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Nov. 21, 2011
Nov. 21, 2011

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Nov. 21, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
SPECIAL REPORT: SCANDAL. SHAME. A SEARCH FOR ANSWERS.
PRO FOOTBALL
  • Remember the 49ers? After eight dismal years, the former glamour team has been reborn—as a band of blue-collar misfits led by an intense new coach and a roster full of NFL castoffs

PRO HOCKEY
PRO BASKETBALL
  • J.J. Barea, the breakout star of the NBA Finals, wants to get back to work. Until he does, he'll be hanging out with his girlfriend— a former Miss Universe—on the tropical island where he's a hero

HEY SIXTEEN
  • HAS A LOT ON HER MIND. THE YOUNGEST WINNER IN LPGA TOUR HISTORY HAS THE GAME, THE DRIVE AND THE CHARISMA TO BE THE NEXT MEGASTAR IN WOMEN'S GOLF. IF ONLY SHE COULD FIND A DATE TO THE PROM

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2 Leading Off

8 Letters

11 Editor's Letter

15 Scorecard

Coaching college football the right way

22 Faces in the Crowd

24 Just My Type

Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy

BY DAN PATRICK

28 Inside ...

College Football

Heisman shake-up?

Boxing

Pacquiao's flaws

NFL

A Bengals breakthrough

NASCAR

The Chase's final two

Baseball

Big money for closers

NHL

Hockey's waiting game

84 Point After

MJ is still a competitor, now for the other side

BY PHIL TAYLOR

FEATURES

40 | SPECIAL REPORT

PENN STATE

Shame, and a search for answers, in the most explosive scandal in the history of college sports

By L. Jon Wertheim and David Epstein

VALUES THAT DEFINED AND ENDANGERED

PATERNO'S FINAL DARK CHAPTER

54 THE NFL

THE 49ERS

A roster full of NFL castoffs is thriving in San Francisco

By Jim Trotter

60 THE NHL

THE SLAP SHOT

Once the most thrilling play, it's becoming a blast from the past

By Michael Farber

64 TRIBUTE

JOE FRAZIER

Remembering one of boxing's greatest fighters

By Richard Hoffer

68 THE NBA

J.J. BAREA

How the breakout star of the Finals is spending the lockout

By Alexander Wolff

LEXI THOMPSON

The youngest winner in LPGA tour history has the game, the drive and the charisma to be the sport's next megastar

By Alan Shipnuck

P. 76

"The man known as much for his moral authority as for his 409 wins was being shown the door over a moral failure that even he conceded was a horrible lapse in judgment.

—L. Jon Wertheim and David Epstein on the firing of Penn State coach Joe Paterno

P.40

ON THE COVER

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PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (BRADLEY)GAME TIME Interim coach Tom Bradley (far left) and his team before facing Nebraska last Saturday.PHOTODAVID SWANSON/PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.COM (PATERNO)TWO PHOTOS