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Sports is one of many loves. I'm the senior editor for the Bear Zone (MercerBears.blogspot.com) and a columnist for Mercer University's Cluster Newspaper. I also work for Mercer Athletics and the Atlantic Sun Conference broadcasting games through webcasts on ASun.TV
Thanks for the catch. I guess that's what happens when you try to post at midnight. Hope you had a good time in Nashville!
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That's so cool. Must be a good experience.
Yeah, I saw Mercer was down one with 30 seconds left tonight. That would have been a nice win.
I don't feel at all confident about Manhattan after their display of basketball yesterday.
Looks like James Florence got off to a decent start this year?
Hey J. Andrew,
I'd really appreciate if you could check this out.
It's a unique article about Manhattan's Devon Austin who is adjusting to his first year of pro ball in Europe and I think it speaks a lot about what these guys need to go through in order to achieve their goal of playing for a living.
Good lordy! No kiddin'! You write a bunch of stuff. What are you majoring in at Mercer? Are you looking at possibly going into sports journalism?
The only tip I would have for you specifically (which I kinda mentioned in my edit of your article) is to maybe cut back on the depth/length of your articles. I know that sounds strange, but in "the real world" you will never have that much room to squeeze a 500-word golf article on a page. The point of journalism is to say the most important stuff in the least amount of wordage.
Not only that, but who's going to read a 500-word golf article? We are a society of Twitters and Facebook statuses - nothing over 140 LETTERS, much less 500 words. People want their information quick, fast, and to-the-point.
For what you're doing on the blog, I think it's just fine. But, in the mean time, maybe you could practice shortening those articles up. Practice writing 100, 200, 300-word articles and trimming them down so that they are strong and lean.
Otherwise, your writing is really good and really fluid. Definitely solid! Send me a message if you'd ever like me to read over anything!