Lineup

March 07, 2011

SPECIAL REPORT

CRIMINAL RECORDS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL

A six-month investigation by Sports Illustrated and CBS News reveals that an alarming number of the players at top programs have criminal records. A comprehensive look of where the problem begins, how it has been ignored and what can be done to rectify it—for the good of the athletes and the schools

By George Dohrmann and Jeff Benedict

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WHERE'S THE LINE?

The decision to reject an offender or offer a second chance often comes down to a coach's gut feeling

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THE TROUBLE AT PITT

The Panthers had 22 players with criminal records, the most of any program in the study

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NEW SCRUTINY FOR RECRUITS?

There's emerging support in the NCAA for a system of mandated background checks on prospects

Page 38

40 PRO BASKETBALL

DERRICK ROSE

Chicago is a title contender behind its point guard and his new killer instinct

By Lee Jenkins

46 BASEBALL

C.J. WILSON

Baseball's unlikeliest ace has a simple job: help the Rangers return to the Series

By Franz Lidz

50 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

VANDY DANDY

Center Festus Ezeli has become the nation's most improved player

By Pablo S. Torre

56 SOCCER

JOSÉ MOURINHO

Real Madrid's leading man may be the best coach in any sport, anywhere

By Grant Wahl

Cool Days on The Dog Farm

Lance Mackey will try to become the first musher to win five straight Iditarods. But even that can't compete with his other triumphs

By David Epstein

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Departments

4 Leading Off

10 Letters

12 Scorecard

The NBA's star-crossed future

19 Just My Type

Jimmer Fredette talks hoops, college and pro

By Dan Patrick

20 Faces in the Crowd

22 Inside ...

The NFL

QB Q's at combine

The NHL

Blackhawks down

Baseball

St. Louis's big loss

70 Point After

One more fight for Nick Charles

By Joe Posnanski

PHOTOSIMON BRUTY (MACKEY) FOUR PHOTOS

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