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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

A new home for D.C. United
  • Beyond the decade of grunt work devoted to location selection, political negotiations and market research, it took about $250 million in private funds, plus $150 million in public contributions, for D.C. to finally get a permanent soccer venue.

For soccer’s newest hotbed, look due south
  • Picture 70,000 screaming fans, packed into a shining jewel of a football stadium, watching the world’s game. Is this St. Petersburg, Russia? Sochi? Nizhny Novgorod? Nope. This year’s FIFA World Cup host cities don’t have anything on Atlanta.

Profile: ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman
  • Merrill alum Robbie Greenspan chronicles the career of soccer player-turned-analyst Taylor Twellman, from the University of Maryland to Major League Soccer to ESPN.

Review: Love Means Zero
  • Merrill alum Josh Needelman reviews Showtime’s documentary film “Love Means Zero,” which focuses on the career of successful but abrasive tennis coach Nick Bollettieri.

Friendship Games: Podcasts
  • Reporters Julia Karron, Joe Malandruccolo and Chloe Pavlech share their experiences from the 2018 Friendship Games in Eilat, Israel, in podcast form.

Friendship Games: Student-run Irish team enjoys ride
  • Ireland’s barriers to entry for the Friendship Games included lack of funding, lack of interest in basketball and no coach. But the team from Trinity College of Dublin is at the tournament and making the most of its experience.

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