College Basketball
Flexing Its Muscles
The Women's Final Four was dominated by the ACC, which had three teams in Boston and produced the national champ. The scary thing? The conference might be stronger in 2006-07
SI's 2006-07 Top 10
Assuming that Texas's LaMarcus Aldridge, UConn's Rudy Gay, Gonzaga's Adam Morrison and LSU's Tyrus Thomas jump to the NBA, here's how next season's rankings shape up
Go-Go Gators
Behind center Joakim Noah's snarling, suffocating defense and a balanced, up-tempo attack, Florida cruised past UCLA to win its first basketball title
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Air and Space
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Pro Football
D'Man Behind D' Name
He's more than a memorable moniker—D'Brickashaw Ferguson will be the first offensive lineman drafted this year and an NFL cornerstone for decades
Out of Their League
Teams from the National League have been dominated by their American League counterparts in recent years, by almost every measure, and the trend will only continue this season. How did this happen?
Healed and Dangerous
Besieged all season by injuries--including ones that sidelined stars like Peter Forsberg and Simon Gagné--the Philadelphia Flyers are finally getting healthy. Playoff opponents beware: Adversity has made them stronger
Back in the Picture
When did the streaking Nets enter the discussion about NBA title contenders? Around the same time that 33-year-old Jason Kidd reentered the conversation about the league's elite point guards
Life of Reilly
Blue Wall Of Silence
Whether Duke lacrosse players are guilty or innocent, the rape allegations that rocked the program exposed the sport's changing culture
Head Strong
Despite blood clots on the brain, a former contender gets back in the ring