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

Masks May Be A Thing Again After CDC Again Changes Course

It seems the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is about to stiffen the mask policy yet again, with positive COVID-19 test results reportedly back on the rise. So much for the vaccine, huh? Anyway, per multiple reports, the CDC is expected to recommend the return of indoor mask mandates in areas with reportedly high More

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Kansas Football
NCAAB
Sam Amico

Kansas May Join Big 12 Defections, Head To Big Ten

Texas and Oklahoma apparently aren’t the only ones about ready to bolt the Big 12. It seems Kansas also has one foot out the door. According to multiple reports, Kansas has set up a conference call with the Big Ten to discuss the possibility of entering the conference. Without Texas and Oklahoma, who are reportedly More

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Greg Sankey
NCAAF
Sam Amico

Greg Sankey Sidesteps Question About Texas And Oklahoma Joining SEC

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey went as far as he could in addressing the rumors that Texas and Oklahoma are looking to leave the Big 12 and join the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU and the rest. “I’m not commenting on the report, anonymous sources … I’ve been consistent in that,” Sankey told TexasAgs. “I’ve More

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Clay Travis
Outkick the Show
Sam Amico

Clay: Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Cuba Take Severely Lacks Perspective

Perhaps not surprisingly, “1619 Project” founder Nikole Hannah-Jones went on a podcast in 2019 and said that “Cuba has the least inequality between black and white people any place really in the hemisphere.” Perhaps also not surprisingly, OutKick founder Clay Travis can basically only roll his eyes. “Everybody has different interpretations of history, but what More

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