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Povich Center Year in Review: 2017-2018
  • From the 12th annual Povich Symposium to our Women, Sports and Media conference to graduation, director George Solomon recaps the past year at the Povich Center.

George Solomon on late sportswriter Bill Nack
  • The great sportswriter Bill Nack, who passed away in Washington on April 13 at the age of 77, loved to write. But even greater than his passion for good writing was his love of reading.

George Solomon on the future of Sports Illustrated
  • Povich Center director George Solomon shares his memories of Sports Illustrated and his hopes for the magazine’s future.

George Solomon January 2018 Column
  • George Solomon writes about the relationships between the teams and reporters who cover them.

George Solomon on The Athletic
  • In January, The Athletic will celebrate its second anniversary, providing sports readers in eight U.S. cities and seven Canadian cities local coverage – plus a national reach – in direct competition with local newspapers and national websites.

George Solomon’s Fall 2017 Column
  • George Solomon’s Fall 2017 Column

More From Our Students

Friendship Games: About Our Team
  • The NBA draft takes place tonight. Get ready with the latest NBA links: The Washington Post ranks the top 50 prospects. The Ringer ranks the past 10 NBA drafts. The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the draft unsure of LeBron James’ plans. Think teams gotten better at drafting? Think again.

Diplomacy meets basketball at 2018 Friendship Games
  • In 2005, after seeing generations of children from neighboring countries and cultures grow up amid conflict, Ed Peskowitz and Arie Rosenzweig tried a novel approach to diplomacy – a basketball tournament.

Povich Center celebrates Class of 2018
  • After the Philip Merrill College of Journalism commencement ceremony on May 21, the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism invited several new graduates to sign the Povich Center wall.

ESPN’s Michael Wilbon Accepts Lacy-Smith Award
  • Michael Wilbon, a sportswriter and co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” was filled with emotion after becoming the fourth winner of the Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award at a luncheon Sunday, May 6, at Nationals Park in Washington.

Reflection: Women, Sports and Media
  • Merrill College student MacKaiya Cherry reflects on the Women, Sports and Media conference co-hosted by the Povich Center and espnW, an event “jam-packed with remarkable women who are dominating in the world of sports journalism.”

Reflection: Povich Center Workshop & Jamboree
  • High school and college students had the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade of sports journalism at the Povich Center Workshop & Jamboree on April 14.

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