Thursday October 22nd, 2015

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.


Who Killed Lorenzen Wright?

Lance Murphey/Associated Press

Former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was found dead in 2010 with multiple gunshot wounds. To this day, his murder remains unsolved. Who killed the 34-year-old, and why? By Jon Wertheim.


The Rules of Donut Club

Andy Kenutis

On Saturday mornings during the season, a group of Vikings convene in the athletic trainers’ room for a sugary, frosted tradition like no other in the NFL. Here’s the hole storyBy Kalyn Kahler.


After the Call

Richard Mackson/Sports Illustrated

Don Denkinger's errant ruling changed the course of the 1985 World Series and has been a part of his life ever since. By Dan Greene.


NBA scouts preview the season

Ben Margot/Associated Press

Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2015-16 season for our annual behind-the-scenes look at all 30 teams. We granted them anonymity in exchange for their candor. They delivered.


Game Changer

Harry Cabluck/Associated Press

Carlton Fisk's home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series didn't lead to a championship for his Boston Red Sox. But it had a long-lasting impact on the way baseball games were broadcasted on TVBy Tom Verducci.


What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Lon Horwedel/Associated Press

An unlikely series of events in Ann Arbor led to perhaps the wildest ending in all of college football this season. The aftermath has left both the Michigan and Michigan State programs in shockBy Michael Rosenberg.


The Long Journey of Justin Houston

G. Newman Lowrance/Associated Press

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston is a three-time Pro Bowler and was First Team All-Pro last year. But apart from that, there's quite a lot people don't know about one of the NFL's biggest stars. By Greg Bishop.


Going to School on Deflategate

Stephan Savoia/Associated Press

​The University of New Hampshire is offering a course on the never-ending battle between Roger Goodell and Tom Brady. For three hours on a recent Wednesday evening, The MMQB went inside the classroom and the case. By Peter King.


Q&A: Brady Hoke talks Wolverines

Jay LaPrete/Associated Press

Brady Hoke, Michigan's former head football coach, was let go before Jim Harbaugh returned to his alma mater this year. Hoke recently sat down with SI to tell his side of the story. By Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans.


From Apprentice to Master

Gary Hershorn/Associated Press

Bruce Arians, Joe Gibbs and Bill Parcells each had a hand in molding Todd Bowles, who is now remaking the Jets in his own imageBy Jenny Vrentas.


SI Vault: The Boy They Couldn't Kill

Jeffery A. Salter/SI

Thirteen years ago, NFL receiver Rae Carruth conspired to kill his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn son. The child has not only survived but thrived -- thanks to the unwavering love of his grandmother. This story was originally published on Sept. 17, 2012. By Thomas Lake.

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