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Some March Madness cliches are more wretched than others

I used to rail vs clichés like “Cinderella” and “bubble teams.” Those words, though, have been used so pervasively in discussions about the NCAA Basketball Tournament that they are now as endemic to coverage as March Madness. That’s what makes English … Continue reading

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Correcting mistakes made by inexperienced sports writing students

Students interested in writing journalistically – sports or otherwise – invariably take similar approaches and make comparable mistakes. Language tends to be the biggest challenge for many students, whether that means a reliance on clichés and jargon, an inability to write precisely or concisely, or … Continue reading

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