COLLEGE PREVIEW BASKETBALL

48 DYNAMIC DUOS

How do you challenge for the title? Have a pair of stud seniors—like Kyle Singler (right) and Nolan Smith—who are also best friends

By Kelli Anderson

54 XAVIER WOMEN

Amber Harris and Ta'Shia Phillips dream of winning a championship in their hometown of Indianapolis

By Kelli Anderson

Women's top 10

61 HOOPS HEROES

With help from DC Comics, here's a take on three larger-than-life basketball titans

By Luke Winn

68 SCOUTING REPORTS

Projected starting lineups, schedules, key games and analysis of the top 20 teams

Filling out the 68-team bracket

42 | PRO FOOTBALL

THE JETS

In a season without a dominant team, New York's supremely cohesive offensive line may determine which franchise takes the Lombardi Trophy

By Damon Hack

Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Scorecard

Troubles in Texas

22 Faces in the Crowd

24 Just My Type

Surfer Kelly Slater, 10-time world champ

By Dan Patrick

26 Inside ...

Boxing

Manny being Manny

The NBA

The cold Heat

The NFL

Coaches under fire

Fantasy Football

Runners to chase

College Football

Army uprising

Soccer

MLS stars don't align

The NHL

In favor of Rule 48

NASCAR

A title up for grabs

102 Point After

Field study in ethics

By Selena Roberts

2010--11 PREVIEW

For the college basketball preview, SI has put out four regional covers.

ON THE COVER Photographs by Bob Rosato (Duke); Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images (Kansas State); Robert Beck (Michigan State); Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images (Washington); background by Bob Rosato and SI Imaging

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