Dean Lucy Dalglish

The reputation of a world-class research university, outstanding faculty and proximity to the District brought Dean Lucy Dalglish to the Philip Merrill College of Journalism in 2012, but the big-time college hockey fan with a penchant for risk-taking was intrigued by the Center for Sports Journalism.

“One of the benefits of coming to Maryland was its sports journalism program,” said Dalglish, who served as the Executive Director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and earned the highest honor from the Society of Professional Journalists. “Sports are more than just a game. They’re an industry.”

For Dalglish, the future of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism is about envisioning this bigger picture.

“There is no question that there is an insatiable demand for sports coverage. I would like to see more students prepared, not only to analyze a game and analyze varying abilities of the athletes and the coaches, but also to be prepared to cover the business of sports because I think society will benefit from it,” she said.

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