Work examples

Although most of my clips are sports-related, they I write more than just simple previews or gamers. I have used data, statistics and big-picture issues to tell previously-untold stories. Here are just a few examples of my work.


An open environment

It took two months for a club volleyball player to share his sexual orientation with teammates his freshman year.

Austin Acel, a sophomore professional sales and French major, said he would suppress his usual energetic personality on the court.

When he finally got the nerve to come out to the team’s captain, Hunter Klein, he said the team already knew.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Jeremiah Davis III returns to Muncie home following house fire

Basketball has always been a form of therapy for Jeremiah Davis III.

Growing up, he and his family played on whatever Muncie basketball court they could find.

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Key points of Paul Ferguson’s contract as Ball State president

Paul Ferguson signed his contract with Ball State on May 25 to be the university’s president, taking office Aug. 1 after Terry King’s short time as interim president.

Here are 12 notable parts of his contract, which was provided to the Daily News.

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Close fourth quarter slips away from Cardinals

DEKALB, Ill. – Ball State’s Jonathan Newsome had Jordan Lynch dead to rights in the backfield, wrapped up for a loss on a third and 11.

Unbelievably, yet somehow unsurprisingly, Northern Illinois University’s senior quarterback made something out of nothing and escaped for a first down as he has done all game and all season.

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Indiana native, Olympian Nick Goepper visits Ball State

If not for Nick Goepper’s passion for skiing, he might have been a student at Ball State.

Instead, he’s a professional skier and represented America in the 2014 Olympic Games.

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FOOTBALL: Wenning, Fakes prepare for NFL opportunities

After four years of training at Ball State, Keith Wenning is in Indianapolis training once again, this time for a chance at the NFL.

He and former Ball State tight end Zane Fakes are at St. Vincent Sports Performance in a six-week NFL Combine Training program to prepare them for the pre-draft process.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Majok, McCrea battle in Ball State victory over Buffalo

Ball State head coach James Whitford described it as “big.“

He could’ve been talking about his preseason All-Mid-American Conference center, Majok Majok.

Or Buffalo’s possible MAC Player of the Year, forward Javon McCrea.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Ball State looks for ways to get Majok involved

Even when scoring lacks, a physical competitor takes the floor.

First-year head coach James Whitford has utilized the play of senior center Majok Majok in his new-look offense.

“Everybody is used to it,” Majok said. “It’s just a matter of us clicking together to get some wins going.”

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Turner makes improvements to overall game

A year after showing he can dominate the Mid-American Conference at times, reigning MAC Freshman of the Year Zavier Turner has taken steps to become an even better player in the 2014-15 season.

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Whitford speaks on advanced statistics in basketball

James Whitford doesn’t sleep for eight hours after he coaches the men’s basketball games.

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