Sports Journalism Blog

Posted on April 25th, 2016 in Weekly Roundup by fgogola

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour

Wright Thompson, of ESPN The Magazine, pens an in-depth, revealing feature on the secret history of Tiger Woods: Woods’ love for military training, and how his life unraveled after his father’s death.

ESPN’s Greg Ostendorf writes on three international college football players — from Denmark, Germany and Canada — who faced unique hurdles to play in the SEC.

Bruce Feldman, of Fox Sports, provides an inside look into how a former college football assistant coach is morphing into a marijuana kingpin.

Peter King, of The MMQB, goes behind the scenes to tell the story of how a deal between the Rams and Titans for the No. 1 pick is done.

New York Daily News columnist John Harper writes an open letter to Vin Scully: We want you to broadcast the All-Star Game … or the World Series.

Over at FiveThirtyEight, Andy Schwarz writes the NCAA isn’t going broke.

The MMQB’s Jenny Vrentas on Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo finishing his father’s journey.

Ramona Shelburne, of ESPN’s The Undefeated, takes a deep dive into life after basketball for Kobe Bryant.

From Fox Sports’ Flinder Boyd: The rise and fall of Rafael Palmeiro.

Stephen J. Nesbitt, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on how ‘taxing’ it is to be a professional athlete.

Writing for Sports on Earth, Doug Farrar opines that NFL scouts need to put their names on player evaluations, instead of anonymously trashing players in the media.

Mashable’s Sam Laird on how Nils Wagner went from creating high school hoops mixtapes for his YouTube channel to working for the NBA.

Julie DiCaro, writing at SI’s The Cauldron: Sportswriters need to educate themselves on domestic violence before writing about it.

The Cricket Monthly’s Vaneisa Baksh shares a personal history of how sexism is a pervasive problem in cricket.