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April 15, 2013
April 15, 2013

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April 15, 2013

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
MARCH MADNESS
  • AT THE HEART OF LOUISVILLE'S THIRD NATIONAL TITLE WAS THE SPECIAL BOND FORGED AMONG ITS CAST OF SPIRITED CHARACTERS—A BROTHERHOOD THAT STOOD TOGETHER THROUGH A TUMULTUOUS RUN TO A FINAL FOR THE AGES

  • NOW ON TO THE NEXT BIG THING: KENTUCKY'S JOHN CALIPARI RELOADS WITH SUPERTWINS AARON AND ANDREW HARRISON, A PAIR OF TOP-RATED GUARDS WHO HOPE TO EARN AN NCAA TITLE, THEN TWO SPOTS IN THE NBA LOTTERY

  • This season may have just ended, but it's never too early to start thinking about which teams will be at the top of the polls next fall

DRAFT PREVIEW
  • SLAMMED BY A MOST SCATHING SCOUTING REPORT, GENO SMITH IS OUT TO PROVE A GREATER TRUTH: THAT HE'S MUCH MORE THAN JUST THE BEST BET IN A SUBPAR QUARTERBACK CLASS

VERNE LUNDQUIST
LARRY SANDERS
  • THE NBA'S FIERY ANGEL HAS SEEN THE DARKEST CORNERS OF CRAZY, HE'LL TELL YOU. BUT THEN HE FOUND HIS HAPPY (IF STILL OCCASIONALLY VOLATILE) PLACE. LET THE GAME'S FIERCEST DEFENDER DRAW THE PICTURE FOR YOU

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NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP

This is an article from the April 15, 2013 issue

34 Louisville vs. Michigan

The teams squared off in Atlanta in the climax of the 75th Final Four

44 Stand-Up Double

Kentucky reloads with six Top 20 recruits, led by the hyperskilled Harrison twins

BY CHRIS MANNIX

THE TOP 10 OF 2013--14

FEATURES

NFL DRAFT

50 Geno Smith

Ripped in one scouting report, the West Virginia QB is out to show he's more than just the best in a bad class

BY AUSTIN MURPHY

MEDIA

56 Verne Lundquist

The man who has given voice to the Masters for 29 years talks about Texas rock, Bill Raftery and the back nine on Sunday

BY RICHARD DEITSCH

PRO BASKETBALL

60 Larry Sanders

The Bucks' big man emerged as a mighty defensive force once he learned to channel his emotions. But it's still a struggle

BY LEE JENKINS

DEPARTMENTS

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

10 The Mail

12 Scorecard

Taiwanese baseball's unlikely savior: Manny

20 Faces in the Crowd

22 Just My Type

Tony Gonzalez is back, with his son's blessing

BY DAN PATRICK

68 Point After

How safe is it for a gay athlete to come out?

BY PHIL TAYLOR

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PHOTOCRYSTAL SCHREINER PHOTOGRAPHY AND BRIDGE MANAGEMENTDRAWING ATTENTION An artist in his own right, Larry Sanders is a candidate for the NBA's Most Improved Player.