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August 21, 2011

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

42 BRINGING OUT THE BEST

Corruption. Fraud. Cheating. Where's the joy in the college game these days? Everywhere

By Austin Murphy

57 THE TOP 10 GAME DAYS

Where to go to find the best in age-old rivalries, crowd enthusiasm and mascots

By Austin Murphy

64 SCOUTING REPORTS

Breakdowns of each of the Top 25 teams, with complete schedules and key players

99 WHO WILL WIN THE HEISMAN

Applying a six-step formula based on voting trends to the leading candidates of 2011

By Cory McCartney

105 HOW THEY WILL FINISH

Predictions of the year-end records for all 120 FBS teams, conference by conference

42 PLUS: RANKING THE CONFERENCES, COACHES, GAMES AND TRADITIONS

Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

17 Scorecard

The NCAA's crisis of confidence

23 Faces in the Crowd

24 Just My Type

Donovan McNabb gets used to wearing purple

By Dan Patrick

28 Inside ...

NFL

Philosophical differences

High School Football

Don Bosco Prep is No. 1

MLB

Assessing A.J. Burnett

NASCAR

A high-speed vendetta

Golf

America's Rory McIlroy

114 Point After

Stop me before I watch the NFL preseason again

BY PHIL TAYLOR

"There was Johnson last Friday in the media center at Watkins Glen, still bashing Busch, saying, "There's no love lost between the two of us... . I'm not going to let him run his mouth."

—Lars Anderson, on the NASCAR feud between Jimmie Johnson (left) and Kurt Busch

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PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER READ MILLER; PHOTO COMPOSITE BY SI IMAGING

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PHOTOJOHN HARRELSON/GETTY IMAGES (JOHNSON) PHOTOJED JACOBSOHN (STANFORD-OREGON)BREAKAWAY SATURDAY After a 52--31 loss last year, Stanford (in white) can get even with Oregon on Nov. 12 in Palo Alto, where a shot at the BCS title could be on the line. PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (ALABAMA) PHOTOMIKE MCGINNIS/ICON SMI (BUCKY BADGER) PHOTOBILL FRAKES (FLORIDA STATE) PHOTOPETER READ MILLER (ANDREW LUCK) PHOTOCHRIS CODUTO/ICON SMI (ARIZONA)

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