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April 08, 2013
April 08, 2013

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April 8, 2013

LEADING OFF
  • Early-April optimism is more than a platitude this year. The most predictable thing about baseball in 2013 is its unpredictability

THE MAIL
MARCH MADNESS
DRAFT PREVIEW
TIGER
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THE FINAL FOUR

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34 Louisville

A plea from a horrifically stricken teammate spurred the Cardinals to Atlanta

BY LUKE WINN

Michigan's Freshman Monster

The Orange's Danger Zone

A Shocking Cinderella

Scouting the Semifinalists

44 Headhunters

Big-money search firms have become college sports' new power brokers

BY GEORGE DOHRMANN

FEATURES

NFL DRAFT PREVIEW

50 Big Bodies

Man boobs or mobility? Thunder thighs or a fast 40 time? For wide-body prospects in an ever-evolving game, every extra pound is a double-edged sword

BY AUSTIN MURPHY

Andre Smith Slims

GOLF

58 Tiger Woods

He's regained his No. 1 ranking and has majors history in his sight. Here's how he got back to that good place

BY MICHAEL ROSENBERG

DEPARTMENTS

2 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

16 The Mail

19 Scorecard

No one transformed basketball like Brittney

26 Just My Type

How Johnny Football is handling the spotlight

BY DAN PATRICK

28 Faces in the Crowd

68 Point After

Time to legalize sports wagering? You bet

BY STEVE RUSHIN

SI HAS REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK: Photographs by Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated (Woods); John W. McDonough/Sports Illustrated (Wichita State); David E. Klutho/Sports Illustrated (Louisville)

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PHOTOGREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MICHIGAN)STOOL TEACHER Michigan coach John Beilein had an unusual vantage point as he guided Trey Burke (3) and the Wolverines past Florida and on to Atlanta.PHOTOKOHJIRO KINNO (WOODS)