The Washington Times
Synopsis: After a 41-21 rout of the Chicago Bears, the Washington Redskins secured back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since the 1996 and 1997 seasons. I wrote on what that meant, even without a playoff berth secured.
Publish date: Dec. 25, 2016
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
Synopsis: Bashaud Breeland brought a string of puppies with him to the Redskins’ facility right before training camp. In Richmond, football was Breeland’s focus and I focused on his relationship with Josh Norman, Washington’s new star cornerback.
Publish date: Aug. 7, 2016
Synopsis: In the middle of Redskins training camp, I interviewed a variety of Richmond-area football coaches and players to examine why teams from the area had had more success winning state championships lately. This story ran as the lead story for the Times-Dispatch’s football-prep section.
Publish date: Aug. 19, 2016
Synopsis: Redskins coach Jay Gruden rested most of his starters in a 22-18 win against the New York Jets, but starting running back Matt Jones still played — and was injured.
Publish date: Aug. 19, 2016
Synopsis: As Major League rosters expanded to the 40-man, San Fransisco Giants prospect and Flying Squirrels pitcher Kyle Crick was again not called up to the big leagues. However, that was to be expected. With Crick’s last start of the season, I wrote a feature on his struggles and how he’s handled being in Double-A ball for three years straight.
Publish date: Sept. 1, 2016
Synopsis: As part of a four-part series into DePaul’s new arena, The DePaulia found that the new stadium will feature its student section upstairs instead of being near the floor, where most student sections are located. I oversaw the direction of the investigation and wrote the article, with others contributing.
Publish date: May 15, 2016
Devin Gage will play for hometown DePaul next season
Publish date: Feb. 28, 2016
Synopsis: The only thing more predictable than DePaul men’s basketball blowing a 9-0 lead to start the game against the seventh-ranked team in the country is the way they opened the second half — uninspired. This game story won third place for best game story at the College Media Association’s Pinnacle awards.
Publish date: Jan. 30, 2016
Synopsis: With Dave Leitao returning to DePaul as head coach for a second-stint, I tracked down those involved with the 2003-04 Blue Demons, the last DePaul men’s basketball team to make the NCAA tournament — also coached by Leitao. This story won sixth place for best multimedia sports story at the Associated College Press awards and second place for best multimedia sports story at the Society of Professional Journalists National Mark of Excellence Awards.
Publish date: Nov. 9, 2015
Synopsis: On the verge of being fired, DePaul alum and Sacramento Kings head coach Ty Corbin was dealt a nearly impossible situation. I looked at the resolve and the characteristics that made up Corbin right before he was replaced by George Karl.
Publish date: Feb. 11, 2015
The Chicago Sun Times
Synopsis: Cliff Alexander went from one of the most sought after high school recruits to un-drafted in the NBA. As he returned to Chicago for the first time as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers, I covered his rookie experience of trying to survive in the NBA.
Publish date: Feb. 27, 2016
Publish date: August 28, 2015
Synopsis: A 15-to-1 underdog, Long Island light heavyweight Joe Smith Jr. went from nearly unheard of in the boxing community to shocking Chicago’s best fighter with a first round knockout. I looked at not only what happened, but the immediate impact on how a win could change Smith’s life.
Publish date: June 19, 2016
Synopsis: Crystal Lake South rallied to win against Downers Grove South in the Phil Lawler Classic, a summer baseball tournament.
Publish date: July 21, 2014