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Weekly Roundup: Feb. 22 to 28

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour

The New York Times’ Scott Cacciola on how Pacers star Paul George became the player he is: by losing to his sister for eight years.

David Wharton, of the LA Times, explores the on-going debate of whether or not synthetic playing surfaces are hazardous to athletes’ health.

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From The Dallas Morning News: Eric Nadel: Don’t let the demons of depression win

Nearly a month has passed since the death of former Texas Rangers owner Rusty Rose, who lost a decades-long battle against clinical depression. While the tragic nature of his death was addressed beautifully at his funeral by senior minister Paul Rasmussen of Highland Park United Methodist Church and in a subsequent piece by Dallas Morning […]

Jason Fanaika’s ‘unreal’ journey circles back to Indy

Former Utah defensive end Jason Fanaika prepares to lay a hit on former Cal QB Jared Goff.

By Alaa Abdeldaiem | @Abdeldaiem_Alaa

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — “Unreal.”

Jason Fanaika sat at the center of the table in Lucas Oil Stadium, fielding each question reporters threw his way. The former Utah defensive tackle […]

Spreading social awareness at the NFL Scouting Combine

By Kim Dunlap | @kimjdunlap

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS—National Football League players have been known to use their platforms to spread awareness about social issues. This week, at the NFL Scouting Combine, it has happened at least twice.

Ezekiel Elliott of Ohio State and Vernon Hargreaves of Florida have used their high-profile college careers […]

UTSA pioneer David Morgan II looks to make school history again

Former UTSA tight end David Morgan II answers question during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday in Indianapolis. (Photo by Kim Dunlap)

By Kim Dunlap | @kimjdunlap

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS–When David Morgan II was recruited to join the University of Texas at San Antonio football team in 2011, the team had […]