’s 10 most popular stories from the week ending Jan. 15

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.

Why Joey Bosa Went Off the Grid

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After four Ohio State players were suspended for violating school policy, three apologized. The fourth, star defensive end Joey Bosa, disappeared from the limelight. By Joan Niesen.

Chasing the NBA Dream After Wrongful Conviction

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In July 2012, Darrell Williams had just finished his senior season at Oklahoma State. He should have been preparing for a career in professional basketball. Instead, he was sitting behind bars. But now, he's finally getting his chance. By Stanley Kay.

Injured in the Game of Your Life

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Few NFL players ever get to play in a Super Bowl. It's the culmination of years of grueling hard work. But once some got to the big game, it didn't go quite as planned: Their games, and sometimes careers, ended prematurely. By Jenny Vrentas.

History of the NFL in LA

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It has been more than 20 years since the NFL played a game in Los Angeles. That's about to change. After the NFL owners vote approved the Rams' move this week, L.A. will have football once again. Here's how we got thereBy Beth Maiman and Alex Nieves.

Chip Kelly, Take Two

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The 49ers' bold move to hire Chip Kelly leads to questions about how much the coach learned in his first NFL jobBy Jenny Vrentas.

The Tragedy That Prepared Him for the NHL 

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How a devastating death in the family ultimately helped strengthen the bond with his mother and prepare Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk for NHL stardom. By Alex Prewitt.

Top 25 College Football Games of the Season 

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Hope. Horror. Heartbreak. Sports Illustrated staff ranked the top 25 games of the 2015 college football season.

Better to Kick Than to Receive?

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More than 80% of NFL teams that won the opening coin toss in the regular season chose to defer. But does it actually provide an advantage? By Robert Mays. 

From Homeless to NFL Hopeful

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Former Baylor running back Silas Nacita, once homeless and later ruled ineligible for receiving improper benefits, faces long odds again as he trains for a potential professional football career.  By Ken Rodriguez.

How Analytics Will Improve Football

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Getting to this future of athlete analytics not only protects players individually, but it benefits the game for teams, leagues and fansBy Tim Newcomb.

SI Vault: The Complex Rajon Rondo

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The Celtics didn't want to change him when he arrived, but they didn't want to hide him either. Rondo's eccentric style is an expression of his personalityBy Lee Jenkins.

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