 10, 2008

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Nov. 10, 2008

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This is an article from the Nov. 10, 2008 issue

Trophy Hunt

This year'sHeisman race shapes up as a quarterbacks' scramble, with Texas Tech's GrahamHarrell, Florida's Tim Tebow, Texas's Colt McCoy and Oklahoma's Sam Bradfordcontinuing to put up big numbers. SI.com's college football coverage includesGene Menez's Heisman Watch, plus ...

• Power Rankingsby Stewart Mandel

• Daily Analysison The Sweep blog

• Game of the Weekby Cory McCartney

FOR MORE COLLEGEFOOTBALL NEWS AND COMMENTARY, GO TO SI.COM/CFB.

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ANDY STAPLES
Inside College Football
The resignation of Phillip Fulmer is the end of an era at Tennessee
SI.com/staples

SETH DAVIS
Inside College Basketball
Will freshmen Jrue Holiday and Drew Gordon lead UCLA to a title?
SI.com/davis

PAUL ZIMMERMAN
Inside the NFL
Power rankings, reader mailbag and the weekly bettors' guide
SI.com/zimmerman

BASEBALL FREEAGENCY

Major Leaguers Onthe Move

Think baseball'sslowing down now that the World Series is over? Hardly: 184 major leaguers,including Manny Ramirez, CC Sabathia and Mark Texeira, are now eligible forfree agency. Check out SI.com for complete coverage of the off-season,including Ben Reiter's ranking of the top 50 free agents, trade news from JohnDonovan and Jon Heyman, and our free-agent tracker.

Photo gallery ofoff-season baseball story lines at SI.com/mlb.

SI VAULT
YOUR LINK TO SPORTS HISTORY

FROM SPORTSILLUSTRATED
OCTOBER 10, 1994

SI writer RichardHoffer witnessed welterweight Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker batter Buddy McGirtto win a unanimous decision in Norfolk.

THE FIGHTERS soldtheir rematch as high art, a little piece of culture. Pernell Whitaker, who isnicknamed for a member of the legume family, promised a "fast-paced chessmatch." Little Buddy McGirt, whose trademark homburg (he conducted hisprefight interviews in bed, with the hat atop his glazed dome) lent an unusualcivility to the scene, assured his fans that he would "make Sweet Peathink." This would be an entirely intellectual exercise, elegant andrefined. Fans might want to bring their opera glasses.

Check out thelatest classic SI story at SI.com/classic.

DoubleCoverage

SI is publishingtwo covers this week, celebrating both the Phillies (in the Northeast) and theNFL at midseason (in the rest of the country).

PHOTOGRAPHS BYCHUCK SOLOMON (PHILLIES); WALTER IOOSS JR. (HAYNESWORTH)
INSET PHOTOS: Walter Iooss Jr. (Haynesworth); Chuck Solomon (Lidge)

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PHOTOMATT SLOCUM/AP (HARRELL)PRIZED? Clockwise from top left: Harrell, McCoy, Tebow and Bradford.PHOTOPETER READ MILLER (MCCOY)[See caption above]PHOTOBOB ROSATO (BRADFORD)[See caption above]PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER (TEBOW)[See caption above]PHOTOKEITH BIRMINGHAM (RAMIREZ)PHOTOTED MENZIES (ZIMMERMAN)FIVE PHOTOS