This is an article from the Oct. 22, 2012 issue
With seven weeks of college football already in the books, some key questions have emerged for fans. Can Manti Te'o and Notre Dame maintain the winning luck of the Irish? Will Alabama roll to its third championship in four years? Is West Virginia's Geno Smith still the front-runner to win the Heisman? Go to SI.com for the annual College Football Midseason Report, in which our experts analyze the season's first half, highlight the biggest surprises and flops, select the SI All-America first and second teams and tell what to expect in the coming weeks as we begin the countdown to the BCS Championship in Miami on Jan. 7. Plus ...
Campus Union: Holly Anderson hands out her midseason awards celebrating on- and off-the-field accomplishments.
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Touched By an Angel
From the SI Vault: Sept. 14, 2009
Inspired by the memory of pitcher Nick Adenhart(page 60), L.A. overcame a bleak start to seize control of the AL West
BY LEE JENKINS
Met up with @usainbolt today in NYC and talked track. Team Bolt told me there would be a surprise tonight. I guess doing SNL qualifies.
With our softball team losing the title, the A's, O's and Nats losing, I give up. Next thing you know they won't renew Honey Boo Boo.
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With 88 regular-season wins, the Cards play yet another playoff series against a team that won more games than they did—which means the Giants, with 94 wins, had better beware. Since 2006, St. Louis has had nine straight postseason matchups against nine different teams that won between four and 14 more games than they did. The Cards won eight of those matchups.... Read more of Verducci's Five Cuts atSI.com