Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mike Jensen

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Mike Jensen writes "Off Campus," a regular column on college sports for The Inquirer. A staff writer with the paper since 1988, Jensen covered college basketball amd football for 15 years, wrote about soccer from 10 countries on five continents, and was assigned to the Kentucky Derby the year of Smarty Jones. He won Eclipse Awards for his coverage of Smarty Jones and Barbaro.

More recently, he's written longer stories on Eagles decision-makers, a former Eagles lineman who was arrested for stealing prescription painkillers, Charlie Manuel's first managerial job and a Philly high school basketball star who has spent his entire adult life in Sweden.

His easiest assignment: Covering John Chaney for ten years. That was stealing money.

TAMPA, Fla. - Notre Dame's players practically bounded to the podium inside Amalie Arena, still full of adrenaline, their energy matching the wattage of the smile on Muffet McGraw's face. Yes, McGraw has a national title and is coaching at her fifth straight Final Four.
About to coach in her first women's Final Four, Dawn Staley took time out the other day to tell people on Twitter that she had finally taken down her Christmas tree. It had been a running joke between Staley and her 25,000 followers about her still having the tree up.

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