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Jan. 19, 2009
Jan. 19, 2009

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Jan. 19, 2009

SI.com
SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
PRO BASKETBALL
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
THE AUDACITY OF HOOPS
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This is an article from the Jan. 19, 2009 issue

NFL DIVISIONALPLAYOFFS

32 Who'll Stop'Em?
The Steelers rolled past the Chargers
By Lee Jenkins
• Ravens nip Titans for AFC title shot
• Eagles, Cardinals win in NFC upsets

BCS CHAMPIONSHIPGAME

42 Get Used toIt
Oklahoma-killer Florida is built to last
By Austin Murphy

PROBASKETBALL

48 The Power ofOne
Dwyane Wade has single-handedly lifted the Heat into playoff contention
By Phil Taylor

COLLEGEBASKETBALL

52 ChampaignDreams
Forward Mike Davis and pass-happy Illinois are the Big Ten's big surprise
By Mark Beech

THE AUDACITY OFHOOPS
If there's any one reason Barack Obama was elected President, it might just bethis: As a boy he began playing basketball, and he never stopped
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF
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Departments

8 Leading Off

14 Letters

16 Players
• College coaches, loyal? Uh, right
• Athletes who bite (each other)

28 Faces in theCrowd

30 Just My Typeby Dan Patrick
• Utah coach: We're No. 1!
• Biggest sports tearjerkers

70 Point After
How bad can a concussion be? Ask Kayla Hutcheson by Chris Ballard

Inside ...

66 CollegeBasketball
• Beware the Bears—Cal's women

68 The NHL
• Top two prospects all but equal

PHOTOSIMON BRUTY (ARIZONA)32 WINNING CARDS Arizona's Darnell Dockett (90) and Chike Okeafor (56) celebrated near the end of the Cardinals' 33--13 playoff victory at Carolina.PHOTOJASON REED/REUTERS (OBAMA)TWO PHOTOS