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Scott Van Pelt @ Merrill College
  • Merrill College hosted a journalism-only event with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt in Knight Hall the afternoon of Nov. 17. Van Pelt – who is a Terp – hosted his popular SportsCenter show after the Maryland-Georgetown basketball game that evening.

Povich Symposium: Sportswriting Then & Now
  • Panelists gathered for the Shirley Povich symposium agreed that the decline of daily beat reporting and accountability and the rise of criticism from remote locations are among the biggest changes in the field of sportswriting Tuesday.

George Solomon at the Washington Post
  • Ryan Glasspiegel from The Big Lead wrote a piece about our Director George Solomon’s tenure at the Washington Post sports section which continues to influence the world of sports media today.

The Ironic Site of the Maccabi Games
  • The 2015 European Maccabi Games— the major European Jewish sports event of the year, are being held in Berlin, the same site of the 1936 Olympics that banned German Jews from participation under Adolf Hitler’s Nazi reign.

Movie Review: Pond Hockey
  • This documentary truly keys in on the cultural importance of pond hockey and offers a new perspective on hockey and the appreciation for the game for those of us who have yet to experience an outdoor game.

Povich Center Year in Review
  • As 2015 is beginning, we’d like to take a quick look back at 2014. In the past year, the Center has attempted to assist in the growth of students and graduates of the Merrill College and enlighten the community in the vital sports issues of the day.

More From Our Students

Ten Years of Celebrating Shirley Povich at Maryland
  • Each fall, the Povich Center and the Merrill College welcome large audiences to participate in the annual Povich Symposium, named after Shirley Povich, an award winning Washington Post sports reporter and columnist for 75 years.

A Sense of Community at Povich Field
  • In the mid-’90’s when Bruce Adams came up with the idea of creating a local collegiate summer baseball team, he knew he was taking a gamble. Sixteen years later, Povich Field and the Bethesda Big Train are thriving.

Maryland Students Gain Real-World Skills with BTN2Go
  • The University of Maryland’s first year in the Big Ten was a successful one— not only for College Park’s student-athletes, but also for the student journalists who gained valuable and professional broadcast experience working with BTN2Go.

International NBA Playoffs Coverage
  • Basketball is an international sport, arguably one of the most widely played sport in the world and growing all the time. Media coverage of the National Basketball Association continues to grow, especially during the playoffs.

Tim Brant: A Helluva Ride
  • At the end of May, the remaining pillar of Washington D.C.’s TV sportscaster trifecta (Brant, WRC’s George Michael and WUSA’s Glenn Brenner) left his longtime role with WJLA-TV after more than 40 years of service to his hometown.

AWSM Experience in Mile High
  • Marissa Morris reports back from her weekend in Denver at the Association for Women in Sports Media Convention.

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