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  1. If Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel signed autographs for money, then h...

    Wright Thompson

    A half dozen sources have said that, among other things, Nate Fitch helped run a Johnny Manziel autograph business. He's the unknown hole at the center of a famous person's scandal, both caught up in events and a driver of those events.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  2. Heisman winner Johnny Manziel's celebrity could derail the Texas ...

    Wright Thompson

    In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview, Wright Thompson writes about Johnny Manziel, the Heisman winner whose celebrity threatens to derails both his career and the Aggies' season.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  3. Searching for meaning in Scotland

    Wright Thompson

    For Wright Thompson, a trip to Scotland turned into a quest to find a forgotten piece of family history.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  4. A Notre Dame fan who saw the beginning of something -- but not th...

    Wright Thompson

    He was a Notre Dame fan who died late this season. And there was more to his life than just football.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  5. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's new commitment to balancing work a...

    Wright Thompson

    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's new commitment to balancing work and family life

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  6. Thirty years after Bear Bryant's final season, the man who knew h...

    Wright Thompson

    Thirty years after Bear Bryant's final season, the person who knew him best struggles to remember the man behind the myth. He's not alone.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  7. Beaver Stadium lights memorializing Penn State football coach Joe...

    Wright Thompson

    Turning out the lights: The end of a week, and an era, at Penn State

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  8. Coach Joe Paterno's son experiences sights, sounds of grief as he...

    Wright Thompson

    Joe Paterno's son soaks in the surroundings of grief and finds comfort

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  9. Penn State, scorched by scandal, struggles to define its itself a...

    Wright Thompson

    Penn State was a place from another time, in a self-proclaimed happy valley. Now, scorched by scandal, the town that Joe Paterno built struggles to define its icon and itself.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  10. OTL: The Les You Know ...

    Wright Thompson

    LSU coach Les Miles juggles family and football in the shadow of the Alabama showdown

    Eticket | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  11. CFB - Latest update on poisoned oaks in Auburn's Toomer's Corner ...

    Wright Thompson

    For ESPN The Magazine's college football preview, Wright Thompson tells the story of the poisoned oaks at Toomer's Corner in Auburn.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2011
  12. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - Masters fri...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- College students often ask me what it's like to be a sportswriter, and this is it: killing time at a Waffle House before heading over to Augusta National, papering over nervous energy with hash browns and eggs, trying to rest before T...

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2011
  13. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - Scattering ...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jim met his best friend in college. They clicked instantly, bonding over their favorite sport, golf, and their favorite place, Augusta National. Over the years, they went to 10 or more Masters together. They'd usually find their way t...

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2011
  14. OTL: The Redemption of Billy Cannon

    Wright Thompson

    Fifty years after winning the Heisman Trophy, the LSU star has taken a journey from the top to the bottom and back again. At 72, he's found peace.

    Eticket | Conversation | October 30, 2009
  15. OTL: The Legend of Ken Mink

    Wright Thompson

    Everybody fell in love with the tale of the 73-year-old college basketball player, but the story isn't that simple.

    Eticket | Conversation | March 15, 2009
  16. OTL: Two Beers In The Desert

    Wright Thompson

    On Super Bowl Sunday, American military personnel stationed in Iraq will enjoy a couple of historic cold ones.

    Eticket | Conversation | January 30, 2009