Sports news is an exciting and wide-spreading genre of reporting that reports extensively on matters relating to sports events. Sports journalism originated in the late 1800s, when it was aimed specifically to the upper class and eventually transitioned to a key element of the media business with newspaper having dedicated sports sections. Today, sports journalism has evolved into a powerful medium for conveying information and disseminating sports events from around the world. The evolution of sports journalism has led to increased use of various forms of media such as online portals, newspapers, and television to deliver sports stories and highlights. Sports writers are expected to adhere to a strict code of conduct to protect the reputation of the sport media organization.
The December 5th edition of Sporting News features the top 200 college and professional prospects in the nation. Featured athletes include Kentucky’s Nerlien Hall, Oklahoma State’s Cowboys CB Okoronkwo, UCLA’s Jalen Brown, Wisconsin’s Christian Patterson, USC’s Scooby Wright, Oklahoma’s transfer sensation Deontae Hawkins, and LSU commits like receiver Leontellers Joe Adams and commit Tajuan Wilkins. Among the top 200 prospects, the hot prospect in the country is Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. Sports journalists have been giving their top prospects and stars regular treatment in the media recently. Sports anchors and analysts discuss prospects and games with analysts and hosts on the satellite TV network.
Kentucky has been deemed as one of the top teams in the country for the past few years and they made the December 6th edition of the Sporting News top 25. Kentucky’s recruits are considered some of the top in the country and have been mentioned by many sports writers including Bleacher Report’s Ben Standout. ESPN’s Todd McShay has projected the SEC for the past three years and has Kentucky finishing second in the conference. Kentucky is also mentioned by many national draft experts such as ESPN’s Todd McShay and SB Nation’s Bill Connelly as a possible second team behind Oregon in the 2021 season.