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Dec. 28, 2015
Dec. 28, 2015

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Dec. 28, 2015

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THE COMEBACK
The Lives They Led
  • From the Giant who became a broadcasting mainstay to the Moses who led Philadelphia to the promised land, from Tark the Shark to Mr. Cub to the Snake, indelible figures across a wide range of sports passed away in 2015

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'Tis the Season To Go Bowling

Iowa vs. Stanford

Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

Alabama vs. Michigan State

Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss

Houston vs. Florida State

Clemson vs. Oklahoma

The New Year's Six, highlighted by playoff games on Dec. 31 featuring No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl and No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl, are the talk of the bowl season, but 35 other games will also be played over the next month. For a complete schedule, plus staff predictions for each matchup, go to SI.com/college-football

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When Your Dream Dies

From the SI Vault Dec. 26, 1994

After a high school football referee blew a call that helped cost him a chance to work a championship game, his life no longer seemed worth living

By Rick Reilly

To read this and other stories from the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED archives, go to SI.com/vault Plus, hear Reilly discuss his story at SI.com/podcasts

SB 100

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WIRED

What will the NFL look like come Super Bowl 100? SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and Wired have teamed up to forecast the many changes in store for the NFL over the next five decades in the Super Bowl 100 series, presented by Gatorade and Microsoft Surface. Go to SI.com/sb100 or Wired.com/sb100 to see into the future, including potential advances in medical science, gene-splicing and virtual-reality training.

The Future of Hydration

The team at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute is working to democratize the individual hydration needs of all athletes through a level of personalization currently only available to professional teams. Go to SI.com/sportsfuel to learn more about democratizing the science of sweat.

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