Andrew Wiggins to appear on cover of SI


The hype continues.

Kansas freshman guard Andrew Wiggins is on the cover of the next Sports Illustrated, as confirmed by SI's Luke Winn on Twitter.

Via Luke Winn's twitter account @lukewinn

Via Luke Winn's twitter account @lukewinn by Jesse Newell

Winn also tweeted out a link to the iPad cover animation, which is worth a look as well.


Marvin Blackburn 8 years, 12 months ago

Get that issue!! It will be worth loads of cash someday.

flloyd 8 years, 12 months ago

Is our football team so bad that most headlines/stories in the LJW are about basketball?

gorilla10 8 years, 12 months ago

No, our basketball team is just that good! Football is still .500!!!

CalBBaller 8 years, 12 months ago

without a doubt. Kansas is a basketball school. Football should be an intramural sport. We just can't get it right.

Cora Smith 8 years, 12 months ago

Concur. Appearing on SI is the kiss of death for a program.

nuleafjhawk 8 years, 12 months ago

Nope. It's still ours if we want it. They didn't show his face.

Sae Thirtysix 8 years, 12 months ago

StMichael always great. Stay classy JHKNation

William Weissbeck 8 years, 12 months ago

I guess it's too late to tell him to run away from the camera as fast as he can.

Teameat 8 years, 12 months ago

Do people still believe in that? It's more so the result of a regression toward the mean than a phenomena caused by a curse. You don't ever see anyone on there after being at the bottom of their game, do you?

Andy Tweedy 8 years, 12 months ago

I've always thought the curse was like a two week curse, so maybe we come out of the gate slow but then move past it. I don't think the SI curse has ever really been like the Chicago billy goat or the Curse of the Bambino has it?

asilva94 8 years, 12 months ago

We've beat the curse before. Brandon Rush was on the cover in 2008

eastcoasthawk 8 years, 12 months ago

Haven't seen it. But I just saw the new policy for this website regarding comments. This will be my last one. Moving to Rock Chalk Talk.

Hoosierhawkfan 8 years, 12 months ago

Is this next week's issue? Does anyone have the release date? Thanks.

Keith Gellar 8 years, 12 months ago

NOOOOOOOOOOO...why did they have to go an do this. KU basketball and SI Jinx have a proven track record. i don't like the fact they everyone's hyping wiggins so much. last thing we need is for him to have issues because he can't be superman.

Marvin Blackburn 8 years, 12 months ago

Didn't Superman spend some time in his youth in Kansas?

orbiter 8 years, 12 months ago

Good lawd, all this fearful pants-wetting from a bunch of ninnies is embarrassing. Just go root for a lesser team in a lesser program with a lesser coach with a lesser recruiting class that doesn't include one of the best recruits to come out of high school in last decade if you can't handle high expectations. It's not witchcraft and voodoo. We have the best coach in CBB building what could be a great young team. Enjoy.

Keith Gellar 8 years, 12 months ago

Sorry mate...i've seen more than enough instances where we had the NC in our grasp and let it get away. IMO- this is the year for us to bring the NC back to KU. If Billo can't win an NC this year, i don't think he's going to win one again. And for that to happen, we need to make sure we have 0 distractions, 0 jinxes, 0 (insert negative distraction here). Everyone' s hyping Wiggins to be the next coming of jesus- well, all i can say then is, he better carry us to the promiseland

Justin Lindsley 8 years, 12 months ago

Sweet... I hope its not like the Madden Cover.

jay_cheese 8 years, 12 months ago

I put my faith in the players not some arbitrary superstition. What a great cover for pub and KU BBALL. RC

LaFriends 8 years, 12 months ago

Wiggins gets all prospective credit for the suddenly impending knee-sock (mid-calf?) trend...

Keith Gellar 8 years, 12 months ago

better hope so. so far, its Curse 5, KU 0

jay_cheese 8 years, 12 months ago

They've only put a college bball player on 5 covers ever? That number seems a bit low to me. Please answer quickly if you know these facts b/c my commenting ability is nil in about 9 hrs....

Tony Bandle 8 years, 12 months ago

NAW...every year around NCAA Tourney time they put one player from every school plus some Mascots in a collage on the SI cover to even out the curse on everyone!! :)

Dale Kroening 8 years, 12 months ago

Wasnt Anthony Davis on the cover of SI ??? For some reason I think he was, or maybe it was before the draft. Anybody that gets SI answer ?

Dale Kroening 8 years, 12 months ago

It wasnt before the season started, but before the tourney and worked out pretty well for UK. Im not worried about no curse..........

Bryce Landon 8 years, 12 months ago

So have we changed the style of our jerseys again?

Jack Joiner 8 years, 12 months ago

Let's see how this new deal is going to work.

Jack Joiner 8 years, 12 months ago

It will be interesting how much usage of this site drops.

Steve Gantz 8 years, 12 months ago

I'm Wissoxfan83, maybe if people could identify themselves til we get used to our names. Of course if this post was 49 lines you'd know that it was Jaybate!

I'm glad I can still access at work.

I suppose we'll get used to the new KUSports.

I wonder what they're saying on the other LJW sites?

Wiggins won't be Wilt or Danny til he sticks around for a few years like those guys did, but winning a championship would help with the comparison.

Rian Ankerholz 8 years, 12 months ago

There is no curse in play, because Andrew is facing AWAY from the camera. This is a little-known exception to the SI cover curse rule dating back to Matthew Brady and early daguerreotype SI covers. It is believed that Gen. U.S. Grant was a firm believer in the SI cover curse. Before the Siege of Petersburg, Gen. Grant was informed that his beach volleyball squad was to appear on the national SI cover. In order to deflect the curse, Gen. Grant ordered the entire team to turn their backsides to the camera for the full two second exposure. The brilliant maneuver was completely successful, as the squad went on to win the Appomattox Invitational. I can say with all due certainty that no SI curse will befall Andrew Wiggins and the freedom-loving Kansas Jayhawks.

Dale Kroening 8 years, 12 months ago

ESPN has done the same thing as far as commenting and linking your identity with facebook. I dont have a problem with it.

Mel Wedermyer 8 years, 11 months ago

Was a good issue and there is no curse.....

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