Feb 20, 2020

Daily Roundup: Feb. 20

Spring training is well underway and the sign-stealing scandal remains in the news: “Players everywhere, from Arizona to Florida, in spring training camps dotted throughout both states, have been outspoken in ways a buttoned-up sport like this has never seen,” ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez writes of player response to the scandal. Little Leagues across the country [...]

March 4: Newspapers: What’s the Future?
Feb 19, 2020

March 4: Newspapers: What’s the Future?

Join experts in the industry for a panel discussion of the future of newspapers and their sports departments. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Knight Hall’s Eaton Theater.

Still No Cheering in the Press Box: Stephen A. Smith
Feb 18, 2020

Still No Cheering in the Press Box: Stephen A. Smith

Our latest installment of Still No Cheering in the Press Box features Stephen A. Smith, a commentator on ESPN’s “First Take” and host of ESPN Radio’s “The Stephen A. Smith Show.”

A love letter to D.C.-area high school basketball
Feb 18, 2020

A love letter to D.C.-area high school basketball

Sportswriter John McNamara was killed in a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, but his passion for his work lives on in his book “The Capital of Basketball: A History of D.C. High School Area Hoops.”

George Solomon considers the perils of social media
Feb 17, 2020

George Solomon considers the perils of social media

The warning every semester to Merrill College students regarding their use of social media is simple: “What you put out there stays there.” But in this era of the 24-7 news cycle, social media presents increasingly complex challenges.