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August 29, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 8

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Ryan  Braun Cover - Sports Illustrated August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011
Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

August 29, 2011 | TERRY McDONELL
WHEN SOON-TO-BE managing editor Bill Colson decided to call for the University of Miami to drop football, on the cover of the June 12, 1995, issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, he was looking at a...

August 29, 2011 | STEVE RUSHIN
DNA testing companies promise they can predict your kid's sports success, but where's the fun in that?

August 29, 2011 | STEVE RUSHIN
Among the 131 pages of rule changes proposed by the NCAA last week was No. 2011-78, which allows schools to provide studentathletes with cream cheese, butter, peanut butter and jelly to put on...

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Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool

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| DIED |

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At the Iowa State Fair, the new Cy-Hawk trophy, for the winner of Iowa--Iowa State football. Some have pegged the prize as the ugliest ever. Concur? Consider these options.

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Which manager would you most like to play for?

August 29, 2011
$50,000

August 29, 2011 | David Epstein
A minor leaguer's failed test supports HGH screening and opens the door for the big leagues

August 29, 2011 | Lars Anderson
College coaches are eyeing a new helmet-mounted perspective when evaluating QBs

August 29, 2011 | Lars Anderson
Stay fantasy fresh with these headline-powered team names

August 29, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
SARAH WILKEY

August 29, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
"I played four years in Detroit. I can handle a car."

August 29, 2011
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid is truly must-see TV

August 29, 2011 | DAN PATRICK
Chris Long

August 29, 2011 | DAVID SABINO
Late starts and lagging conditioning make this the year of the runner

August 29, 2011 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
Teenagers Jordyn Wieber and Danell Leyva set the bar higher for next summer by winning their first U.S. all-around titles

August 29, 2011 | PABLO S. TORRE
An accomplished bunch of campus transplants, including some potential stars, should make an impact for their new teams

August 29, 2011 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
A booster's corruption of the Hurricanes prompts a writer to rethink the letter he addressed to Miami's president in 1995. His recommendation is the same, but now there's a chance for real change

August 29, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
New Niners coach Jim Harbaugh is gearing up for the future by looking to the past and embracing the teachings of another offensive whiz who made the jump from Palo Alto to the pros: Bill Walsh

August 29, 2011 | ANDREW LAWRENCE
Where have you gone, Bill Walsh? Jim Harbaugh is the Niners' sixth coach since Walsh's protégé, George Seifert, left in 1997. Only these teams have had as many in that period

August 29, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
The biggest, richest sporting event in the U.S. kicks off in New York City on Monday, and this year it has a whole new dimension

August 29, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Some of these men and women may not make it to the second week of the U.S. Open (then again, you never know), so look for them in the early rounds

August 29, 2011 | LEE JENKINS
Naked golf, baby oil rubdowns, party rockin' in the house every night—Nyjer Morgan, T-Plush and the rest of Milwaukee's best team in nearly 30 years are taking their city for a ride

August 29, 2011 | LEE JENKINS
Chavez Ravine, and its shining stadium on the hill, have always presented one of the most pristine images in baseball. Then the McCourts came along and turned the franchise into a national punch...

August 29, 2011 | JOE POSNANSKI
Fifty years ago this summer, on July 17, 1961, baseball commissioner Ford Frick made an announcement that would haunt his legacy as much as that of the man it most affected. Frick called a press...

August 29, 2011
How great is it that people all over the world are willing to relinquish hatred, racism and extremism, all for the good of the game? The story of the Palestine soccer team is so heartwarming that...

August 29, 2011
Is WR Larry Fitzgerald worth every penny of his new eight-year, $120 million contract with the Cardinals?