Meet J.A. AdandeDirector of Sports Journalism and Associate Professor at Medill
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Adande was a columnist for ESPN.com for nine years and also was an NBA sideline reporter.
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Prior to ESPN, Adande spent 10 years as a columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
Adande covered college football, college basketball and the NBA while in D.C.
Adande’s first full-time job was at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he covered the Bulls.
The J.A. Adande Lounge on AROUND THE HORN
Adande became one of the most well known faces in sports media thanks to his time on ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” the sports debate show. Adande joined the show in 2002.
“Because it was Medill, because it’s what really gave me my start, because it represented the best decision that I made in my life, the opportunity to come back to hopefully pass on something to new generations of students was too much to pass up.”
— J.A. Adande in a Q&A with Northwestern Magazine
blog posts by j.a. adande
The Olympic spirit is people from different nations coming together to challenge themselves and each other, both competing and sharing.
It wasn’t too long into J.A. Adande’s first up-close look at curling that he recognized its superiority over the NFL.
Shaun White defied gravity in the snowboard halfpipe to win gold, but he couldn’t escape the web of the #MeToo movement when he met the media.
Television provides a better picture of the Olympics, writes J.A. Adande. In-person experience, on the other hand, enables you to tell a better story.
Winds once again forced the postponement of all skiing events at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and it is also being blamed for low attendance.
Snowboarding brings a freshness and youthful relevancy to the Winter Olympics. For the U.S., it also brings the first gold medal of the 2018 Games.
The Switzerland-Korea Olympic hockey game was the least-competitive, most-politicized sporting event I’ve ever covered. That might be a good thing.
J.A. Adande discusses Jemele Hill’s controversial tweet about President Trump, the White House’s reaction and the point few people are talking about.