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Category Archives: College Media
Like a talented leadoff hitter, leads set the table for a game story or preview. They put the story in play in a reader’s mind, meaning, to continue the metaphor, that the writer might eventually score by compelling people to read on. Too many leads … Continue reading
Mo Patton Sports, a website dedicated to prep coverage in the Nashville region, does a solid job using multiple media platforms to present information. They break news on Twitter:
A few quick-takes while reading college sports media across the country. Not a big fan of teams ‘suffering losses’ regardless if defeat is by 1 point or 49 points, unless players got hurt during the game. You can see the definitions of … Continue reading
There is no justification for the bawdy headline in LSU’s student-run Daily Reveille this past week that characterized how the Tigers defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks. In some ways, the headline is titteringly amusing in a pre-teen sort of way. In many more ways, the … Continue reading
The Duke Chronicle called it “The Miracle on Franklin Street.” The Daily Tar Heel lamentably wrote that the final shot ‘froze’ the Smith Center. The Raleigh News & Observercharacterized the finish as the ‘craziest’ in Duke and North Carolina’s 233-gamehistory. … Continue reading
National Signing Day is like Christmas to college football fans, coaches and athletic directors. For most college sports staffs, unfortunately, Wednesday might as well have been Arbor Day for the lack of timely coverage of football signings across the country. … Continue reading
I still don’t understand why student papers fail to report on bigger sports events as soon as possible. After all, we are in the news business, so when sports news breaks, like Louisville’s double-overtime basketball victory over UConn on Saturday, … Continue reading