Category: Frank Shorr

Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax forces US sports journalists into self-reflection

January 17th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

Manti Te’o’s story of losing his grandmother and girlfriend within a few hours of each other has now been pretty much established as a hoax…

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NHL lockout over, but why did it take so long?

January 7th, 2013 in 2013, Christian Science Monitor, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

Even as Zambonis across the United States and Canada are being dusted off for a shortened professional hockey season, the question remains: What took so long?…

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Loss of bowl games and scholarships steel fans, alumni support of Penn State

July 24th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers, Sacramento Bee 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

As the NCAA crippled Penn State football for years to come Monday morning, Peter Kurecian drove to State College to sign a 10-year season ticket contract…

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Penn State penalties felt at area schools

July 24th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers, WCVB 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

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NCAA punishes Penn State for Sandusky scandal

July 23rd, 2012 in 2012, Christian Science Monitor, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

The National Collegiate Athletic Association hit Penn State with a $60 million fine and other sanctions Monday, punishing the school for the cover-up of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual assaults of young boys and likely crippling its athletic program for years…

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Tiger Woods’ hopes for comeback overshadowed by ex-coach’s memoir

April 1st, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication, Boston University Sports Institute

When Tiger Woods tees off in the first round of the Masters in Augusta on Thursday, millions of golf fans will be wondering if the former world No 1 can bring off one of the greatest comeback stories in professional sport…

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Magic Johnson rides to Dodgers rescue – and all L.A. is smiling

March 29th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Christian Science Monitor, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers 0 comments

Christian Science Monitor
Frank Shorr, College of Communication, The Sports Institute at Boston University

This city is celebrating two major triumphs in one announcement…

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Most valuable ankle

February 5th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Herald, Centers & Institutes in the News, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers 0 comments

Boston Herald
Frank Shorr, College of Communication, Sports Institute at Boston University

Make no bones about it: In a title match of legends between Curt Schilling [stat’s] right ankle and Rob Gronkowski’s left, the bloody sock — not the cuddly boot — will stand the test of time, fans and historians overwhelming agree…

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Patriots fans looking for best Super Bowl party

January 31st, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers 0 comments

Boston Globe
Frank Shorr, College of Communication, Sports Institute at BU

No sooner had the Baltimore Ravens’ place kicker blown his team’s last-minute chance to tie the AFC championship game than the strategizing for the Super Bowl began. Among party-seeking fans, that is…

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