John Smallwood is an award-winning sports columnist for the Daily News. He came to the newspaper in 1994 as the beat writer for Villanova. He served in that role for less than two years before being promoted to general columnist in September 1995. As a columnist, he has covered the NBA Finals since 1996, the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2005 Super Bowl, several NCAA Men's and Women's Final Fours and College Football National Championship Games. He regularly offers commentary on sports, focusing on the Philadelphia region but not forgetting the rest of the sports world. A 1987 graduate of the University of Maryland, Smallwood previously worked at the Baltimore Sun, Roanoke Times & World-News (Va.), and Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (N.Y.) before coming to the Daily News. His columns appear several times a week in the Daily News. He can be reached at (215) 854-5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.