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  • Ray Rice, ISIS and the Importance of Graphic Media

    By now, most people have either seen the Ray Rice video or made a vow not to watch it. For those who follow sports, it’s been nearly impossible to miss. ESPN, the leader in sports news, showed the gut-wrenching video nearly every hour the day it was released. It was...
  • Athletes Come Out, Putin Wants to Put Them Back In

    In November’s installment of the celebrated HBO Sports series Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel, the show’s longtime correspondent Bernard Goldberg explored the making of a winter wonderland in a beach resort. The 20-minute examination of why the 2014 Winter Olympics will be staged in a subtropical resort for Russia’s...
  • The King’s Assassins

    Way back in June, with a little help from Ray Allen, LeBron James captured his second straight NBA title and his second straight Finals MVP award by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in seven games. For the series, James averaged a double-double, and in the end, there was no...
  • Bobcat Alumnus Moving up in the World of MMA

    Editor’s Note: This story is the second part of a Spring 2013 feature on former Ohio University football player Bjorn Rebney, who is currently the president of Bellator Fighting Championships, a Mixed Martial Arts outfit. *** Spike TV is really where most Americans first saw mixed martial arts for...
  • Diana Lopez: Preparing for a Focused Fight

    Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on ScrippsLondon2012.com, an Olympics news site run by 15 E.W. Scripps School of Journalism students who attended the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London, England. Backdrop’s own Chris Longo, Kerry Crump and Colin Brown took in the sights and sounds of London...
  • Americans Swim for a Different Red, White and Blue

    By: Colin Brown Photo provided by Margaux Farrell Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on ScrippsLondon2012.com, an Olympics news site run by 15 E.W. Scripps School of Journalism students who attended the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London, England. Backdrop’s own Chris Longo, Kerry Crump and Colin Brown...
  • American Football: German Style

    By: Jacob Betzner, C.J. Buskey *** Editor’s Note: This was originally published by BordlerlessBobcats.Wordpress.com, a website containing blog posts and articles by 17 Scripps College of Communications students who studied abroad in Leipzig, Germany in the summer of 2012. Backdrop’s own Jacob Betzner and two other Ohio University students...

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