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The Wildcard

  • The Wildcard: The one with the classes

    When I was in high school I worked for my town’s local newspaper. During the summer I mainly sat in the office answering phones and typing obituaries (not even as fun as it sounds). But high school sports season was when the fun really began. I covered basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, track meets—pretty much every…

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  • The Wildcard: The one with the other team

    It was a weird feeling to say the least. I was at a basketball game. I was cheering on the Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball team. But I was sitting in the wrong section. It was Tuesday, Nov. 22, the day most of IWU left for Thanksgiving break, so the student section was nearly bare.…

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  • The Wildcard: the one with Jenn Goethel

    Not much can be said about the Super Bowl that hasn’t already been stated and restated ad absurdum. For Indiana locals, this year’s event was even more hyped than usual, as the big game was held in Indianapolis. As is custom, many of the biggest names in sports and entertainment were in attendance: Drew Brees,…

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  • The Wildcard: The one with the cheerleaders

    I was running late for our interview. But it was OK, because she was too. Katelyn Burkhardt (so) and I were set to meet at 4:30, with the stipulation that either of us may be running a couple minutes behind schedule. It didn’t take long to figure out why someone like Katelyn would have a…

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