GOLF PLUS
MAJOR FLAW
JASON DUFNER BROKE THROUGH WITH A REDEMPTIVE TRIUMPH AT THE PGA, JOINING AN INCREASINGLY LONG LIST OF FIRST-TIME CHAMPIONS OF GOLF'S BIG FOUR EVENTS. BUT IF WINNING A MAJOR IS SUPPOSED TO BE CAREER-CHANGING, WHY HAS IT BECOME SO HARD TO BACK UP A VICTORY WITH A SECOND?
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LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
BASEBALL
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW
REVENGE OF THE NERD
THE CEREBRAL REVOLUTION IS ON IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL, AND STANFORD LINEBACKER SHAYNE SKOV IS HAPPY TO LEAD IT. BUT THERE'S A DEEPER STORY HERE TOO, ABOUT A BOY AS TOUGH AS THEY COME. TO GROW UP AS HE DID, HE HAD TO BE
BEST AND BRIGHTEST
SI STAFFERS REFLECT ON THE RISE OF THEIR ALMA MATERS AND SHOW OFF A SMART GUY WHO PLAYS FOR EACH. CALL THEM NERDS AT YOUR OWN RISK—THE PLAYERS THAT IS
TOO OLD SCHOOL?
SCAN THE CHANNELS ON ANY GIVEN SATURDAY, AND YOU'LL SEE COACHES EVERYWHERE DITCHING THE HUDDLE IN FAVOR OF A FIELD-STRETCHING SPEED GAME—EXCEPT FOR THE GUYS WEARING THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS
BIG BANG THEORY
IN THE BEGINNING, A SYSTEM WAS CREATED TO MAKE SURE THE TOP TWO TEAMS PLAYED FOR THE NATIONAL TITLE. THE SOON-TO-BE-BLOWN-UP BCS IS FAR FROM PERFECT, BUT IT WAS A GIANT LEAP IN THE EVOLUTION OF A PLAYOFF
War and Roses
The 1942 Rose Bowl rallied a rattled country and brought together men who soon would become brothers on far-flung battlefields
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