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November 21, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 20

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Joe Paterno Cover - Sports Illustrated November 21, 2011

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Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

November 21, 2011 | TERRY MCDONELL
The dark side is always there, and we knew that even as we were shocked by the grotesque revelations coming out of Penn State. But we also knew that everything that is good about sports stays with...

November 21, 2011 | AUSTIN MURPHY
John Gagliardi has led his players to the most wins—and fun—in NCAA history

November 21, 2011 | AUSTIN MURPHY
A Los Angeles woman last week postponed her 15-year-old son's appendectomy so that she could attend Manny Pacquiao's media day appearance at a Hollywood gym.

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NOT: CHILLY IN PHILLY

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By former NBA executive Dave Checketts, that a lockout-ending agreement had been reached last Thursday. That proved untrue on Monday when players declined owners' latest offer. With its fits and...

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Who would you want on the receiving end of a Hail Mary pass?

November 21, 2011 | Pablo S. Torre
Yale's play-caller weighed a prestigious postgrad opportunity against—gasp—The Game

November 21, 2011 | Melissa Segura
The kidnapping of Wilson Ramos points up the dangers players face in Venezuela

November 21, 2011 | Melissa Segura
"To answer your question, I'm not going to answer that question.... Anybody else got a question?"

November 21, 2011 | Mark Bechtel
A move to (almost) real time spices up the World Series of Poker

November 21, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
MADDY CRAWFORD

November 21, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara last week eclipsed the record for the largest ride, taming an estimated 90-foot break off Portugal's coast. "It popped out of nowhere," says McNamara, 44, of the...

November 21, 2011 | DAN PATRICK
Mike Gundy

November 21, 2011 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
The Stanford quarterback's subpar game against Oregon opened the Heisman door, but should it have?

November 21, 2011 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
To watch an interview with Oregon running back LaMichael James, go to SI.com/justaskin or scan this bar code with your smartphone.

November 21, 2011 | STEWART MANDEL
As talk intensifies about a potential LSU-Alabama or LSU-Oregon rematch in the BCS championship game, don't forget about Oklahoma. The Sooners, who are fifth in the BCS standings, would make quite...

November 21, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Here are the teams and the themes to follow this weekend

November 21, 2011 | CHRIS MANNIX
Manny Pacquiao got another close win over Juan Manuel Marquez—but the loser exposed some flaws in the Filipino superstar's game

November 21, 2011 | CHRIS MANNIX
Pacquiao-Marquez III flipped the familiar one-two punch atop boxing's pound-for-pound list—with an impressive combo following right behind

November 21, 2011 | DAMON HACK
A franchise QB surrounded by young playmakers, with high draft picks aplenty awaiting: Does Cincinnati remind you of anyone?

November 21, 2011 | PETER KING
1. I think if you're Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum—and you watched the misfirings of QB Mark Sanchez on Sunday night against the Patriots—you had to think, We're not going to beat New...

November 21, 2011 | DAVID SABINO
With the weeks running down and the injuries piling up, a few guys who started the year buried on their team's depth chart have emerged as game-breakers

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Only one event remains in the Chase; here's how the two men left standing in the championship race stack up

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Apparently the first entry on Ruben Amaro Jr.'s off-season to-do list was Throw gobs of money at a closer. Last week the Phillies' G.M. was reportedly close to giving incumbent stopper Ryan Madson...

November 21, 2011 | Michael Farber
On Nov. 9, the Lightning and the Flyers painted a hockey still life, a bowl of rotting fruit. Less than a minute into their game—which Tampa Bay won 2--1 in overtime—the Lightning adopted its...

November 21, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
"HAD SANDUSKY NOT BEEN SO BRAZEN, HAD HE SIMPLY RESTRICTED HIMSELF TO THE FOOTBALL FACILITIES, THERE IS LITTLE TO SUGGEST HE WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT. FOR SANDUSKY—IF NOT FOR THE BOYS—PENN STATE...

November 21, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Beyond Sandusky and Paterno, the figures are less well known—but their connections abound

November 21, 2011 | Tom Verducci
SI senior writer Tom Verducci, Penn State class of '82, reflects on the values that have defined, and endangered, his alma mater

November 21, 2011 | Jack McCallum
Paterno's place in the record book is assured, but SI special contributor Jack McCallum says the dark final chapter ruined the story

November 21, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
Remember the 49ers? After eight dismal years, the former glamour team has been reborn—as a band of blue-collar misfits led by an intense new coach and a roster full of NFL castoffs

November 21, 2011 | MICHAEL FARBER
It was once the most thrilling—and for goalies the most menacing—play in the game. But in today's high-octane NHL, there's rarely enough time or space for the ballyhooed blast from the past

November 21, 2011 | RICHARD HOFFER
It was no wonder Joe Frazier was so bitter. He was made to seem the foil, a mere accomplice in mythology, consigned to a supporting role in Muhammad Ali's extravagant, ego-driven drama. It is a...

November 21, 2011 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
J.J. Barea, the breakout star of the NBA Finals, wants to get back to work. Until he does, he'll be hanging out with his girlfriend— a former Miss Universe—on the tropical island where he's a hero

November 21, 2011 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
HAS A LOT ON HER MIND. THE YOUNGEST WINNER IN LPGA TOUR HISTORY HAS THE GAME, THE DRIVE AND THE CHARISMA TO BE THE NEXT MEGASTAR IN WOMEN'S GOLF. IF ONLY SHE COULD FIND A DATE TO THE PROM

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JaMarcus Russell needs to understand that he'll never be successful in anything if he doesn't learn how to take responsibility for his actions. If he wants to play in the NFL, he should be working...

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Which team had the most disappointing performance during NFL Week 10?

November 21, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
There was a time, back when Michael Jordan could fly, when he dealt with the rare opponent who had the audacity to criticize him by simply administering a basketball beatdown. You want to talk...