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EA Sports stopped issuing new versions of its beloved college football title in 2013. But you can still play the video game with updated rosters—thanks to the tireless efforts of an unlikely group of caretakers.
As Golden State looks to secure its fourth title in five seasons, the team is also preparing for its move to San Francisco. And while the distance between Oracle Arena and the new Chase Center may seem small, for many longtime Warriors fans and Bay Area residents, the significance of the shift is much greater.
Through most of golf’s history, major championships were reserved for players in their 30s who’d “paid their dues.” Then Tiger Woods came along, and after him the Rory McIlroy–Jordan Spieth generation. Now, that group is writing a new chapter—and changing the sport as it goes.
In 1979, two generational talents faced off on college basketball’s biggest stage. The game sparked a rivalry that helped shape the landscape of the sport as we know it, and four decades later it still serves as a cultural touchstone.
Before the show became the massive, commercial entity it is today, one small swing band got the call to perform in 1999. Their appearance is virtually unbelievable 20 years later—even to the band’s members.
California has long been known as a hotbed of football talent. Yet as research into the game’s dangers has spread, politicians, advocates, and parents have clashed over how to protect youth, high school, and college athletes. What happens to a state intractably divided by sport?
When a skinny guard with a magical shot led tiny Davidson College on an unforgettable NCAA tournament run, he altered his basketball trajectory—and the entire sport. Ten years later, Steph Curry and others reflect on the March that launched a legacy.
They don’t make action movies like they used to. Case in point: It’s been 25 years since ‘Universal Soldier’ busted into America’s multiplexes. In this exclusive oral history, ‘M&F’ takes a look back at the cinematic gem.
Twenty years after Tiger Woods’s historic victory at the 1997 Masters, the golf icon is sitting out the tournament yet again. With his cultural impact dwindling by the day, friends, journalists, and fellow golfers reflect on Tiger’s increasingly complicated legacy.
After more than a decade of mediocrity, the Raiders are finally fielding a contender. It’s a bittersweet moment for the most notorious fans in football, who can’t stop loving the team that’s trying to abandon them again.
USC’s Cody Kessler has managed to fly under the radar despite posting astonishing numbers while occupying one of the nation’s most typically high-profile positions. The small-town QB doesn’t want to talk about the Heisman, or the temptations that have undone some of his predecessors, or the burden of expectation. But when you play quarterback in Los Angeles, you can’t stay out of the spotlight for long.
Thirty years ago, he offered Terry Bradshaw a spelling lesson and snorted cocaine during the Super Bowl. Since then, he has been to prison, won $28 million in the state lottery and gone on a hunger strike. Hollywood Henderson comes clean about his flamboyant life.