Sportswriter. Medill graduate student. Host of the Slept On Sports podcast. Relentlessly curious. My book: amzn.to/398nYk6.

Connor’s first S-Curve of the season.

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An introduction to Connor Groel’s sports writing.

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Who is Connor Groel?


The Wildcats (1–6) are off to their worst start since 1911.

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Image from AP Photo/Tony Dejak


It’s never happened before, but this year brings a perfect storm.

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Image from AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

A meditative sci-fi short.

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Photo by Fajrina Adella on Unsplash


Here’s to you, finger-pointing guy.

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How can Sean Murphy-Bunting possibly know who has the football? Hint: he doesn’t. The Rams recovered.


Two new episodes from this week!

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Lesser-known sports stories told by Medill graduate students.

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Photo by Dariusz Sankowski on Unsplash


Examining the changes in sports media over time.

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Photo by tommy boudreau on Unsplash

“When you have played basketball for a while, you don’t need to look at the basket when you are in close like this,” he said, throwing it over his shoulder again and right through the hoop. “You develop a sense of where you are.”

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