Daily Roundup: July 6

Enjoy today’s fresh links! The Daily Roundup will take a break next week as the Povich Center hosts its annual Sports Journalism Summer Camp, but the sports news updates will return on July 16. A distance runner describes his participation in a 120-kilometer mountain race. The NFL is in the midst of a coaching youth movement – so how does 71-year-old Wade Phillips fit in? Across Major League Baseball, the LOOGY is a d

2018 Povich Center Sports Journalism Camp

2018 Povich Center Sports Journalism Camp
Monday, July 9 8:45-9:30am: Check-In & Breakfast (Knight Hall Atrium) 9:30-10:15am: Welcome & Overview (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208) Rafael Lorente, Associate Dean, Merrill College Kevin Blackistone, Professor, Merrill College, Panelist, ESPN’s Around the Horn George Solomon, Director, Povich Center Kate Yanchulis, Director, Sports Journalism Camp 10:15-11:15am: Journalism: Still Worth Doing? (Eaton Theate

Daily Roundup: July 5

Catch up on news you missed during the holiday: Joey Chestnut continued his Fourth of July domination by eating a world-record 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes for his 11th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest title. Three years ago today, Carli Lloyd led the U.S. women’s soccer team to a World Cup championship with three goals in a 5-2 win against Japan in the tournament final. Sure, the NBA Summer League may be made up of meanin

Daily Roundup: July 3

Look no further for in-depth sports analysis: FiveThirtyEight has created a tool which allows you to compare every men’s World Cup performance since 1966. Major League Baseball’s 2018 free agent class seemed poised to change baseball. Now? Not so much. Athletes (see: Katie Ledecky, Usain Bolt, et al.) are using cutting-edge science and technology to push the limits of human performance.

Daily Roundup: July 2

Welcome to a new month in sports, which started with LeBron James landing on a new team: James signed a four-year deal with the L.A. Lakers, but more must be done to transform the team into a superpower. Russia ousted Spain from the World Cup on Sunday. Here’s how Spain’s tournament unraveled. France, on the other hand, upset Argentina 4-3 on Saturday. The French squad’s youth has been a boon. As the World Cup kn

Daily Roundup: June 29

The Povich Center, the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the University of Maryland mourn the five lives lost in the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis yesterday. Rather than our traditional Daily Roundup, here are links to the Baltimore Sun’s stories on the victims of this tragedy, as presented on the Capital Gazette website: Rob Hiaasen, Merrill College lecturer: A joyful stylist, a generous mentor Gerald