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What one NCAA basketball beat reporter should I follow this season?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by newinthefield, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. newinthefield

    newinthefield Member

    Hey all, I'm looking to track 1-3 NCAA beat reporters throughout the season to learn more about the craft of basketball writing. Who would you recommend? It doesn't have to be a big-time school. If some paper around you has a great guy on a Division III team, that works good, too.
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    You talking a single team beat reporter?
  3. newinthefield

    newinthefield Member

    Preferably, but not necessarily.
  4. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    I think David Woods does a good job with Butler.
  5. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times.
  6. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Oh wait, we don't put our stuff online.
  7. ReyHeath

    ReyHeath Member

  8. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    Jeff Washburn at Purdue
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    The Kansas City Star's J. Brady McCollough on Kansas and The Arizona Republic's Doug Haller on Arizona State stand out to me.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I asked the same question about 15 years ago and I'll give you the same answer I got...

    Jerry Tipton - Lexington.
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    And I'll tell you the same thing I tell you every time you post this: If someone models their career after current-day Tipton, with rambling snark and neverending quote-sheet dumping notebooks, they'll never make it.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Dufresne doesn't write college basketball on a day-in/day-out week-in/week-out basis. Unless things are changing. College football, absolutely. A must read. But not hoops.
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