Introducing sports blogs for Winter Quarter 2018

It’s a new quarter, which brings a new batch of sports blogs. From pro wrestling to college track to athletes crossing over into the broadcast world, we have it all covered.

Check out the new blogs and Twitter pages from the students.

Evan Rogerson: 5280 Hoops (Denver Nuggets); @5280HoopsBlog

Emily Eller: Tilted Track (NCAA track and field); @TiltedTrack

Brenden Welper: Hammer Time Hooper (Detroit Pistons); @HammerTimeHoop

Dan McDaid: Windy City Bears Blog (Chicago Bears); @BlogBears

Justine Marcantel: The Other Sideline (athletes crossing over to media world); @Other_Sideline

Alexis Meuche: Not Your Demographic (Female professional wrestling); @NotYourDemoPod

Richard Schoen: Betting the Big East (Big East basketball gambling); @BEt_Hoops

Andrew Hattersley: Brewers Slam (Milwaukee Brewers); @BrewersSlam

David SteinOnline with David Stein (Chicago Wolves); @DaveSteinOnline

Matt Horgan: Big Ten Hoops Life (Big Ten men’s basketball); @BigTenHoopsLife




Students cover games through social media

The class didn’t meet last Thursday but students spent the day or night covering a sporting event through social media. They tracked team accounts, media accounts and fan accounts to see what was being said during each game. They also contributed their own thoughts.

Here’s the roundup of what they produced:

Introducing 2016 Spring Quarter Sports Blogs

The big reveal is here. Students have selected their topics and created blogs with accompanying Twitter feeds. These will be the platforms for most of the coursework the rest of the quarter. Our topics range from the NBA to the MLS, so a nice mix of work will be featured. Bookmark all of these pages and be sure to interact with all the bloggers on their sites as well as on social media.

Without further ado …

Jim Alexander: Clipper Beat. Twitter: @ClipperBeat

Ameya Banks: Cavs News 216. Twitter: @Cavs216_Mania

Nicole Hack: CF 97 Sirens. Twitter: @nikhak

Juan Sebastian Pimiento: The ManUverse. Twitter: @ManUverseBlog

Ben Rains: Let’s Be Reason-A-Bull. Twitter: @reasonabullblog

Melanie Schumilas: ATP Young Guns. Twitter: @atpyoungguns

Mariah Woelfel: Chicago Sky Unlimited. Twitter: @chiskyunlimited

Best tweets of the week

Here’s a look at the top recent tweets from the class as we explore social media in the blog space …