Mark Hyman Named Inaugural Solomon Chair
May 14, 2020

Mark Hyman Named Inaugural Solomon Chair

Veteran journalist, professor, author and lawyer Mark Hyman has been named the inaugural George Solomon Endowed Chair in Sports Journalism.

Watch: Conversation with Van Pelt and Evans
May 14, 2020

Watch: Conversation with Van Pelt and Evans

Povich Center director George Solomon spoke with UMD alumnus and ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt and UMD athletic director Damon Evans in a Zoom event on May 13, 2020.

Bob Ford ’76 Discusses Lengthy Career
May 11, 2020

Bob Ford ’76 Discusses Lengthy Career

George Solomon spoke with the recently retired Bob Ford, a 1976 graduate of the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism, about his career with the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Povich Rewind: Who Was the Greatest?
Apr 30, 2020

Povich Rewind: Who Was the Greatest?

In this time of Covid-19, with games at a standstill, a rewind of Shirley Povich’s past columns seems in order, with his November 1964, look at the greatest baseball players of the 50s and 60s.

A History of Cheating in Sports
Apr 23, 2020

A History of Cheating in Sports

In the wake of the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, students in the sports, society and media class were assigned a term paper this semester on the history the history of cheating in sports.