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March 09, 2015
March 09, 2015

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March 9, 2015

SI NOW
GOLF PLUS
  • With his hands all over the Ryder Cup and flashes of brilliant play at the Honda, Phil Mickelson proved that even at 44 he's about more than winning majors. And spurred by the young guns, he just might have the game to contend for years

INBOX
SPECIAL REPORT
  • College basketball is facing a crisis. The combination of physical play and a plodding pace has created a game that stinks to watch. The solution? Changes to the rules—and to the committee that makes them

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
  • After the curtain descended on UCLA's majestic run, it rose on an Indiana team whose muscular style became the blueprint for success. The sport hasn't been the same since

PRO BASKETBALL
COLLEGE SPORTS
  • THE CASES OF SEVERAL HIGH-PROFILE ATHLETES ARE REMINDERS THAT SEXUAL ASSAULT IS A TOO-FREQUENT PROBLEM ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES. A NEW FILM SHINES LIGHT ON THE SCOURGE AND ON THOSE WHO SUFFER IN THE DARK

AARON LEVI
  • Boasting about his sexual encounters, Wilt Chamberlain said there would never be any "little Wilties." That may not have been true, as adoptee Aaron Levi found in his quest to locate his biological parents

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

20 Foul Play

The game is facing a crisis: It stinks to watch

By Seth Davis

26 Knight Trumps Wizard

After UCLA's majestic run, the curtain rose on muscular Indiana

By Luke Winn

PRO FOOTBALL

32 DeMarco Murray

How is it that the All-Pro appears headed out of Dallas?

By Austin Murphy

COLLEGE SPORTS

46 A Hidden Epidemic

A new film sheds light on the scourge that is sexual assault

By Ben Reiter

BONUS

50 A Giant Shadow

Wilt Chamblerlain said there never were any "little Wilties." That may not have been true

By Gary M. Pomerantz

Departments

2 SI Now

4 Leading Off

10 Inbox

12 Scorecard

16 Faces in The Crowd

17 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Mark Jackson talks about talking back

60 Point After

Steve Rushin: The most clued-in of Ping-Pong players

PRO BASKETBALL

40 Atlanta Hawks

They have no one resembling a superstar, but they're still smashing records and winning fans. That's because the roster has embraced a system of rapid-fire ball movement—especially the point guard

By Lee Jenkins

ON THE COVER: DEANNE FITZMAURICE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (LEVI); PAUL VATHIS/AP (CHAMBERLAIN)

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY GREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDRUNAWAY LEADERS Under the direction of Jeff Teague, the Hawks have dominated the Eastern Conference and are taking aim at the overall No. 1 seed.