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George Solomon: Remembering the Life of Jack Zane
  • George Solomon reflects on the life of former Maryland athletics sports information director Jack Zane. Who died on Tuesday at the age of 87.

George Solomon: Evaluating Jordan McNair Coverage
  • Not since the tragic death of Len Bias has the University of Maryland and its athletic department been under such close media scrutiny. But that’s been the case since the death of Jordan McNair, 19, a sophomore offensive tackle.

George Solomon: A tribute to John McNamara
  • John McNamara was a familiar face at the University of Maryland. He loved covering Maryland sports, which he did for decades. He loved the action on the field and on the court; the news, games, players and drama. It all ended much too soon.

Povich Center Year in Review: 2017-2018
  • From the 12th annual Povich Symposium to our Women, Sports and Media conference to graduation, director George Solomon recaps the past year at the Povich Center.

George Solomon on late sportswriter Bill Nack
  • The great sportswriter Bill Nack, who passed away in Washington on April 13 at the age of 77, loved to write. But even greater than his passion for good writing was his love of reading.

George Solomon on the future of Sports Illustrated
  • Povich Center director George Solomon shares his memories of Sports Illustrated and his hopes for the magazine’s future.

More From Our Students

Book Review: Jane Leavy’s ‘The Big Fella’
  • Ethan Cadeaux reviews Jane Leavy’s book, “The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created,” and says it’s evident Ruth’s impact on pop culture was just as powerful off the field as it was on the diamond.

Women Talk Challenges in Sports Media Industry
  • The Big Ten Network and the Association for Women in Sports media hosted a panel Nov. 30 to discuss the challenges facing women in the industry.

Future Broadcasters Being Groomed at UMD
  • The BTN Student U program is a Big Ten initiative that helps give students at all Big Ten schools an opportunity to gain professional skills in the media industry.

Povich Symposium Discusses Race in Sports
  • DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, called the Rooney Rule “a sham” during the 13th annual Shirley Povich Symposium at the University of Maryland Nov. 13.

Povich Symposium Will Discuss Race in Sports
  • The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will host the 13th annual Shirley Povich Symposium at the University of Maryland’s Riggs Alumni Center at 7 p.m. Nov. 13.

Merrill Grad Evan Parker Tells Students ‘Be Curious’
  • “One piece of advice I would share with students currently in the College of Journalism is be curious, learn everything you can,” said Evan Parker (’05), who was recently promoted to vice president of content at NASCAR.

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