Sports Journalism Blog

Posted on May 16th, 2016 in Weekly Roundup by fgogola

By Sports Capital Journalism Program | @SportsCapJour

Jeff Ritter, of, writes about golf in Rio as the sport is set to make its Olympic return.

A look back at the WNBA’s first game as the league opens its 20th season. Story by NYT’s Harvey Araton.

Three Lebanon (Tenn.) High School football players pen a letter to their teammates about coming together as one with the program in a rebuilding phase. Letter posted at FootballScoop.

The New York Times’ Rebecca R. Ruiz and Michael Schwirtz provide a detailed report on a Russian insider who alleges state-run doping fueled Olympic gold in Sochi. Here’s a graphic that helps explain the story.

Bleacher Report’s Dan Pompei takes a deep dive into Jon Gruden’s maniacal obsession with football and his Type A personality.

David Fleming, of ESPN, writes on how former Patriot Reche Caldwell Googled his way from New England to prison.

Former Packers, Panthers linebacker Na’il Diggs shares a sobering story of financial ruin post-NFL career.

Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole on how boxing survives in a post-Mayweather-Pacquiao world.

From the Associated Press: Baseball pioneer James Whyte Davis, who died in 1899, will no longer be buried in an unmarked grave.

The WNBA appears to be the most progressive sports league. And Stefanie Dolson’s story about her sexuality, as told to ESPN’s Katie Barnes, is yet another example.

Zak Keefer, Indianapolis Star Colts beat writer and IUPUI alum, reveals the story of Colts rookie Tyler Varga, who’s attempting a comeback after concussion symptoms lingered for four months.

The NYT’s Jere Longman writes on Man vs. Marathon: the quest for a sub-two-hour marathon.

SI’s Tom Verducci provides an in-depth look at who Vin Scully is, as the famed broadcaster is in his final season behind the mic.

The Washington Post’s Kevin Blackistone writes on all that went into former Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore finally finishing his “free education” at South Carolina.

Pete Sampson, of Irish Illustrated, on what the late Greg Bryant meant to Notre Dame.

Sean McDonough was named the new voice of Monday Night Football, filling the vacancy left by Mike Tirico. Story by SI media writer Richard Deitsch.

Chicago Tribune baseball columnist Paul Sullivan provides insight into the budding bromance between Cubs manager Joe Maddon and former Bears coach Mike Ditka.

Annie Brown, writing at Reveal’s Center for Investigative Reporting, dives into the story of a female Iowa field hockey coach being allegedly unfairly pushed out, as just part of the growing inequality of women’s sports.

Even after playing 20 years in Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant’s legacy in the city remains segmented as he never truly connected with all of the city’s diverse ethnic groups. Story by Tyler Tynes at SB Nation.

From the May 2016 issue of St. Louis Magazine, Tony Rehagen goes behind the scenes with long-time Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon.