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Postcard from Arizona: Reclaiming a dream on a championship night

My first sports story was to cover a girls’ softball game at William Blount High School in Maryville, Tenn.

It was cold day in early Spring. The sky was overcast and gray with a constant threat of rain. I paid to get in, not knowing any better, and I sat on the top row of cold, […]

USBWA Inducts All-Star Class to its Hall of Fame

By Mark Alewine

The United States Basketball Writers Association welcomed four greats of the sports writing industry into its Hall of Fame.

It was a Hall of Fame class for the ages, headlined by a giant in world of sports media. Frank Deford of Sports Illustrated is a six-time Sportswriter of the Year recipient by […]

Postcard from Arizona: A vastness almost impossible to grasp

It was the size that got me.

I was comfortable with writing the story. The terrain was different and I had a lot to learn, but I knew I could follow the game, get the quotes, and tell the story.

The size, however, stunned me. With over 77,000 people in University of Phoenix Stadium […]

Vying for a championship, not revenge

By Colton Bennett

Sports Capital Journalism Program

GLENDALE, Ariz. – This North Carolina team insists it is not looking for revenge. The Tar Heels aren’t seeking to exorcise last year’s demons. They want to win the national title, plain and simple.

Last year, North Carolina’s dreams of a title were ended by the simple flick […]

Postcard from Arizona: Anguish, graciousness mark Oregon’s defeat

The scene in the Oregon locker room will stay with me for a long time.

Their season suddenly over, the Ducks were coping with the strange reality of how it had ended on Saturday night. With 5.8 seconds remaining and North Carolina’s lead down to a single point, Kennedy Meeks of the Tar Heels stepped […]