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Weekly Roundup: Oct 10-16

Peter Gammons of The Athletic chronicles the incredible game three between the Astros and Red Sox in the American League Division Series.

Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated detailed Justin Verlander’s embrace of the Astros analytical approach and his dominant play since joining the club this season.

Baxter Holmes of ESPN the Magazine tells the story of how the Warriors dominance of the NBA began.

Aaron Gordon of VICE Sports writes on the Florida based training facility IMG Academy, where talented young athletes receive world class training to prepare for a career in professional sports.

Tom Shatel of the Omaha World Herald gave a searing commentary of the current state of Nebraska football and the fear around the university that it might be losing the fans.

Sean Gregory of Time Magazine explained how the NCAA’s decision to not levee penalties against the University of North Carolina reveals hypocrisy within college sports.

Michael McCann of Time Magazine detailed what you need to know to understand Colin Kaepernick’s collusion claim against the NFL.

Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated wrote an oral history of Kendrick Perkins and his impact of the teams in played for in the NBA.

Weekly Roundup: Sept 26-Oct 2

Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports wrote about the Adidas executives who could unlock the hidden world of widespread cheating in college basketball.

Chuck Culpepper of The Washington Post described the empty stadiums and bleak conditions for college football powerhouses Tennessee and LSU.

Shea Serrano of The Ringer profiled the long, professional journey of NBA point guard Patrick Beverley.

Lars Anderson of Bleacher Report profiled fans who find a way to sneak into the biggest sporting events.

Dave Schilling of Bleacher Report asked several athletes, coaches and owners their feelings on the future of protests in professional sports.

Michael Pina of Vice Sports explores the potential complications surrounding Russell Westbrook’s contract extension to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star believes college basketball will be better off after the FBI concludes its investigation into corruption charges against several college coaches.

Kevin Draper of the New York Times profiled CBS NFL analyst Tony Romo and his early success transitioning from the field to the booth.

Weekly Roundup: Sept 19- Sept 25

Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post gave a scathing commentary on what Donald Trump does not understand about the NFL and its protesting players.

Wright Thompson of ESPN the Magazine wrote a first hand account of the Cleveland Indians during the team’s 22 game winning streak.

Larry Lage of the Associated Press told the story of 6-foot-7, 13-year-old basketball phenom Emoni Bates of Clague Middle School in Ann Arbor, MI.

Malika Andrews of the New York Times profiled new Knicks GM Scott Perry.

Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic detailed the story of the Golden State Warriors annual trip to play basketball with inmates at San Quentin State Prison in California.

Tim Rohan of Sports Illustrated wore a Colin Kaepernick jersey to the Bills-Jets game in Buffalo to see how the fans would react.

Patrick M. O’Connell of the Chicago Tribune wrote the story of Dan Dorr, whose grandfather was the longtime groundskeeper at Wrigley Field and lived in a small home outside the stadium.

Karen Crouse of the New York Times told the story of Michael Phelps and his relationship with fellow Olympic swimming great Grant Hackett, and their shared bond through battles with mental illness.

Kevin Van Valkenburg of ESPN the Magazine profiled Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy and his public battle with his weight.

Weekly Roundup: Sept 12- Sept 18

Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle shed some light on the awkward position Oakland Raiders fans find themselves as the thriving team prepares to move to Las Vegas.

Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal details ESPN’s latest controversy and how the behemoth network seems to attract harsh criticism.

Dave Schilling of Bleacher Report tells the story of Charlotte Flair, daughter or pro wrestling legend Ric Flair, and her journey following in her father’s footsteps.

Tim Cahill of Outside Magazine shares his near death experience on the Colorado River and why he decided to be a risk taker again.

Weekly Roundup: Sept 5- Sept 11

John Branch of New York Times Magazine profiled Colin Kaepernick and his long road to becoming the prominent and divisive social activist.

Rembert Browne of Bleacher Report also profiled Colin Kaepernick and the social realities revealed by his protest.

Fernando Perez of Vice Sports wrote a history of sign stealing in baseball and detailed the constant evolution of gaining the upper hand in the major leagues.

Robert O’Connell of The Atlantic gave four quarterbacks to watch in the NFL this season.