SI.com's 10 most popular stories from the week ending Feb. 13
Here is a roundup of SI.com's 10 most popular stories this week. Be sure to read to the bottom for a bonus story from the SI Vault.
Jerry Tarkanian, who died Wednesday morning at age 84, coached three Division I schools to a total of 784 victories, and each school—Long Beach State, UNLV and Fresno State—wound up on NCAA probation for violations committed on his watch. Yet with his death, college sports has lost its original honest man. By Alexander Wolff.
The best way to fix National Signing Day might be to get rid of it entirely. By Andy Staples.
New Cubs manager Joe Maddon has long been ahead of the curve as the game of baseball has changed, but now he wonders why everyone wants to speed up the game he loves to slow down. By Tom Verducci.
While NBA All-Star weekend's rich history is filled with memorable moments, SI.com decided to take a look back at some All-Star history the NBA would probably rather forget. By Allen Kim.
When Jurgen Klinsmann took over the U.S. men's national team in the summer of 2011, he was charged with taking American soccer to the next level. He wasn’t beholden to the status quo. In fact, he hoped to overhaul it. By Brian Straus.
On the surface, the case appears straightforward: Four men, all of them Vanderbilt football players at the time, sexually assaulted a fellow student, and some of them took videos and photos of the incident on their cell phones. But the case was more complicated than it appears, and its effects are wide-ranging and far from over. By Jessica Luther.
To watch Victor Oladipo is to see a player set to stay in the league for a long while, unlikely to hit either the incredible highs or terrible lows most often associated with NBA youth. By Rob Mahoney.
The Evander Kane deal has so many moving parts that it’s impossible to anoint either team as the winner. But on the surface, it appears to be a swap with tremendous potential for both sides. By Allan Muir.
This story was published in 1982, a few months after North Carolina's Dean Smith finally won his first national championship. But the much-awaited title was hardly the most important victory of Smith's career. By Frank Deford.