LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
THE FIRST 48 HOURS
The rebuilding job for a new coach begins immediately. For Rich Rodriguez's first two days, SI was there for every minute
VALUE JUDGMENTS
Wins or stats: What's the best way to measure a passer? Many evaluators think the latter—which is bad news for some young QBs
REBUILT TO LAST
After two ACL surgeries and a combined 14 months of rehab, Purdue forward Robbie Hummel has got his groove back
STRETCH PLAYERS
As the fantasy postseason approaches, matchups matter. Winning requires hot players with weak opponents. Below are a few smart roster fillers—along with their schedules for the all-important Weeks 14, 15 and 16—that are available in nearly half of all leagues.
NBA PREVIEW 2011-12
'TIS THE SEASON
After almost failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players struck a last-minute deal that will yield a 66-game schedule starting on Christmas Day, at least six years of labor peace—and maybe a more wide-open race for the championship
WHO'S OUT THERE?
Thanks to the lockout, teams have a shorter free-agency period to fill their holes—and big names are at a premium
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING
Sorry, Cowboys and Cardinal and Hokies. Like it or not, No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama are virtually locked in for Tigers-Tide II, and this time the megamatchup will be for all the marbles
PRO FOOTBALL
#OCCUPY THE PLAYOFFS
A first-ever postseason berth is the righteous cause in Houston—but with two QBs already lost to injury, the Texans will need hard-charging, deep-thinking feature back Arian Foster to lead the way
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
TREY MAGNIFIQUE
Twenty-five years ago college hoops drew a line in the hardwood. Scorned, reviled, embraced only by the desperate, it changed the game forever
SPECIAL REPORT
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
A top student and football star in South Central L.A., Kitam Hamm is one of a growing number of high school athletes who face life-and-death decisions every day as they try to survive in gang-infested communities
SAFE HAVEN
Dominguez High coach Keith Donerson helps kids avoid trouble by making them choose football over gangs
POINT AFTER
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