Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus
Junior Exam
What do the kids think? SI asked a group of teenagers, all serious golfers, their opinions on equipment, fashion, women on the men's Tour and if they'd rather be president or win the Grand Slam
Waiting Game
Five years ago Bob May was part of one of the most exciting PGA Championships ever. Today he's just getting to the point where he can play 18 holes without feeling it for days
Catching Up With
AIR AND SPACE
SI Players: Life On and Off the Field
SI Players
VIDEO MATCHUP CUBS VS. CARDINALS
With an eye toward the rivals' four-game showdown at Wrigley Field this weekend, Cubs second baseman Todd Walker and Cards pitcher Jeff Suppan played a game of ESPN MLB2K5 on Xbox Live.
Top Buys
NFL season openers are just weeks away, and that's when prime time for merchandise sales kicks off. Broken down by type of stuff, these teams sold the most in 2004.
Baseball
Stealing the Show
Bedeviling opponents on the base paths, fleet leadoff man Scott Podsednik has the White Sox racing toward their first World Series in 46 years
TRACK AND FIELD
Two Fast
Jaunty Justin Gatlin and plucky Lauryn Williams gave the U.S. a sweep of the 100 meters at the world championships
PRO BASKETBALL
How Larry Got to Cleveland
He was sure he'd re-sign with the Wizards. But that was before Larry Hughes got swept up by the forces of the free-agent market, including one named LeBron
Inside
Inside Motor Sports
Closing Laps
With time running out, Jeff Gordon improved his chance to qualify for the Chase, but Junior's hopes hit the wall
Inside Baseball
Two for Two
With Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio winding down, it's Lance Berkman and Morgan Ensberg to the Astros' rescue
Inside The NFL
No Rush
Maurice Clarett is eager to carry the ball in Denver, but first he'll have to make his mark on special teams
COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2005
Danger Is His Game
Pity the poor defender charged with trying to shut down Reggie Bush, the nation's most electric player and the key to USC's goal of a three-peat
Texas Time
It's been 36 years since the Longhorns finished at the top, but the relentless Vince Young could be the guy who finally gets them there
The Next Big Thing
Four years ago Urban Meyer invented his spread-option offense. Now, as he installs it at Florida, it's the hottest scheme in the land
1 USC
The Trojans are going for three with the nation's top quarterback, most electric playmaker and most dynamic wideouts. Who's to stop them?
2 Texas
Mack Brown signs top recruiting classes, but his teams have yet to reach the ultimate goal. This could be the Longhorns' best shot
3 Florida
If the Gators can quickly master Urban Meyer's offense--and early signs are good--they'll take the SEC by storm
4 Michigan
With young, gamebreaking players at quarterback, running back and wideout, the Wolverines are an offensive juggernaut
5 Tennessee
It's a long way from the Big Island to Rocky Top, but Volunteer Jesse Mahelona wouldn't mind a trip to Pasadena as well
6 Miami
The emergence of the Hurricanes' most talented wideout corps in years will ease the transition to a new quarterback
8 Ohio State
A spread offense in Columbus? Believe it--with a wealth of explosive receivers on hand, the Buckeyes are ready to let it fly
7 Oklahoma
After back-to-back losses in the BCS title game, the Sooners make a fresh run at the championship with a younger team
9 Virginia Tech
The Hokies hope Marcus Vick--little brother of the Blacksburg legend--has put his troubles behind him. If so, watch out
10 Georgia
With the top Dawgs gone to the NFL, the new leaders on offense are the experienced--and huge--linemen
11 Louisville
The high-powered Cardinals make the jump to the Big East-- and immediately become the class of the conference
12 Iowa
It's up to a senior-led defense with a young front four to fulfill expectations created by three straight top 10 finishes
13 LSU
Unity is the word in Baton Rouge, as the Tigers want to prove that a coaching change won't keep them out of the SEC hunt
14 Texas A&M
The Aggies are closing in on the Big 12 South's big two. Reggie McNeal's playmaking might put them over the top
15 Florida State
Another tumultuous off-season has left the once-mighty Seminoles with more questions than answers
16 Boise State
Quarterback Jared Zabransky and the Broncos take another shot at a BCS bid--but the schedule could bust 'em
17 Cal
An all-conference quarterback and a 2,000-yard rusher are gone, but the ultradeep Bears aren't sweating it
18 Auburn
It's showtime for heralded sophomore passer Brandon Cox, who has gained the Tigers' confidence after a shaky start
19 Fresno State
There's one thing standing between the Bulldogs and the WAC title: Boise State. Is this the year they beat the Broncs?
20 Arizona State
The Sun Devils put their potent aerial attack in the hands of Sam Keller, who has huge shoes to fill
21 Pitt
A new coach makes wholesale changes, but one constant on defense is the fearsome play of linebacker H.B. Blades
22 Purdue
Known for their offensive prowess, the Boilermakers want the same respect for their head-rattlin' defense
23 Bowling Green
The Falcons are aiming high in the MAC, thanks to the ultraprecise arm of quarterback Omar Jacobs
24 Colorado
In the weak Big 12 North, the Buffaloes should have an easy trip thanks to the prolific arm of Joel Klatt
25 Wyoming
Welcome to the Top 25, Cowboys. First task: proving yourselves against Florida ... at the Swamp
LIFE OF REILLY
Departments
Kick Start
David Beckham, Ronaldo and other European stars say they'd like to lead a soccer revolution in America. Is this the way to finally make f√∫tbol a big draw here?
Hawkish Behavior
Battling practically since they became partners, the owners in Atlanta are now in court over who's the boss