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USBWA to host college journalists at Final Four

“Full Court Press,” the 19th annual United States Basketball Writers Association sports writing seminar and scholarship competition, will take place on Friday, April 5 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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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, […]

Postcard from Atlanta: When the President Comes to the Game

I knew we were in trouble when the dogs showed up.

Several hours before Game 7 of the 1979 World Series, Pirates vs. Orioles at the old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, the word began to spread that President Jimmy Carter was planning to attend the game. The press box was filled with reporters doing early […]

Postcard from Pasadena: You Are Now Entering The Twilight Zone

“Attention media: This is the first-ever overtime game in Rose Bowl history.”

The announcement carried through the Rose Bowl Stadium press box as reporters grabbed stat sheets, refilled coffees and prepared to type like hell as they readied for overtime.

After Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield’s first-half marches down the field gashed Georgia to the […]

Postcard from Pasadena: A New Year’s Day Walk Down the Hill

The preservation of the walk down the hill might just be the best decision the College Football Playoff made.

The walk takes place soon after 10 a.m. Pacific on New Year’s Day, except when January 1 falls on a Sunday and the celebration steps off on Monday. For all the technical wonders that television has […]