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October 31, 2010

SPECIAL REPORT CONCUSSIONS

PRO FOOTBALL

GAME-CHANGING HITS

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Neurologists who have studied the brains of deceased NFL players have little doubt: To play the sport at that level is to suffer repetitive head trauma

By Peter King

HUNTER ELSER, a junior linebacker at Jefferson High in Lafayette, Ind., lay on the field at Westfield (Ind.) High after suffering a concussion on Oct. 15.

38 RAY LEWIS BEGS TO DIFFER

By Tim Layden

40 HELMETS AREN'T ENOUGH

By David Epstein

42 NOT-SO-MINOR BLOWS

By David Epstein

45 WHERE THE TESTS FAIL

By David Epstein

46 A COACH'S CRISIS

By L. Jon Wertheim

47 PEEWEES AREN'T EXEMPT

By Farrell Evans

48

WORLD SERIES

Cliff Lee

The Texas ace should be the difference as the Rangers and the Giants face off in an unlikely Fall Classic

By Tom Verducci

54

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Cam Newton

Auburn's dazzling QB has overcome his sullied past and moved to the head of the Heisman class

By Lars Anderson

60

HORSE RACING

Zenyatta

One more win, at the Breeders' Cup, and she'll be the greatest female thoroughbred ever

By Tim Layden

Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Scorecard

Time for football to act on concussions

20 Just My Type

Shaun White: stress, surfing and surgeries

By Dan Patrick

22 Faces in the Crowd

24 Inside ...

The NFL

Toothless Bengals

Fantasy Football

New tight end in Indy

College Football

Mizzou's muscular D

College Basketball

Top recruits in limbo

66 The Vault

Nail-biting '91 Series

70 Point After

Meadowlark Lemon is still full of tricks at 78

By Phil Taylor

ON THE COVER Photograph by Fred Vuich; background by SI Imaging

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PHOTOANDREW HANCOCK (CONCUSSIONS) PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (MISSOURI)Mizzou got a big lift from beating Oklahoma (page 28). PHOTO

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