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April 02, 2012
April 02, 2012

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April 2, 2012

Sports Illustrated DIGITAL
LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
2012 NCAA TOURNAMENT FINAL FOUR
PRO FOOTBALL
BASEBALL
GOLF
  • Tiger Woods won his first Tour event in 30 months, dominating as he did in his prime and signaling that he may be the man to beat at the Masters

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ON THE COVER

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

34 THE NCAA FINAL FOUR

A quartet of storied programs reached the Big Easy. Prepare for big-time showdowns

BY KELLI ANDERSON

SETH DAVIS: WHO'LL WIN IT ALL

FEATURES

PRO FOOTBALL

50 PEYTON MANNING

The inside story of how the most prized free agent in NFL history ended up in Denver

BY PETER KING

BASEBALL

56 R.A. DICKEY

The knuckleball master is also the author of a brutally honest memoir

BY L. JON WERTHEIM

GOLF

62 TIGER WOODS

After winning his first Tour event in 30 months, he may be the man to beat in Augusta

BY DAMON HACK

BONUS

66 THE TITANIC CENTENNIAL

Two of the world's best tennis players survived the most famous shipwreck in history

BY L. JON WERTHEIM

DEPARTMENTS

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

12 The Mail

15 Scorecard

New Orleans is in no mood to laissez les bon temps rouler

22 Faces in the Crowd

24 Just My Type

Andrew Luck on being courted by the Colts

BY DAN PATRICK

26 Inside ...

NFL

NHL

NBA

72 Point After

The deeper truth beneath the hoodies

BY PHIL TAYLOR

SI HAS THREE FINAL FOUR COVERS THIS WEEK

ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAMIAN STROHMEYER (OHIO STATE); DAVID E. KLUTHO (KANSAS); GREG NELSON (KENTUCKY)

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PHOTODAVID BERGMAN (TEBOW)New Jets quarterback Tim Tebow met with the New York media for the first time on Monday.FOUR PHOTOS