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Sports Capital Journalism Program Hosts College Basketball Symposium

On the first day of the college basketball season, the Sports Capital Journalism Program hosted a discussion on the state of the industry after an unprecedented period of self-examination and change.

More than six months after the findings of the Commission on College Basketball, which resulted in legislation created by the National Collegiate […]

NCAA VP Gavitt Cites Value Of Experience Over Elite Talent

By Aidan Wilkins | @AidanJWilkins

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – College basketball is evolving right before our eyes. The sport saw tremendous questions arise over a long offseason, as the Commission on College Basketball, led by chair Condoleezza Rice, made recommendations on how the NCAA may adjust its rules to allow more flexibility for […]

AP Reporter Marot Describes The Complexities Of Change

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Associated Press reporter Michael Marot, a longtime colleague of college basketball writer Jim O’Connell, remembered the reporter who made 20 trips to cover the Maui Invitational basketball tournament before his death in July, 2018.

“[He] was the only guy who went to the Maui […]

Benner Describes Conflict On Amateurism Issues

By Mike Williams | @MikeWritesSport

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Before expressing his thoughts on the state of college basketball, former vice president of Pacers Sports & Entertainment Bill Benner gave some thoughts on the passing of longtime Associated Press writer Jim O’Connell, who friends and colleagues, for decades, referred to as Oc.

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Sean Gregory Fondly Remembers An Uncle, Role Model

By Caleb Lynn | @ CalebLynn1

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Sean Gregory spoke on Tuesday afternoon about his relationship with Hall of Fame college basketball writer Jim O’Connell, a relationship that was much bigger than basketball.

Gregory was O’Connell’s nephew. When Gregory was 11 years old, he remembered, O’Connell would deliver […]