Sport Journalism Blog

Posted on June 20th, 2016 in Weekly Roundup by fgogola

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour

To mark Father’s Day, Chicago Tribune reporter Chris Kuc asks White Sox and Cubs players what fatherhood has taught them.

An oral history of the 2006 NBA Finals on its 10-year anniversary: Free throws, hotel switches and the ‘phantom call.’ Story by ESPN TrueHoop’s Tim MacMahon and Marc Stein.

USC athletic director Pat Haden used Los Angeles education foundation as a lucrative source of income for him and his family. Story by LA Times’ Paul Pringle and Nathan Fenno.

Bonnie Bishop writes at SI’s Campus Rush about how her stepfather, ex-Mississippi State football coach Jackie Sherrill, prepared her for life as a touring musician.

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne has a knack for breaking sports stories and ‘beating male sportswriters at their own game.’ Story by NY Mag’s Yaron Weitzman.

David Gardner, of Sports Illustrated, writes about how Charleston Southern University baseball player Chris Singleton spent the last year on a mission to prove love is stronger than hate after his mother was killed in the Charleston church shooting.

Luke Cyphers and Teri Thompson dive deep with Bleacher Report’s 6-month investigation into human trafficking of foreign high school athletes.

Former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple has made suicide prevention and helping those with depression his life’s mission. Story by Lisa Zimmerman, published at

Sports Illustrated’s Michael Rosenberg writes on the new replay technology that could change the way sports are viewed and officiated.

Five questions with ESPN The Magazine’s Kevin Van Valkenburg for aspiring journalists on storytelling.

Jay Caspian King writes at The New York Times Magazine about how golf makes you confront your mortality.

Henry J. Cordes, of the Omaha World-Herald, combs throw a coroner’s report to provide insight into Lawrence Phillip’s final day in prison, which ended with a suicide.

Wright Thompson writes at ESPN FC about the father Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo never really knew.

New York Liberty guard Shavonte Zellous reflects at The Players’ Tribune as a gay woman from Orlando: I Am Orlando.

Ben Cohen writes at The Wall Street Journal about how Steph Curry and the Golden Sate Warriors have revolutionized even pickup basketball.