History, Impact of African-Americans in Journalism
May 24, 2019

History, Impact of African-Americans in Journalism

Merrill College student Ali Basye-Featherston examines the history and impact of African-Americans in sports journalism.

Bob Costas Named Winner of Lacy-Smith Award
May 20, 2019

Bob Costas Named Winner of Lacy-Smith Award

Bob Costas, a nationally recognized network television commentator for nearly 50 years, is the winner of this year’s Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith award presented by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism.

Povich Rewind: Basketball is Not for Him
Apr 24, 2019

Povich Rewind: Basketball is Not for Him

Shirley Povich’s irreverent description of basketball, written for Sports Illustrated in 1958, resulted in thousands of letters of protest to the magazine and was also included in a college writing guide as an example of “making effective sentences.”

Merrill College Students Win 17 Categories
Apr 11, 2019

Merrill College Students Win 17 Categories

University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism students won 17 categories last week in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 2 Mark of Excellence Awards.

Merrill Launches Campaign for George Solomon Chair
Feb 19, 2019

Merrill Launches Campaign for George Solomon Chair

The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism launched a fundraising campaign Tuesday to establish the George Solomon Endowed Chair in Sports Journalism.