Students from the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism and the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland won first place in the 2022 Associated Press Sports Editors contest in the Division C/D Projects category for their Capital News Service series on Title IX inequity.
APSE contest winners will be honored at the 2023 APSE Summer Conference banquet at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas on July 12. Click here to register for the conference, which begins on July 9 and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of APSE.
Nathan Dominitz of the Savannah Morning News (Savannah Bananas) and Michael Lananna of The State in Columbia, S.C. (Stanley Roberts) tied for second.
The University of Maryland will receive a plaque. The second- through 10th-place finishers will receive frameable certificates.
Sports editors in Division C and D submitted 28 Projects entries, 14 in each division, with up to 10 articles per entry. C and D were judged as a combined category due to the number of entries.
Contest chair Naila-Jean Meyers and fellow APSE officers Jorge Rojas, Dan Spears and Ed Reed prepared the entries. The contest is open to APSE members. Click here to join.
Contest results: Sections, digital, video | Writing and photography
In February, judges at the APSE Winter Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and remote judges around the country selected a top 10, with each judge ranking the entries in order from 1 to 10. Entries were given 10 points for a first-place vote, nine points for second and so on down to one point for a 10th-place vote. The final 10 were given to a second judging group, which ranked the entries 1-10 in the same fashion.
The top 10 is listed below with voting results and links to the winning entries.
- Capital News Service (University of Maryland), Staff: Title IX inequity remains, 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10, 49 points (2 first-place votes)
2 (tie) Savannah Morning News, Nathan Dominitz: The Savannah Bananas phenomenon, 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5, 45 points (3 first-place votes)
2 (tie) The State (Columbia, S.C.), Michael Lananna: Former city, LSU basketball star Stanley Roberts, 1 | 2 | 3, 45 points
4. Amarillo Globe-News, Hart Pisani: Fallout of death of Tascosa basketball standout Chris Doerue, 1 | 2 | 3 | 4, 36 points (1 first-place vote)
5. Fayetteville Observer, Staff: Title IX at 50 in the South, 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8, 34 points
6. The Tuscaloosa News, Nick Kelly, Chase Goodbread, Tommy Deas: Bear Bryant’s final win with Alabama: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5, 33 points
7. The Champaign News-Gazette, Colin Likas: A year in the Mahomet-Seymour football program, 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10, 32 points
8. The Daily Memphian, Drew Hill: Becoming Ja Morant, 1 | 2 | 3 | 4, 20 points
9. Century Newspapers, John Murphy, Pep Fernandez: Title IX updates in Southern California, 1 | 2 | 3 | 4, 19 points
10. The Roanoke Times, Michael Niziolek: NFL Draft hopeful Brock Hoffman, 1 | 2 | 3 | 4, 17 points