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Purdue’s Johnson grateful for career achievement, looks ahead to life change

By Rebecca Harris

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Steele Johnson had the meet of his life and was rewarded with Diver of the Meet honors on the last day of competition after placing second in the platform event with 506.5 points.

He will also bring home two championship titles to Purdue for the 1-meter […]

South Carolina’s Akaram Mahmoud makes waves at home in Egypt and in the U.S.

By Rebecca Harris

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Akaram Mahmoud knew he wanted to come to the United States, but didn’t know he wanted to swim at the University of South Carolina, not at first. South Carolina, on the other hand, along with other elite programs, knew it wanted him.

Mahmoud was finishing high […]

Stanford’s Cook earns third in diving after a post-Olympic break

By Rebecca Harris

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS –While Kassidy Cook doesn’t dwell on the experience, she remembers everything.

She remembers the 2012 Olympic Trials at Federal Way, Washington, where she and her synchro partner finished just .42 points off of qualifying for Olympic Games in London.

She remembers making the national team in […]

Weekly Roundup: October 13-October 23

Mitch Albom writes a poignant tribute to his late colleague at the Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp.

Cody Miller’s improbable rise to the Olympic podium in Rio for swimming. Pat Forde at Yahoo tells his story.

Anya Alvarez interviews Kelli Masters, one of the only female NFL agents.

A brief look into the dynamics of […]