INBOX
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREVIEW
1 ALABAMA
After waiting four years to get a shot to start, Blake Sims caught on instantly to the hurry-up attack, guiding the Tide to a record-breaking season
TURNING POINTS
A GAME OR A SEASON CAN SOMETIMES SWING ON A SINGLE PLAY. HERE ARE THREE KEY MOMENTS IN ALABAMA'S RUN TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
2 OREGON
Marcus Mariota hails from a Hawaiian culture steeped in humility and respect. But don't let the laid-back demeanor of the Heisman Trophy winner fool you
TURNING POINTS
A GAME OR A SEASON CAN SOMETIMES SWING ON A SINGLE PLAY. HERE ARE THREE KEY MOMENTS IN OREGON'S RUN TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
3 FLORIDA STATE
Jameis Winston may be the leading talent in the playoffs, and the Seminoles' fate hinges on his (likely) college farewell. After that, he's the NFL's problem
TURNING POINTS
A GAME OR A SEASON CAN SOMETIMES SWING ON A SINGLE PLAY. HERE ARE THREE KEY MOMENTS IN FLORIDA STATE'S RUN TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
4 OHIO STATE
The Buckeyes are down to their third signal-caller, but the ebullient Cardale Jones has never struggled on the field—only off of it
TURNING POINTS
A GAME OR A SEASON CAN SWING ON A SINGLE PLAY. HERE ARE THREE KEY MOMENTS IN OHIO STATE'S RUN TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
NFL
CARRYING THE BURDEN
In his breakthrough season with the Saints, Mark Ingram II is trying to help some of the many kids dealing with an incarcerated parent—and reconciling himself to his own father's impending release from prison
HOCKEY
Looking Out for No. 1
BU center Jack Eichel has the speed, skills and temperament to become a top draft pick and change an NHL franchise for years to come. But first the 18-year-old would like to finish his freshman year of college
SOCCER
America the YOUTHFUL
F√∫tbol fever reached an alltime high in the U.S. during the World Cup this summer. So, where to from here? The answer will depend a lot on three newbies
SPORTS SCIENCE
The Lives They Led
Farewell
THE TRACK STAR WHO WAS UNBROKEN, THE LITTLEST (AND LOSINGEST) GENERAL, A SUPERSUB QUARTERBACK AND A BON VIVANT SLUGGER WITH A GIFT FOR BROADCASTING GAB—THOSE LEGENDS AND MORE PASSED AWAY IN 2014
PRO FOOTBALL
1974 Steelers
How do you salute a group of men, the 1974 Steelers, 40 years after they revived a franchise, enlivened a city and reshaped the NFL? Simple: You sit back and listen
POINT AFTER
Departments
Year in Twittersphere
Sports and social media continued to be interlinked in 2014. Below are some of the highlights of the past 12 months on Twitter