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UMBC’s historic win in NCAA tourney generates some terrific stories – and another upset

So how did the country cover No. 16-seeded UMBC’s implausible, crazy victory over No. 1 Virginia? Here’s a sampling of the stories that addressed what might be the biggest upset in the NCAA basketball tournament – and the first time … Continue reading

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There’s no better way to teach sportswriting than to bring students to cover live events

You can grill students all you want on interviewing techniques, keeping score, taking notes and writing game stories, but they won’t really learn until you throw them into live event coverage. Everything makes sense until one has to cover a … Continue reading

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College sports writers offer solid coverage of NCAA tourney

The Arizona Daily Wildcat offered the most comprehensive coverage among schools whose teams played in the opening round of the NCAA basketball tournament on Thursday.  The Wildcat posted a game story, a column and a notes package while most schools offered … Continue reading

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