Author Archive for Patrick Hruby


‘Junction Boys syndrome’: how college football fatalities became normalized

There‚Äôs no good reason for college football workouts to be dangerous, let alone fatal. Yet tragedies like the death of Maryland lineman Jordan McNair have become numbingly familiarWhen Scott Anderson learned that University of Maryland football player …


ESPN: can The Worldwide Leader in Sports manage its own decline?

The sports broadcaster has been buffeted by layoffs, declining revenue and a stormy political climate. Will it adapt to a changed media landscape?In the summer of 1998, ESPN did what successful American sports entities tend to do: it opened a restauran…