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Growing Up

Norm Maves Jr. -Premium Content

The Jorge Reyes who takes the mound for Oregon State every Sunday this year looks pretty much like the same guy who rode the magic carpet all around Rosenblatt Stadium two years ago. But this is not the same bony, innocent kid who jumped off the potato truck in rural Warden, Wash., and charmed College World Series fans on his way to winning the 2007 CWS Most Outstanding Player award.<br/>

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Mr. Clutch

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

When White, a first-team preseason All-American, got off to a slow start as a junior this spring, there was no cause for alarm. After all, he started slow in 2008, too, and by the end of the season he was the nation's most dominant pitcher.

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What An Athlete

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Jared Mitchell, a third-team preseason All-America outfielder, keeps the Tigers on their toes during games, too. They never know when Mitchell will do something to electrify the dugout and make everyone in purple and gold leap to their feet.<br/>

College | #2009#On Campus

Smart Switch

Jesse Burkhart -Premium Content

In his three-year football career at Patrick Henry High in Hamler, Ohio, Marc Krauss collected 46 receiving touchdowns and 3,460 career receiving yards, totals that place him among the top five in each category today. He even got it done with the leg, converting 171 extra points, a total that still ranks among the top 10. But amidst being courted by college football recruiters, Krauss was toying with the idea of leaving the gridiron altogether.

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The Finisher

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

When Jason Stoffel takes the mound in a close game, with AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" blaring in the background, his face is the picture of intensity, framed by a thick, red goatee. No closer in the nation is more feared than Arizona's flamethrowing junior righthander, the school's all-time saves leader with 23.

College | #2009#On Campus