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Report: Pete Thamel Is Likely Leaving SI For Yahoo! Sports

The senior writer is reportedly liking leaving Sports Illustrated.

Sports Illustrated is reportedly "likely" to lose one of its best writers.

According to a report by The Big Lead, senior writer Pete Thamel is likely to leave the magazine.

Thamel has been a fixture in SI's college football and college basketball coverage.

From TBL:

Pete Thamel is expected to leave Sports Illustrated for Yahoo Sports, two sources tell The Big Lead. Unauthorized to speak publicly on the matter, the sources requested anonymity. One source said that while the deal is not yet finalized, indications are that it’s headed in that direction very soon.

Sports Illustrated has laid off several high-profile writers this year, including college basketball specialist Seth Davis.

Yahoo! Sports recently lost NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski to ESPN.