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.
In the the inaugural year for the Carolina Panthers, a band of castoffs and curiosities overcame the odds with a spirit that looks a lot like the Super Bowl 50 Panthers. By Robert Klemko.
Steph Curry scored 51 points against Washington, and at this point, every game Curry plays is a new exercise in “How ridiculous can this get?” We still don’t have an answer to that question. By Andrew Sharp.
The free throw shooting method referred to as “Granny style,” has long been dead and buried, but Louisville big man Chinanu Onuaku has exhumed it this season. By Seth Davis.
With player of the year chatter circulating around Iowa forward Jarrod Uthoff, the Hawkeyes are pushing for their first Final Four berth since 1980, which may require him to become more comfortable in the limelight. By Brian Hamilton.
Henry Aaron’s ordeal ended at 9:07 p.m. on April 8, 1974. It ended in a carnival atmosphere after Aaron hit a home run–the 715th of his career–off of the Dodgers’ Al Downing to surpass Babe Ruth for most career home runs in MLB history. By Ron Fimrite.