FOR AUG. 19
This is an article from the Aug. 19, 2013 issue
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BIG 12 PREVIEW
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College Football Countdown
With the 2013 season just around the corner—the first games are on Aug. 29—go to SI.com for previews of each of the major conferences, including video breakdowns from senior writer Andy Staples, Stewart Mandel's College Football Mailbag and our daily Campus Union blog. Will SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's preseason No. 1 Alabama roll to its third straight national championship (its fourth in five years), or will No. 4 Ohio State find a way to make the Big Ten rise again? SI.com/cfb has predictions and all the latest preseason buzz.
It's Fan Day at FSU. Players signing autographs. Coach Jimbo [Fisher]: "If that three-year-old gives you a dollar, don't take it."
DUDE. Rafa [Nadal] is officially wearing hot pants [at the Rogers Cup in Montreal]. How in the world are those things riding up?
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Bring the Pain
From the SI Vault March 4, 2013
As a new season nears, let's recall how a ferocious hit on Michigan's Vincent Smith in last January's Outback Bowl shook the football world and solidified South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney as a household name.
By Tim Layden