The Beat

ESPN’s Michael Wilbon Accepts Lacy-Smith Award
May 8, 2018

ESPN’s Michael Wilbon Accepts Lacy-Smith Award

Michael Wilbon, a sportswriter and co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” was filled with emotion after becoming the fourth winner of the Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award at a luncheon Sunday, May 6, at Nationals Park in Washington.

Reflection: Women, Sports and Media
May 1, 2018

Reflection: Women, Sports and Media

Merrill College student MacKaiya Cherry reflects on the Women, Sports and Media conference co-hosted by the Povich Center and espnW, an event “jam-packed with remarkable women who are dominating in the world of sports journalism.”

Reflection: Povich Center Workshop & Jamboree
Apr 29, 2018

Reflection: Povich Center Workshop & Jamboree

High school and college students had the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade of sports journalism at the Povich Center Workshop & Jamboree on April 14.

Michael Wilbon Wins Lacy-Smith Award
Apr 29, 2018

Michael Wilbon Wins Lacy-Smith Award

Michael Wilbon, a sportswriter, columnist and television commentator for almost 40 years, is the winner of the fourth annual Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith award presented by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Recap: Women, Sports and Media conference
Apr 25, 2018

Recap: Women, Sports and Media conference

Co-hosted by the Povich Center and espnW, Women, Sports and Media: Careers, Coverage and Consequences brought together women of all ages for a day of inspirational and motivational presentations and conversations.

Terry Taylor wins 2018 Red Smith Award
Apr 3, 2018

Terry Taylor wins 2018 Red Smith Award

Terry Taylor received the 2018 Red Smith Award for her contributions to sports journalism. Her influential and groundbreaking career included more than two decades as the Associated Press sports editor.