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Dec. 29, 2014
Dec. 29, 2014

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Dec. 29, 2014

INBOX
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREVIEW
NFL
HOCKEY
  • BU center Jack Eichel has the speed, skills and temperament to become a top draft pick and change an NHL franchise for years to come. But first the 18-year-old would like to finish his freshman year of college

SOCCER
  • F√∫tbol fever reached an alltime high in the U.S. during the World Cup this summer. So, where to from here? The answer will depend a lot on three newbies

SPORTS SCIENCE
The Lives They Led
PRO FOOTBALL
POINT AFTER
Departments

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FOR DEC. 29, 2014

This is an article from the Dec. 29, 2014 issue

Bowled Over

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.

120 SPORTS

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

SI

DIGITAL BONUS

Rocky Top

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

To read this and other stories from the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED archives go to SI.com/vault

FanNation

PLAY DAILY. WIN BIG

The FanNation fantasy sports app allows you to select a set of NFL players—a quarterback, a running back, and a wide receiver or tight end—each week for the Football Throwdown. Challenge your friends for cash prizes or just for bragging rights. To learn more, go to fannation.SI.com

SI PRO-FILES

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.

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