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Trailblazers highlight 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame Class

By Mike Williams | @MikeWritesSport

Sports Capital Journalism Program

MINNEAPOLIS — The 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class announced this weekend at the NCAA Final Four highlights trailblazers in the history of basketball.

This year’s class features Vlade Divac, who went from humble beginnings in Yugoslavia to become one of the biggest European […]

Nigeria To Make History Despite Loss To USA

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain — Nigeria lost its quarterfinal matchup with the USA, 71-40, on Friday, dashing its hopes of medaling. Most teams wouldn’t take pride in a 31-point loss on an international stage. But most teams wouldn’t — and haven’t — competed with […]

Postcard from the World Cup: On Entering The Mixed Zone

At the end of my first day covering the USA Basketball Women’s National Team in the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup, I felt like I was just initiated into the fraternity of journalists.

This feeling didn’t come to me while I was sitting in the media room waiting for the games to start. It wasn’t […]

Analysis: No. 1-ranked USA Goes For a World Cup Three-Peat

By Frank Bonner II | @Frank_Bonner2

Sports Capital Journalism Program

TENERIFE, Spain — The USA Basketball Women’s National Team will begin its quest toward a third consecutive FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup when it takes on Senegal to start the preliminary round at 1 p.m. EDT on Saturday.

It would be a historic moment for […]

Weekly Roundup: January 9 – January 15

Steve Rushin (@SteveRushin) of Sports Illustrated looks at what the Minnesota Vikings’ miraculous victory over the New Orleans Saints meant to fans of the Vikings.

Kelley L. Carter (@KelleyLCarter) of ESPN’s The Undefeated details how Serena and Venus Williams are changing everything by changing how the world views black women.

Pat Forde (@YahooForde) of Yahoo […]