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Postcard from Tampa: Should’ve. Could’ve. Did it.

I’ve chosen the easy path too many times in my life. I’ve let my anxiety and fear of failure take control of my decision-making process on multiple occasions. During my women’s Final Four trip, I made a step to reverse that mentality.

First off, I am eternally grateful for the Sports Capital Journalism program at […]

Postcard from Minneapolis: Understanding how writing becomes the easy part

When I was asked if I wanted to join IUPUI graduate student Mike Williams at this year’s Final Four in Minneapolis, I immediately said yes.

I knew there would be a decent amount of writing involved, but what I didn’t know is that the experience is something that will stick with me for a long […]

Postcard from Minneapolis: Getting back to the Final Four, wondering how to do it again

I’m sitting in the media workroom several hours before Virginia and Texas Tech tip off for a men’s national championship. I need to be putting notes together to prepare for the game, but the only thing that I can think is, “This is insane! I’m here again!”

I covered the NCAA Final Four for the […]

From the archives: How the Combine grew from obscurity into obsession

Editor’s Note: Five years ago, while earning his M.A. in Sports Journalism at IUPUI, graduate assistant Cory Collins described the growth of the National Football League Scouting Combine.

By Cory Collins

INDIANAPOLIS — It wasn’t always this way.

Not so long ago, elite college football players could gather in relative anonymity, get poked, prodded, […]

Postcard from Santa Clara: An unforgettable season

Watching the first five minutes of the 2019 College Football National Championship produce 21 combined points, I sat back in awe.

I’ve been lucky enough to cover college football for the past five years, but I’d never seen a game start, or finish, quite like this one.

After the roller-coaster-like first several drives my advisor, […]