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The Ride of a Lifetime: A Look at the Professional Journey of ESPN’s Ryan McGee

This feature is presented to you by the University of Nebraska — Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration By Chase Kostellic, @kostellic McGee (left) seen here interviewing Kasey Khane. Ryan McGee/ESPN If you are a frequent viewer of ESPN, a common reader of their articles or tune into the Marty and McGee radio show on Saturday afternoons, you are probably familiar with Ryan McGee, Senior Writer at ESPN the Magazine. As someone who started with […]

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High tech and high quality, The Athletic is bringing innovation to local sports coverage

If 2016 was any indicator of what’s to come, 2017 might be the year of the comeback. Chokers are back in style; guy’s shorts are getting shorter again, and we are paying for content. Wait, are we really paying for content? In 2017? If, The Athletic, a Silicon-Valley based startup has anything to say, the answer is yes. Founded in 2016, The Athletic is the brainchild of Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann. Teammates at Strava, a subscription based fitness company, […]

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From Coast to Coast: Cam Inman and his Pursuit of Journalism Excellence

This feature is presented to you by the University of Nebraska — Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration Cam Inman, right, interviews Joe Theisman, left, at the American Century Championships Celebrity Golf Tournament in South Lake Tahoe, NV. Photo via Jeff Bayer Photography. Pursuing a career as a sports journalist is no easy task, but if approached the right way, it can be wildly rewarding. Cam Inman, NFL Reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, […]

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Journalism Excellence: Taylor Rooks’ Journey to SportsNet New York and CBS Sports Network

This feature is presented to you by the University of Nebraska — Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration By: Alexis Robinson, @_alexismarie24 For some, a love for journalism is something that is acquired over time. For Taylor Rooks, it is a passion that she has worked to craft and perfect ever since her time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Growing up in a household where her father Thomas was a top rushing leader […]

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Small Steps, Big Dreams: Michael Ryan Ruiz’s Journey to ESPN Radio

This feature is presented to you by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration By: Joe Londergan, @Joehio_ In the constantly changing landscape of sports broadcasting, there are certain qualities that can carry aspiring personalities, journalists, and producers a long way. For instance: passion, perseverance, conviction, and loyalty. Michael Ryan Ruiz is someone who can attest to the importance of all of these. For nearly 10 years, he has served as […]

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Ian Rapoport: Relentlessly Competitive

This interview is presented to you by the University of Nebraska — Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration. By: D.J. Podgorny, @DJPodgorny If you’re active on the waiver wire in fantasy football or just an avid NFL fan in general, chances are that you are familiar with Ian Rapoport. Rapoport, National Insider for the NFL Network, is among the best in the game at breaking stories across all facets of football. Whether it’s being the […]

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From the Field to the Broadcast Booth: Jessica Mendoza’s Story

This interview is presented to you by the University of Nebraska — Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration By: Meaghan McCloskey, @Meaghan_Mc3 ESPN Analyst Jessica Mendoza has always liked a challenge. That’s part of why she loves baseball so much. “In baseball, a guy hits .300 and is still considered really good, even though he’s failing a lot. What other sport has that much failure and you’re still considered good? I love that it challenges you, […]

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If You Want to Get Ahead, You Have to Make Sacrifices

This interview is presented to you by the University of Nebraska — Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration By: Chase Kostellic, @kostellic From a small town in Illinois working for a local paper to New York City as a member of one of the biggest brands in sports, Dan Worthington, Senior Manager of Social Moments at Bleacher Report, has built a name for himself that doesn’t go unnoticed. Worthington, who attended Western Illinois University, has […]

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Insider Access: ESPN’s Adrienne Lawrence

This interview is presented to you by the University of Nebraska — Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration By: Alexis Robinson, @_alexismarie24 Alright, so I have my next lady killing it in the sports world and it’s a good one! Adrienne Lawrence is a licensed attorney and a journalist/anchor at ESPN, sports’ biggest media entity. First I had to find out from her own words, who is Adrienne Lawrence? “I usually say I’m a sports […]

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Playing the Game; Darren Heitner’s Path to Sports Business Success

This interview is presented to you by the University of Nebraska — Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration By: Austin Weaver, @AustinTWeaver South Florida is known for its exotic nightlife and successful sports franchises, both of which played a part in molding Darren Heitner into the attorney he is today. Growing up a die-hard Dolphins and Heat fan, Heitner quickly embraced the Marlins when they made the move to Miami. Heitner, from a young age, […]

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