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.

By SI Wire
November 13, 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.

Matt Hellman/Missourian

A grad student’s hunger strike, the resignations of two school leaders and a media spotlight on institutionalized racism resulted in one indisputable takeaway: Athletes—in this case, football players—hold significant powerBy Robert Klemko.


You've probably heard the phrase ‘I'm going to Disneyland!’ before, but you may not know where it came from. In this story, a number of key figures from Disney's “What's Next?” commercial recount how the phrase came into the mainstreamBy Emily Kaplan.

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press

Everything you've read about campus unrest at Missouri did not start when the football team refused to play. The protests started before that, when graduate student Jonathan Butler decided to go on a hunger strike until Tim Wolfe resigned from office, and it has produced a lasting effectBy Joan Niesen.

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press

Terry Dennis, a former football player at the University of Missouri, shares his experiences from his years on campus, as well as his thoughts on the protests that have been the talk of the nation this week. By Terry Dennis.

Jack Dempsey/Associated Press

Military parents can be relocated at the drop of a hat, and often miss out on a lot of their child's upbringing. That's why there's a special bond between college football players and their military parents. By Lindsay Schnell.

Rich Graessle/Associated Press

Only 92 NHL players have worn the number 13 since the Warren D. Harding administration. We examine why, and look at the players who have actually worn the numberBy Alex Prewitt.

Leslie Plaza Johnson/Associated Press

It's never too early to start thinking about March Madness. SI's College Basketball Projection System revealed its complete rankings of every team in the nation this week, and this story projects the field of 64By Luke Winn.

Ben Margot/Associated Press

It's been an amazing year for sports, and now it's time to pick this year's Sportsman of the Year. Will it be Stephen Curry? Lionel Messi? Ronda Rousey? Read a bit about the candidates here, and then cast your voteBy Richard Deitsch.

Bryan Smith/Associated Press

It's been a rough start to the year for Kobe Bryant, Joe Johnson and a number of other high-profile NBA players. Check out SI's All-Brick Layers team, which has some members reaching historic levels in the early going. By Ben Golliver.

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press

News broke this week that Hall of Famer Lou Brock had a partial amputation on his leg. In honor of one of the best base stealers in MLB history, we bring you back to July 22, 1974, when he was burning players on the basepaths on a daily basisBy Mark Mulvoy.

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