Once again the lede makes readers want to read further into this article. The overall premise, which speaks of Nebraska freshman quarterback Tommy Armstrong and how he is already a leader in his first year is something that naturally draws a reader into a story from the start. The article goes in-depth about the player’s statistics but also highlights Armstrong’s personality, demeanor and confidence on the field and culminates into another strong piece.
This is a good profile on Nebraska defensive lineman Randy Gregory because the lede contains a comparison between one of the most dominant defensive lineman in recent years, Suh, and Gregory who leads the big 10 in sacks and tackles for loss. Not only has Gregory made a name for himself, but he’s gone beyond that by dominating when it matters most. This article highlights a key moment in Gregory’s young career and moves beyond his stats, talking about Gregory’s sack on Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner in the waning moments of Nebraska’s 17-13 victory at Michigan.
By Jamie Han
Raleigh Harbin was basically born into the world of baseball, attending Atlanta Braves games even before he turned one. When he couldn’t make it to the Braves game, he would stand in front of the television set for nine innings and imitate each batter’s stance, swinging at every pitch that was delivered to the plate. He picked up the game himself at age five, playing second base and center field. After 10 years of giving his life to the sport he loved, he came to realization that he was not good enough to play baseball at a higher level and gave up baseball. Instead of dwelling on this, he decided to take his love for the game a different route.
Harbin was enrolled in a high school for creative writing. He realized that he had a strong suit for writing his sophomore year of high school when his journalism teacher saw his immense amount of potential in the field. He became passionate about writing and realized that he could incorporate his love for sports with his love for journalism.
Harbin transitioned his love for sports journalism to college. The junior communications major is now writing for the Red and Black, the independent student newspaper at the University of Georgia. He has covered women’s soccer, softball and miscellaneous events for the Red and Black. He is the current golf beat writer and is enjoying covering a new sport.
There are many aspects of sports writing Harbin loves, but his favorite is the opportunities that come with the field. “I love it because I can get the inside information I always yearned for as a fan. I also love talking to and meeting different personalities and learning how to converse with them,” said Harbin. One of the best moments of his career was when he interviewed Bob Knight, Hall of Fame college basketball coach, and had the opportunity to write a story on him.
When one door closed, another door opened for Harbin. He hopes to turn his passion for sports journalism into a life-long career.
Above is my link to Sunday’s women’s volleyball match against Miss. State. Georgia won the match 3-2 and here are some pictures to tell the story. There are 10 pictures here but I took over 50 of them. Here’s a sample size of the pictures with captions and a slideshow on my wordpress.com account, located at http://raleighh.wordpress.com/. I hope y’all enjoy the photos from the Bulldogs’ victory over the other Bulldogs from Mississippi State.
Two Big 10 powerhouses are set to meet in Columbus, Ohio this Saturday at 8 p.m. as the Penn State Nittany Lions are heading up to meet Ohio State in the horse shoe. Penn State (4-2, 1-1 Big 10) and Ohio State (7-0, 3-0 Big 10) are set to clash in what looks like a statistically even match up. Ohio State has braved quarterback issues so far this season, as junior quarterback Braxton Miller has struggled with injuries and backup Kenny Guiton spelled Miller and played well in the process. Nevertheless, Miller and senior tailback Carlos Hyde man the backfield in an Ohio State offense that’s averaging 45 points per game. While some might consider the Buckeyes’ schedule a bit weak, Ohio State has overcome some issues within the team to keep the wins rolling through Columbus, and the Buckeyes will look to do so against a Penn State squad who has been surprisingly competitive the past two seasons following the NCAA sanctions stemming back to the Sandusky scandal. The Nittany Lions are averaging 33 points per game, and freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg has actually outplayed Miller statistically, throwing for 17 touchdowns and nearly 1,700 yards to Miller who has thrown for 831 yards and nine touchdowns. While it appears that Ohio State should win this game based on talent and depth, the Nittany Lions are headed into the contest coming off a huge win at home against Michigan in quadruple overtime, so Penn State will be playing with a high level of confidence and will not lay down easily to the Buckeyes.