Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
Luke Winn joined Sports Illustrated in 2002 and is now a senior writer. He primarily writes about college basketball—including cover stories during Louisville's 2013 national-title run—but has dabbled in everything from the Olympics to the inimitable experience of listening to Brewers radio announcer Bob Uecker. His weekly SI.com College Basketball Power Rankings, which blend advanced statistical analysis with commentary and original graphics, is his signature online column and a must-read for hoops fans. Winn's magazine and online stories have earned eight best-writing awards from the U.S. Basketball Writers' Association since 2009 (for features, enterprise, columns and game coverage), and he received Time Inc.'s Henry R. Luce Award for his Olympics Blog.
Winn grew up in Fort Atkinson, Wis., and attended Northwestern University, where he graduated with a B.S. in journalism in 2002. He interned at the Wisconsin State Journal, Chicago Tribune and SI.com (formerly CNNSI.com) while in college. He started his SI career as an online college sports producer one month after graduation, became a staff writer in 2005 and a senior writer in 2009. He currently lives in Brooklyn.