Friday August 7th, 2015

Here is a roundup of's 10 most popular stories this week. Be sure to read to the bottom for a bonus story from the SI Vault.

‘I'm Here as a Football Coach’

After a whirlwind first few days on the job, Jen Welter reflects on what it means for her to be the first female coach in the history of the NFL. By Jen Welter.

Pitchers on the move​

A staggering nine starting pitchers were dealt at MLB’s trade deadline. Which pitchers will finish the season strongest for their new clubs? By Tom Verducci.

Ohio State looks to repeat​

Returning the majority of last season’s championship core, The Ohio State Buckeyes come in at No. 1 in SI’s 2015 preseason college football Top 25 pollBy SI Staff.

Jon Stewart the sports fan​

After Jon Stewart’s final night hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central on Thursday, take a look at our interactive graphic chronicling Stewart’s funny faces during his 10 best sports monologuesBy Dan Gartland.

Becky Hammon leads the revolution​

Becky Hammon was inducted into the New York Liberty's ring of honor last weekend, but her biggest accomplishments may be yet to come: Hammon is setting the tone for a female revolution in professional sports. By Kayla Lombardo.

Virtual reality changing college football

An inside look at how, with the help of a Los Angeles-based virtual reality company, Michigan football is changing how college programs train and recruit.​ By Lindsay Schnell.

Why the Tigers fired Dombrowski​

The Detroit Tigers fired general manager Dave Dombrowski on Tuesday. The decision by club owner Mike Ilitch was a personal one. By Michael Rosenberg.

Fantasy football's top 300

Need help winning your fantasy football league this season? Introducing’s top 300 fantasy football players for the 2015 season. By Michael Beller.

The legacy of No. 21

Nearly eight years after Sean Taylor was fatally shot while protecting his family during a home invasion, the free safety’s presence is still felt every day by Washington’s players and fans.​ By Robert Klemko.

Chasing Chelsea​

With the 2015–16 English Premier League campaign upon us, four teams with historical success are the clear favorites to contend for a title.​ By Jonathan Wilson.

SI Vault: Why 'The Bus', as humble as ever, is more than worthy of the fuss​

On Aug. 8, Jerome Bettis’ bronze bust will be unveiled at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. In the February 15, 2006 issue of SI, ‘The Bus’ was looking for one final on-field fulfillment at Super Bowl XL in Detroit. By Michael Silver.

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