FOR JULY 3--10, 2017
Here They Are Now
The 18th installment of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S summer event is back—and you can't find all of it in the magazine. Jonathan Jones catches up with running back Marcus Lattimore, the freshman sensation at South Carolina whose torn ACL late in his college career diminished his draft stock. A fourth-round pick by the 49ers in 2013, Lattimore never played a down in the NFL. How did he cope with the disappointment, and what has he done since? Plus, U.S. figure skater and '06 Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen explains how and why she chose a career in journalism. Go to SI.com/watn for these stories and many more over the next two weeks.
This week The MMQB is exploring the cerebral side of football. Jenny Vrentas details how Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is able to absorb complex defensive schemes on a weekly basis. Sean McVay began as a film and analytics staffer; now, at 31, he's the rookie coach of the Rams. Robert Klemko shows how McVay and his peers are using tech savvy to rise through the ranks. Go to TheMMQB.com for more.
In an era of triple-digit fastballs, Tigers starter Michael Fulmer caught everyone in the American League looking last season by winning the Rookie of the Year award. The 24-year-old righthander used his devastating changeup to baffle hitters—he finished 11--7 with a 3.06 ERA—and he's built on that strong start in 2017. SI's Rising Stars series highlights young athletes who are about to become household names, and this week it zeroes in on Fulmer as well as Kellyn Acosta, a 21-year-old FC Dallas midfielder who has seen increasing playing time with the U.S. national team. For exclusive videos of Fulmer and Acosta, as well as the entire Rising Stars series presented by Symetra, go to SI.com/risingstars.