Five writers for ESPN platforms are among 12 nominees for “Best Sportswriting of the Year” for the fourth annual Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting, presented by the Moody College of Communication Center for Sports Communication & Media at the University of Texas. The winner will be announced in September.
The ESPN nominees:
- Scott Eden, “How Former Ref Tim Donaghy Conspired to Fix NBA Games,” ESPN.com – Feb. 19, 2019
- Tim Keown, “After Devastating Fires, Paradise Football Team Gives a Community Hope,” ESPN.com – Sept.10, 2019
- Liz Merrill, “Whatever Happened to Villanova Basketball Star Shelly Pennefather? ‘So I Made This Deal with God,’” ESPN.com – Aug. 2, 2019
- William Rhoden, “Kaepernick Called an Audible and Beat the NFL at Its Game,” TheUndefeated – Nov. 18, 2019
- Seth Wickersham, “The Clash of the Cleveland Browns: How Hue Jackson, Jimmy Haslam and Baker Mayfield Collided,”ESPN.com – Jan. 24, 2019