Sam Amico

Prior to joining OutKick, Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com. A native of Akron, Ohio, his career began in Wyoming, where he wrote about everything from college football to rodeos to sled-dog racing. He also spent some time in West Virginia and insists he is the only sportswriter in history to cover "the two least-populated states that start with W" for a combined decade.

Sam Amico

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Politics
Sam Amico

Clay: Far Left Politics Do Little But Alienate Sports Fans, As Interest Declines And Media Jobs Vanish

Why make something that has nothing to do with your product part of your product when it’s proven to play a large role in destroying your product? That’s the question sports leagues and teams in America should be asking themselves before marching on with their typically far-left political stances, according to OutKick founder Clay Travis. More

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NCAAF
Sam Amico

Hue Jackson To Become OC Under Eddie George At Tennessee State

Former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson is expected to be named offensive coordinator on Eddie George’s staff at Tennessee State, per a report from the Tennessean. George was named coach at Tennessee State earlier this week, and there had already been whispers Jackson would join him. George, a former star running back for the Titans, More

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NCAAB
Sam Amico

Great Expectations: Tennessee Lands Another Five-Star Recruit

Tennessee men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes’ incoming class of recruits is opening eyes, and there’s a reason for that. For the second time in two days, the Volunteers landed a commitment from one of the nation’s top big men, power forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield. On Wednesday, Barnes landed 7-foot-0 center Jonas Aidoo. Huntley-Hatfield is a Tennessee More

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MLB
Sam Amico

Top Red Sox Prospect Has Tommy John Surgery

The Boston Red Sox are off to a hot start in the AL East, but the future is suddenly a bit of an unknown — as top pitching prospect Bryan Mata is out for the season following Tommy John surgery. Mata is believed to have first suffered an elbow injury at the end of spring More

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MLB
Sam Amico

Yankees Stink And AL East Is There For Red Sox To Take It

What’s going on in the AL East? Well, for starters, the New York Yankees aren’t very good. We could probably end there because that will likely make you plenty happy (or sad) enough. But wait. There’s more. It’s true that entering Thursday’s games, the Yankees sported a record of 5-7, tied with the Tampa Bay More

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Media News
Sam Amico

Reuters Latest To Put News Behind Paywall

International news agency Reuters has become the latest media company to adopt a paywall strategy, announcing the move on its website Thursday. Reuters will still be free for a preview period of five stories, but users will then have to register for access and pay $34.99 per month to continue reading. While that may seem More

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NFL
Sam Amico

Brett Favre Sounds Off On Wokesters Ruining Sports

Brett Favre doesn’t like the direction in which sports are headed. “I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport, not about politics,” Favre said on the Boling with Favre podcast. “At least that’s my interpretation. I know when I turn on a game, I want to More

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