A sampling of my freelance work for other publications, updated regularly. Unless otherwise noted, story appeared in print:

Oral History: Appalachian State vs. Michigan
Publication: Scout (web)
Description: For the 10-year anniversary of the greatest upset in college football history, I spoke to players and coaches from both sides, as well as members of the media, for a detailed account of the 2007 stunner.
Date: August 25, 2017

Cool Sports Jobs: Leila Dunbar
Publication: espnW (web)
Description: If you have any sports, pop culture or entertainment memorabilia, chances are Leila Dunbar knows how much it’s worth. Dunbar is a full-time appraiser and has been a part of the TV program “Antique’s Roadshow” for 20 years.
Date: August 23, 2018

Camp Sanderson
Publication: Scout (web)
Description: Michigan men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson has made a habit of turning mediocre high school prospects into NBA first-round draft picks. How does he do it?
Date: August 18, 2017

Erica Wheeler’s Remarkable Path to the WNBA
Publication: espnW (web)
Description: Indiana Fever point guard Erica Wheeler grew up in a dangerous neighborhood, lost her mom unexpectedly, and played several years in sub-par overseas leagues before getting a shot in the WNBA.
Date: July 28, 2017

Carol Hutchins: Title IX Fighter
Publication: espnW (web)
Description: On the 45th anniversary of Title IX, it is important to remember the women’s sports trailblazers. Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins certainly qualifies.
Date: June 20, 2017

Cool Sports Jobs: Susan Lulgjuraj
Publication: espnW (web)
Description: As the marketing communications manager at Topps, one of Susan Lulgjuraj’s responsibilities is to design baseball cards. That alone qualifies her for the “women with cool sports job” series.
Date: June 14, 2017

Midland College Softball Team Files Title IX Lawsuit
Publication: Excelle Sports (web)
Description: Tommy Ramos is the softball coach at Midland, a junior college in Texas. Fed up with his team’s poor facilities and the administration’s unwillingness to make improvements, he filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school.
Date: June 8, 2017

This Week in Baseball
Publication: CBS Local (web)
Description: A complete listing of my weekly baseball columns during the 2017 season.
Date: April-October 2017

The Secret to UConn’s Win Streak
Publication: Excelle Sports (web)
Description: The University of Connecticut women’s basketball program owned a 111-game winning streak entering the Final Four. To gain some perspective and insight as to how the Huskies do it, I spoke with players and coaches who have been a part of other long winning streaks (UCLA basketball, Mount Union football, UNC soccer, and more).
Date: March 30, 2017

Noah Basketball (PDF of story here)
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Description: Can a company’s technology help basketball players become better shooters? With the Noah system, players can get real-time feedback on their shot arc, the key to making more baskets.
Date: March 16, 2017

The History of Crisler Arena
Publication: Michigan Today (web)
Description: The home of Michigan basketball—and many other things—turns 50 years old. What are its most memorable moments?
Date: March 15, 2017

Sister Jean
Publication: espnW (web)
Description: Sister Jean is the 97-year-old nun who serves as the chaplain for the men’s basketball team at Loyola University Chicago. Her pre-game prayers are legendary and her basketball knowledge is impressive.
Date: February 18, 2017

Michigan Women Ready to Dance
Publication: Excelle Sports (web)
Description: None of the players currently on the Michigan women’s basketball team have been to the NCAA Tournament. This year should be different.
Date: January 31, 2017

Eastern Michigan AD Heather Lyke
Publication: espnW (web)
Description: The Eastern Michigan football program has not had a winning season since 1995 and has been to only one bowl, in 1987. The Eagles, under the guidance of their athletic director, are on their verge of ending those streaks.
Date: November 22, 2016

University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Coverage
Publication: UM Hoops (web)
Description: A complete listing of my writing for during the season: notebooks, game recaps, player features, and more.
Date: November 2016-TBD

Michigan Hockey Season Preview
Publication: The Wolverine
Description: I wrote the magazine’s entire hockey preview, which included a comprehensive feature, a profile on senior Alex Kile, and a complete roster breakdown. Coaches, players, scouts, and analysts weigh in on how U-M’s 2016-17 season might turn out.
Date: October 2016

The Other Dream Team
Publication: Excelle Sports (web)
Description: The 1996 U.S. women’s basketball team conquered the world (60-0 overall record) and launched pro hoops in America. How did they do it?
Date: July 28, 2016

The Original Home Run Derby
Publication: Yahoo’s The Post Game (web)
Description: Home Run Derby made its television debut in 1960, 25 years before it would become part of MLB’s All Star showcase. Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, and other stars from the day went head-to-head in an empty stadium.
Date: July 11, 2016

Hail Hutch
Publication: Excelle Sports (web)
Description: Carol Hutchins, softball’s all-time winningest coach, has Michigan on the brink of another World Series. What’s her secret?
Date: May 27, 2016

Worth the Wait
Publication: Basketball Times
Description: The men’s basketball programs at Syracuse, Gonzaga, San Diego State, and SMU have a “head coach in waiting,” an assistant ready to take over when the current head coach retires. Why do school and coaches implement this arrangement and how does it work?
Date: January 2016

World Series Update
Publication: ESPN Radio
Description: I spoke with ESPN Radio (Hawaii) to discuss the Mets’ chances of coming back from a 2-0 deficit to the Royals in the World Series (audio at bottom of post),
Date: October 29, 2015

Picking Up the Pace
Publication: Basketball Times
Description: The upcoming college basketball season will feature a host of new rules, most designed to improve the pace of the game and limit rough play. Are players, coaches, and fans ready?
Date: October 2015

From Super Fan to Super Bowl
Publication: Michigan Today (web)
Description: I profiled Bodega Studios executive creative director Haley Geffen, a Michigan alum who, among many other things, oversees the award-winning open for Sunday Night Football.
Date: August 20, 2015

Minor League Baseball Coverage
Description: I wrote game stories, focusing on top prospects, for the official website of Minor League Baseball.
Date: Summer 2015

Inside Sam Dekker’s NBA Draft Experience
Publication: Wisconsin Alumni Magazine
Description: I shadowed Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker, a first round pick by the Houston Rockets, at the NBA draft. (A shorter version appears in the print magazine.)
Date: July 13, 2015

MLB: Five Things You Missed
Publication: CBS Local (web)
Description: A complete listing of my baseball columns during the 2015 season.
Date: April-October 2015

Pac-12 Tournament Preview
Publication: FOX Sports Radio
Description: I spoke with FOX Sports radio in Seattle to preview the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament.
Date: March 11, 2015

Hacking the NBA Three-Point Contest
Publication: VICE Sports (web)
Description: I used Vantage Sports’ incredible statistical database to assess the field for the All Star weekend three-point shootout.
Date: February 13, 2015

Plugged in to a New World
Publication: Basketball Times
Description: Smart phones, social media, and noise-canceling headphones are the norm for college basketball players. Is team chemistry being affected? I talked to dozens of coaches, players, and experts to find out.
Date: February 2015

College Basketball Coverage
Publication: CBS Local (web)
Description: A complete listing of my writing for the San Francisco outlet during the season: Pac-12 and national coverage, including Rising Star profiles.
Date: January-April 2015

The Graduate
Publication: Basketball Times
Description: Manhattan basketball coach Steve Masiello lost out on another job because his claim that he’d graduated college was false. Manhattan took him back. His bosses and players, as well as others outside the program, explain the process.
Date: December 2014

Kentucky Truly Stands Above the Rest
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Description: The Kentucky men’s basketball team may be the tallest in college basketball history. Does height help teams win?
Date: November 26, 2014

Could the Kentucky Wildcats Beat the Philadelphia 76ers?
Description: Opposing coaches believe Kentucky will not only go undefeated, but that they could beat an NBA team. I spoke to people who’ve coached at both the college and NBA levels to debunk this myth.
Date: November 18, 2014

The Replacements
Publication: Basketball Times
Description: How will the Creighton basketball program fare now that Doug McDermott has graduated? To come up with an answer, I talked to coaches and ADs at various schools that once had a transcendent player, like Davidson (Steph Curry) and St. Joe’s (Jameer Nelson).
Date: October 2014

It’s good to be (a) King
Publication: Michigan Today (web)
Description: I shadowed Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, the No. 8 pick in the NBA draft, throughout the day, and report on his experience, providing background about his journey to the NBA.
Date: June 30, 2014

A Big Risk
Publication: Sports on Earth (web)
Description: Note to NBA teams: Don’t draft centers. Data shows why it’s a bad idea.
Date: June 25, 2014

Liberty Drop Third Straight
Publication: Newsday
Description: In WNBA action at Madison Square Garden, the San Antonio Stars went on a huge third quarter run to beat the New York Liberty.
Date: June 6, 2014

Secret Life of a Country Club Caddy
Publication: Narratively (web)
Description: An essay on my summers spent as a golf caddy, complete with illustrations.
Date: May 27, 2014

Technology for Peace
Publication: Stony Brook University website
Description: A profile on Atefeh Riazi, chief information technology officer at the United Nations, and her journey from Iran to Stony Brook to the U.N.
Date: May 19, 2014

A Private School in a Most Public Park
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Description: The Manhattan College baseball team plays its home games in Van Cortlandt Park, a public park in the Bronx, where the players serve as the grounds crew and the environment can be unsettling for opponents.
Date: April 26, 2014

The Maestro of March
Publication: Sports on Earth (web)
Description: When it comes to exceeding expectation in the NCAA Tournament, no coach is better than Michigan’s John Beilein, who guided the Wolverines to the national title game last year.
Date: March 18, 2014

The New King of California: San Diego State
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Description: The SDSU men’s basketball team has won an impressive 40 straight games against schools from its home state of California. Where does that rank among other teams’ active streaks against their home state?
Date: February 28, 2014

The Best Ever?
Publication: Sports on Earth (web)
Description: UConn’s Breanna Stewart is only 19, but she already has a Final Four MVP and five gold medals to her name and a drive to get better. Can she be the best in women’s hoops history? (Note: This story won a USBWA Writing Contest award.)
Date: February 5, 2014

Unlikely broadcast duo Pasch, Walton, swear they get along
Publication: Arizona Daily Star
Description: I talked to the most entertaining broadcast team in college basketball, ESPN’s Dave Pasch and Bill Walton, about their on- and off-air relationship.
Date: January 29, 2014

Former North Babylon star Bria Hartley excels for UConn
Publication: Newsday
Description: I talked to Bria Hartley’s high school coach, personal trainer, and current coach Geno Auriemma for my feature on the senior guard.
Date: December 23, 2013

Cincinnati beats Pittsburgh on basket with 4 seconds left
Publication: Newsday
Description: Two former Big East rivals squared off in the first game of the Jimmy V Classic doubleheader at Madison Square Garden.
Date: December 18, 2013

College Basketball Rising Star
Publication: CBS Local (web)
Description: Every Tuesday (starting on Dec. 10), I profile a college basketball player you should keep your eye on.
Date: Winter 2013-14

Arizona’s late burst enough to top Duke at Garden
Publication: Newsday
Description: No. 4 Arizona beat No. 6 Duke in the finals of the Preseason NIT at Madison Square Garden.
Date: November 30, 2013

Shabazz Napier, UConn escape with one-point win over Indiana
Publication: Newsday
Description: Napier scored 27 points in the 2K Sports Classic championship game at Madison Square Garden.
Date: November 23, 2013

College football columns
Publication: (web)
Description: A collection of my writing during the 2013-14 college football season for Saturday Blitz, a FanSided website.
Date: Fall 2013

Behind the scenes with Trey Burke at the 2013 NBA draft
Publication: Michigan Today (web)
Description: I shadowed Michigan’s Trey Burke throughout draft day, from his hotel to the green room to the post-draft media circuit, to deliver this all-access piece.
Date: June 28, 2013

Tom Koehler’s Journey to the Majors
Publication: Stony Brook University website
Description: Tom Koehler, a New Rochelle High School and Stony Brook grad, returned to New York to pitch for the Miami Marlins against the Mets.
Date: June 14, 2013

Splashing Cash Rarely Pays Off
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Description: The Dodgers are the latest example of a baseball team spending big in the offseason and failing on the field.
Date: May 7, 2013

Big East: One More Time, With Feeling
Description: Reporting from Madison Square Garden, my feature story on the final Big East Tournament as we know it.
Date: March 18, 2013

Russ Smith Plays Through Grief
Description: During the Big East Tournament, Louisville’s Russ Smith found out his high school coach, the legendary Jack Curran, had passed.
Date: March 18, 2013

Poor-shooting Hofstra routed by George Mason
Publication: Newsday
Description: Hofstra’s offensive struggles continued in a CAA game against George Mason.
Date: February 21, 2013

College Basketball Tale of the Tape
Publication: (New York)
Description: Every Thursday (starting on Feb. 7), I break down five of the top match-ups for the upcoming Saturday, determining which team has the edge in various categories. The link is no longer accurate.
Date: Winter 2013

Tulane’s 20-0 run to begin second half too much for Hofstra
Publication: Newsday
Description: In the first game of a triple-header at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Hofstra men’s basketball team lost to Tulane.
Date: December 23, 2012

In the Title Game, ND Shoots for a BCS Sweep
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Description: A win over Alabama in the national championship would give Notre Dame a victory against a team from every major conference this season.
Date: December 22, 2012

A Sports Journalist with a Fanboy Side
Description: I interviewed writer Bryan Curtis in advance of a Varsity Letters event.
Date: December 11, 2012

No. 4 Duke beats St. John’s in Maggie Dixon Classic at MSG
Publication: Newsday
Description: In the second game of a women’s basketball double-header at Madison Square Garden, Duke handled St. John’s.
Date: December 10, 2012

D’Angelo Harrison, Sir’Dominic Pointer lead St. John’s
Publication: Newsday
Description: My story from Carnesecca Arena, where the St. John’s men’s basketball team beat Florida Gulf Coast.
Date: November 25, 2012

Closing the Gap
Description: I interviewed ESPN the Magazine writer Seth Wickersham in advance of a Varsity Letters event.
Date: October 30, 2012

Brian Leetch, Rod Gilbert Lament NHL Lockout
Publication: Newsday
Description: On the day the 2012-13 season was supposed to start, former New York Rangers greats talk about the possibility of the entire season being cancelled.
Date: October 12, 2012

The Red River Has Run Dry
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Description: When it comes to major college football rivalries, which stand out as far as the teams’ rankings at the time of the matchup?
Date: October 11, 2012

New York Liberty Eliminated from Playoffs by Connecticut Sun
Publication: Newsday
Description: My story from the Prudential Center, where the Liberty beat the Shock in the final game of the regular season.
Date: September 30, 2012

New York Liberty Heads to Playoffs with Win Over Tulsa Shock
Publication: Newsday
Description: My story from the Prudential Center, where the Liberty beat the Shock in the final game of the regular season.
Date: September 23, 2012

New York Liberty Beats Los Angeles Sparks to Stay in Playoff Hunt
Publication: Newsday
Description: My story from the Prudential Center, where the Liberty beat the Sparks in a key WNBA game.
Date: September 10, 2012

College Football Tale of the Tape
Publication: (Los Angeles)
Description: Throughout the season I break down the top 10 match-ups for the weekend, determining which team has the edge in various categories. The link remains the same each week as the new games replace the previous week’s.
Date: Fall 2012

NFL Rule Changes for 2012 Season
Description: A look at the rule changes for the upcoming NFL season.
Date: August 29, 2012

NFL’s Top Draft Picks in 2012: What to Expect
Description: With quotes from coaches, GMs, and scouts, an analysis of the Top 10 draft picks as they enter their rookie season. (Note: article is two pages; link is below advertisement.)
Date: August 27, 2012

Around the World, Close to Home
Publication: Lake George Mirror
Description: A personal essay on Harry’s miniature golf course in Lake George, N.Y., where I vacation with my family every summer.
Date: August 24, 2012

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Wide Receivers
Description: Projecting the 10 best fantasy receivers for the upcoming season as part of my fantasy football preview package.
Date: August 16, 2012

NBA Draft Preview
Publication: ESPN Radio
Description: I spoke with ESPN Radio (Springfield, MA) hours before the NBA Draft, discussing, among others, point guard prospect Scott Machado. The link is no longer active.
Date: June 28, 2012

Paralyzed Eric LeGrand Still Loves Football
Publication: Newsday
Description: I spoke with former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand, who was making an appearance at the opening of a playground, about the New Orleans Saints bounty program.
Date: May 6, 2012

Top 10 NFL Games to Watch in 2012
Description: The 10 must-see games for the upcoming NFL season.
Date: April 19, 2012

Five Things: Upsets and Double Digit Delight
Description: My weekly “5 Things” column during the NCAA Tournament; this from the Tourney’s opening weekend.
Date: March 19, 2012

NCAA Tournament Preview: Iona and Loyola
Publication: ESPN Radio
Description: I spoke with ESPN Radio (Springfield, MA) about the NCAA Tournament draws for Iona and Loyola. The link is no longer active.
Date: March 12, 2012

Jermel Jenkins Reflects on Iona Career
Description: I spoke with senior guard Jermel Jenkins in anticipation of Iona’s Senior Day.
Date: February 27, 2012

When I Knew: Scott Machado
Publication: ESPN the Magazine
Description: I help tell the story of when Iona point guard Scott Machado, the nation’s leader in assists, knew he had exceptional passing skills.
Date: February 20, 2012

For Those of You Scoring With Grade Points…
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Description: Why Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest, and not LSU vs. Alabama, is the real No. 1 vs No. 2 in college football.
Date: November 3, 2011

September: When Baseball’s Interns Arrive
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Description: Which September call-ups have performed the best for their major league clubs?
Date: September 1, 2011

Mets Fans Shy Away from Citi Field
Publication: amNewYork
Description: Why does attendance at Citi Field continue to decline? (Longer version appeared in print paper)
Date: June 7, 2011

Their Bumpy Roads to the Final Four
Publication: amNewYork
Description: How Kentucky, UConn, Butler, and VCU made their way to Houston.
Date: March 31, 2011

St. John’s Storms Toward NCAA Tournament
Publication: amNewYork
Description: Head coach Steve Lavin has St. John’s on the brink of a Big Dance bid in his first year at the school.
Date: February 17, 2011

Vermont Trio Returns to New Rochelle
Description: Three local players—two from Iona Prep and another from New Rochelle HS—come home as Vermont plays Iona.
Date: December 27, 2010

Iona-Syracuse Men’s Basketball Preview
Publication: WAER (Syracuse, NY)
Description: To preview the Syracuse-Iona game, I spoke with Syracuse sports radio about Iona’s Mike Glover.
Date: December 18, 2010

Antoine Mason of Niagara Returns to New Rochelle
Description: New Rochelle basketball star returns to his hometown as Niagara plays Iona.
Date: December 10, 2010

Iona Golfer Dylan Newman Shines in Fall Season
Description: My profile of New Rochelle native and Iona golfer Dylan Newman.
Date: October 27, 2010

One-on-One with Machado
Description: I covered the Iona College men’s basketball team this season. Here is my profile of point guard Scott Machado.
Date: February 1, 2010

Iona-Marist Men’s Basketball Halftime Show
Publication: Radio
Description: I appeared with Iona radio announcer Ed Ingles during halftime of the Iona-Marist game to talk about the MAAC.
Date: January 28, 2010

Last Man Standing
Publication: Basketball Times Online
Description: Profile on Ohio State basketball player David Lighty.
Date: November 21, 2009

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