The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism prepares students to be innovators and leaders in all facets of sports media. The center’s unique, experiential curriculum and public programs elevate and amplify discussion of race, gender, politics and the world — just as Shirley Povich did each morning in The Washington Post.

Washington’s two pro soccer teams face different challenges

WASHINGTON — With their new seasons quickly approaching, Washington’s two professional soccer teams hope to build on last year’s successes with the help of some promising new signings. But while D.C. United have a good chance to best last year’s…

Patriots’ late rally over Falcons powers Super Bowl’s first overtime thriller

“I’m so proud of our guys, our coaches, our team,” Brady said over the crowd’s roar. “It’s unbelievable what these guys have accomplished all season.”

Super Bowl Notebook: Practices, injuries, Goodell and more

HOUSTON – As their final week of Super Bowl preparations came to a close, the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots had almost full participation from their players, according to pool reports from the practice sites each day. Falcons star…

How an advanced hockey stat measures luck in the NHL

So your favorite hockey team is off to a great start. Twenty games into the season, they’ve shocked the world and are first in the division after being predicted to finish last.

Teams in white jerseys win Super Bowl with improbable regularity

Overall, teams in white have won 32 of 50 Super Bowls over their colored-jersey-sporting counterparts, a statistical anomaly.

Falcons and Patriots to test NFL-best turnover rates in Super Bowl

HOUSTON — One of Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn’s favorite football statistics is turnover margin. It’s not reliant on only offensive and defensive successes or lapses, the second-year leader said. Instead, it combines the production to create a comprehensive idea…

Former Baltimore high school star is Patriots rookie in Super Bowl

HOUSTON — When cornerback Cyrus Jones reflects on his rookie NFL year, he compares his experiences with the New England Patriots to that of his freshman season at Alabama in 2012. He was caught in a whirlwind of adjustments for…

For first time in NFL history, league’s best backs younger than 24

Young running backs dominated the league this year, with four of the five top runners still on their rookie contracts.

Falcons coach Quinn’s football career took root as Salisbury University player

Before he was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons preparing for the Super Bowl on Sunday against the New England Patriots, and before he was a highly regarded assistant working through the college and professional ranks, Dan Quinn was a defensive tackle at Salisbury University who dreamed of leading a team.

Lawmakers lay passing bills aside for a night to pass the rock

COLLEGE PARK– Maryland state lawmakers are sometimes known for playing hardball, but for one night during the 90-day session, they faced off against each other in a game of basketball.