in the field

See where students go and who they meet as part of the Medill Sports experience

From rivals to friends

Chicago natives Aja Evans and Seun Adigun were track and field rivals in high school and are now competing as bobsledders in the Winter Olympics.

Med student’s unexpected training

Korea hockey player and Columbia medical student Carline Park received unexpected training during the Olympics after suffering a high ankle sprain.

Sights on 2022

Singapore speed skater Cheyenne Goh set her sights on Beijing 2022 after her historic debut in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Kessel eyes hockey redemption

Amanda Kessel returned from the 2014 Winter Olympics with a silver medal and uncertainty about whether she’d ever be able to compete in the Olympics.

Friends since first grade

Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon have known each other since first grade. Now, they’re competing together in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Skating with a heavy heart

U.S. skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and husband Chris Knierim learned of the Parkland, Florida school shooting before their free skate.

Weathering the wait

High winds at the 2018 Winter Olympics have delayed a variety of events and impacted suburban ski jumpers.

Soaking in the Olympic experience

By Olivia Reiner Alpine skier Besnik Sokoli didn't qualify for the Olympics, but that didn't stop him from traveling to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics — thanks to the Kosovo Ski Federation. Read the am New York article

Living in the moment

As the son of a retired FDNY medic, Olympic skeleton competitor John Daly knows all about the importance of being resilient.

Seeking Olympic luge glory

Meet Pennsylvanians Andrew Sherk and Jayson Terdiman, who will represent the U.S. in luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Speedskating struggles for U.S.

Brian Hansen and his U.S. teammates did not finish the way they wanted in the 1,500 speedskating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Korea prepares for Japan

The unified Korean women’s hockey team prepares for a matchup against rival Japan and understands what a victory would mean to the respective nations.

Scimeca Knierim shines

Alexa Scimeca Knierim was a crucial player in the U.S. repeating as bronze medalists in the figure skating team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. 

Persistence pays off

By David Kim Emily Sweeney persisted after two failed attempts at qualifying for the Olympics and will represent the United States in luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Read the Hartford Courant story

Our time at the Cubs Convention

Medill students Jordan Klein and Nick Mantas look back on practicing their journalism skills at the 2018 Cubs Convention with Vine Line Magazine.

A draft geek covers the NFL Draft

Medill graduate sports journalism student Mike Davis recaps an unforgettable three days of covering the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.

My day at ESPN

Jennifer Lee took a side trip from her New York City Medill Explores program to travel to Bristol, Conn., and take a tour of ESPN headquarters.

My tour of Wimbledon

Sierra Krebsbach took a class trip to Wimbledon, where she got a behind-the-scenes look at the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Here’s what she learned.

‘An Undefeated Conversation’

Tacuma Roeback reflects on his experience attending ESPN’s “An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility and Violence.”

Covering the NFL Combine

My time at Medill has been nothing short of exceptional. The latest example was covering the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

My residency at Sports Illustrated

Megan Hart spent a quarter as a resident at Sports Illustrated. In this post she looked back on her most memorable project and what she learned from the experience.

An all-access look at ESPN

Eleven students spent a day at ESPN, where they watched tapings of SportsCenter and Mike & Mike and connected with alumni across the company.