Gracie Blackburn

Growing up all over the world, answering the question “Where are you from?” has still always been a simple one. “Tennessee!” I will always say proudly. Graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Public Relations I will always call Rocky Top home. Just like the fight song, “...I had years of cramped up city life,” working in sports in New York City for several years before joining the college sports team at ESPN. My ESPN PR beat includes overseeing communication efforts for ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network, as well as the SEC Network. I love the passion, spirit and common-bond that college sports brings out in people and feel more than blessed to be a part of that experience for fans around the country.

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Two features - one on SportsCenter and another in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine - highlight the comeback of Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he returns to NASCAR after missing the second half of last season with concussion-like symptoms.

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