Sports Journalism Blog

Posted on February 29th, 2016 in Weekly Roundup by fgogola

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour

The New York Times’ Scott Cacciola on how Pacers star Paul George became the player he is: by losing to his sister for eight years.

David Wharton, of the LA Times, explores the on-going debate of whether or not synthetic playing surfaces are hazardous to athletes’ health.

Bruce Arthur, of the Toronto Star, on how Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell has been shaped by heartache and loss.

From Poynter: Rachel Nichols on her return to ESPN and asking tough but fair questions.

Nate Rau and Matt Slovin, of The Tennessean, on college football needing to take a look in the mirror.

Jesse Katz, of GQ, goes inside the San Quentin Marathon, where thieves, killers and dope dealers run without fanfare.

A Stanford journalism graduate student spent four days with Peter King in advance of Super Bowl 50.

From the Rolling Stone: Keenan Reynolds’ inner drive to play in the NFL.

Sports Illustrated’s Richard Rothschild on the mid-1950s Crispus Attucks teams opening eyes and changing minds in Indianapolis.

B/R’s Ric Bucher dives into the Morris twins, unhappiness, betrayal and overcoming adversity.

Tyler Kepner, of The New York Times, on the longevity of current Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

Michael Maher, of PremiumBeat, goes behind the scenes with the Dallas Stars to observe how an NHL game is produced and broadcast.