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George Solomon reflects on the legacy of David Stern
  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died Jan. 1, “challenged many journalists and we were better for it,” Povich Center director George Solomon writes.

Solomon Weighs in on Astros Incident with Taubman
  • George Solomon asks if the incident with Houston Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman will lead to improvements in the locker rooms for women sportswritiers.

Despite Industry Woes, Good Journalism Sill Exists
  • George Solomon breaks down a tough few weeks in the journalism industry and offers advice to Merrill College students as they prepare for the new school year.

George Solomon Reflects on Bob Ley’s Career at ESPN
  • ESPN lost a powerful voice for journalism when Bob Ley, who was Mr. “Outside the Lines” for years and a conscience of the network for nearly 40 years, announced his retirement June 28.

George Solomon’s Farewell to Class of 2019
  • George Solomon bids farewell to the Class of 2019 and asks some experts in the business what the future of journalism looks like.

George Solomon Remembers Dan Jenkins
  • George Solomon reflects on the life of Dan Jenkins, who died Thursday at the age of 90, saying Jenkins was always approachable, never boastful about anything he’d written or done.

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“Magic Mahomes” leads Kansas City to Super Bowl win
  • The Kansas City Chiefs trailing the San Francisco 49ers by double digits in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV. Enter Pat Mahomes. The second-year starter threw two touchdown passes in the final six minutes to lead the Chiefs to a 31-20 comeback win.

Super Bowl preview: San Francisco vs. Kansas City
  • The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday night at Hard Rock Stadium to conclude the NFL’s 100th season. Read more about the championship contenders.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes performs on-field magic
  • Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes gas captured the imaginations of sports fans across the world, but as he prepares to play in Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Sunday, he can still catch his teammates — and opposing defenses — by surprise.

San Francisco’s Mostert rides wave of momentum
  • San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert etched his name in the history books a four-touchdown NFC Championship game. Among his teammates, though, the surfing celebration he performs in the end zone already made him stand out from the crowd.

Former Good Counsel teammates live Super Bowl dream
  • Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller and linebacker Dorian O’Daniel dreamed of playing in the NFL when they were teammates at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. Never did they expect to reach the Super Bowl together.

Super Bowl notebook: Goodell on minority coaches
  • Merrill College student Ryan McFadden is representing the Povich Center at the Super Bowl. Follow his coverage, starting with this story on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s pre-Super Bowl press conference Wednesday afternoon.

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