Sports Journalism Blog

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 in Weekly Roundup by fgogola

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour

Andrew Keh, of The New York Times, shares the story of the birth of Hack-a-Shaq on Dec. 29, 1997 by then-Mavericks coach Don Nelson.

The New York Times’ Julie Robenhymer profiles John Buccigross’ #bucciovertimechallenge.

Freelance sports writer Eric Koreen: “The newspaper didn’t love me back.”

Dan Wetzel, of Yahoo Sports, sums up what is likely to go down as the Laremy Tunsil draft. The MMQB’s Emily Kaplan wrote about what it was like following Tunsil around during the draft. Also, a behind-the-scenes look at Tunsil and crisis management from The New York Times’ Ken Belson, Mark Leibovich and Ben Shpigel.

The Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga looks back on Bryce Harper’s major league debut four years ago in Log Angeles on April 28, 2012.

Five years after the Tuscaloosa tornado, Gridiron Now’s Rachel Baribeau writes on how that day changed Alabama coach Nick Saban.

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy pens an open letter to men on combating sexual assault over at The Players’ Tribune.

Mass Live’s Kevin Duffy provides a look into how the late Ron Brace, a New England Patriot, left a lasting impression in his home community.

The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi examines why ESPN is losing top talent to other, possibly inferior, media outlets.

It’s not a trick question. Forbes contributor Kristi Dosh asks: What are Olympic gold medals really made of?

David Conn, of The Guardian, writes on the deadly mistakes and lies of the Hillsborough disaster that lasted decades. Survivor Adrian Tempany pens his own heart-wrenching piece after getting justice, finally.

When religion and the LGBT collegiate athlete collide: In-depth look from USA Today’s Erik Brady and Scott Gleeson.

Sam Alipour, of ESPN The Magazine, explores the growing trend of professional athletes using social and mobile media as a dating tool.

ESPNW’s Sarah Spain and Chicago-based sportswriter Julie DiCaro put on a #MoreThanMean PSA with help from Just Not Sports to raise awareness of social media bullying of female sportswriters. Here’s a reflection from DiCaro on being involved and a reaction from Christine Brennan, a long-time sports writer for USA Today.

Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins on Craig Sager, the Miracle Guy with the colorful suits.

How Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith went from a surefire first-round pick to the NFL Draft’s biggest mystery. Story from ESPN’s Elizabeth Merrill.

The Gobe and Mail’s James Mirtle shares a trend of adult and teenage players fighting in the Ontario Hockey League.

The Buffalo News’ Bucky Gleason provides an untold history lesson on how the Braves came to Buffalo and why they left, which altered the course of Buffalo sports.

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura and Mark Fainaru-Wada explore the father-son relationship between UCLA’s Kenny Clark and his dad, who’s in prison and hasn’t seen his son play since he was 7.

From The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala: Jake Plummer and other NFL players are pushing for CBD research.

Brian Burnsed, of NCAA Champion magazine, shares the story of two sisters who were prepared for college and athletics by their mother, who died in the Charleston church shooting.

Q&A with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, from Slam magazine’s Adam Figman.