FOR DEC. 29, 2014
This is an article from the Dec. 29, 2014 issue
With the college football bowl season in full swing, SI.com has complete coverage of every game, including breakdowns of the matchups, upsets to look for and players to watch. Will TCU, snubbed by the playoff committee, take out its frustrations on Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl? Can Baylor silence its critics by annihilating Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl? Will Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon run all over Auburn in the Outback Bowl? Go to SI.com/college-football for the answers to these questions and more, including SI Now's special college football playoff show with host Maggie Gray and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED senior writer Andy Staples.
A Salute to the Captain
120 Sports hosts Ro Parrish and Derek Rackley discuss why Derek Jeter's retirement was the most defining sports moment of 2014. "The greatest Yankee of all time," says Parrish. "Jeter came up clutch with a walk-off single in his last at bat at Yankee Stadium. Storybook ending to a storybook career." Adds Rackley, "You can talk Ray Rice all you want, but I'm a positive guy ... so I'm agreeing with you. It's the Captain." For more of Parrish and Rackley's Point/Counterpoint plus 24-hour access to video highlights and analysis, go to 120sports.com
From the SI Vault Jan. 11, 1999
A resilient and unselfish Tennessee team completed an unbeaten season and claimed the national title in the first BCS championship game.
By Tim Layden
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As successful as some athletes are on the field, many find even more success after they retire. To see videos of athletes turned business leaders, go to SI.com/pro-files, a series from the editors of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and FORTUNE.