A note from Rick Reilly

When I wrote the column on the back of SI all those years, I'd pull a hamstring every week trying to think of a subject that:

  1. Nobody else had found

  2. Was different than last week's column

  3. Checked out

  4. Either made people laugh, cry or throw the magazine across the room

  5. Didn't get me fired

For more than two decades, award-winning sports reporter Rick Reilly’s (Jour’81) writing was a staple in the pages of Sports Illustrated. His weekly column, “Life of Reilly,” appeared on the inside back page of the magazine from 1997 to 2007. 

Throughout his long career—during which he was inducted into the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame—he’s stayed connected with our college, helping inspire and support younger generations of students.

From Sports Illustrated: 10 memorable Rick Reilly articles

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