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Feb. 09, 2015
Feb. 09, 2015

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Feb. 9, 2015

GOLF PLUS
INBOX
SUPER BOWL XLIX
2015 THE YEAR AHEAD
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Lineup

SUPER BOWL XLIX

This is an article from the Feb. 9, 2015 issue

28 One for the Ages

A game full of suspense, fantastic performances and questionable calls stands as perhaps the greatest feather yet in New England's cap

By Greg Bishop

THE 2015 SPORTS SEASON STARTS NOW

PRO FOOTBALL

48 Off-season Preview

A look at the needs and wants of all 32 teams, plus a list of the 40 best free agents available

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

62 Signing Day

How Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck excels in the cutthroat game of recruiting

By Pete Thamel

BASEBALL

70 Joe Maddon

Look out, Billy Goat: The new face of the Cubs is ready to change things up

By Tom Verducci

MOTOR SPORTS

78 Kyle Larson

Challenging the old guard at 22, he could provide the fresh air NASCAR needs

By Andrew Lawrence

PORTRAITS

84 Athletes to Watch in 2015

From tennis to soccer to swimming to track, they're poised to grab our attention

GOLF

90 Patrick Reed

The Tour's brash up-and-comer talks a big game—and, increasingly, backs it up

By Alan Shipnuck

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

96 Kentucky's Defense

A platoon experiment is paying off for John Calipari's No.1--ranked team

By Luke Winn

HOCKEY

104 Rick Nash

The left wing has rediscovered his puck luck to put New York back in the Cup discussion

By Ben Reiter

PRO BASKETBALL

108 Masai Ujiri

Guiding the Raptors to success is only a small part of the GM's mission

By Alan Shipnuck

Departments

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

12 Inbox

15 Scorecard

22 Faces in The Crowd

24 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: DeMarco Murray builds the ideal back

120 Point After

Lee Jenkins: ASU hockey makes a D-I power play

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDTHIRD-AND-TWO After beating the Seahawks, Tom Brady joined Joe Montana as the only players with three Super Bowl MVP trophies.