FOR DEC. 1, 2014
This is an article from the Dec. 1, 2014 issue
We already know Oregon will win the Pac-12 North, but the South is up for grabs. Can junior quarterback Brett Hundley help UCLA (9--2) end its six-game skid against Stanford (6--5) and land a spot in the Pac-12 championship game on Dec. 5? The Bruins are in a three-way tie atop the division with Arizona and Arizona State, which face off this Saturday. In the SEC, will senior running back Cameron Artis-Payne lead Auburn (8--3) to its second straight Iron Bowl victory over top-ranked Alabama to crush the Crimson Tide's chances of another national championship? Can Missouri (9--2) hold off Arkansas (6--5) for a spot in the SEC title game? Go to Brian Hamilton's Week 14 spoiler predictions on SI.com/college-football for the answers to these questions and more.
From now through the end of the football season SPORTS ILLUSTRATED will feature multimedia stories on the most intriguing emerging athletes in the nation. To see a video of this week's Rising Star—Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes—and the entire Rising Stars series, presented by Symetra, on your computer or mobile device, go to SI.com/risingstars
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Looking for another way to stay in the game? Check out 120 Sports, the all-digital network that provides 24-hour access to highlights and analysis. In conjunction with SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, MLB.com, the NBA, the NHL, NASCAR and Campus Insiders, 120 Sports provides live and on-demand videos driven by topics trending on social media. To see more, go to 120sports.com
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Mile High Stampede
Make your football fantasies come true. With Football Throwdown on the FanNation fantasy-sports app, you can select a set of players and challenge your friends for cash prizes or bragging rights. Go to fannation.com to pick a quarterback, a running back and a wide receiver or tight end, and see who beats his projection. Week 12's top RB was the Broncos' C.J. Anderson, who rushed for 167 yards and a touchdown in a 39--36 victory over the Dolphins.
Beyond the scores and the stats, sports give rise to stories of athletes who have overcome obstacles and defied the odds to achieve success. Take New York City's South Bronx United Soccer Club, founded in 2009 to give kids a safe place to play after school. It has become a home away from home for hundreds of immigrant children. To learn more about South Bronx United and other uplifting stories, go to SI.com/inspirations, a series presented by New York Life.