Ferguson’s Dedication

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem-grad Noah Ferguson definitely put pen to paper, finishing his bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Economics in a mere three years.  All while playing baseball at Pacific Lutheran University over that span. A remarkable feat considering he steadily picked up innings along the way the…

ClackamasCC MBB Preps for 1st Road Trip, Pierce Tourney

“This is our first road trip so I’m excited. It’s been like a year since I’ve been out so I’m just excited to be in the hotel, kick it with my teammates and have some fun.”~Joey Baldwin on the First Road Trip of Year

University of Oregon’s “Lewis And Clark” Jerseys Historical Importance

By Jeremy McDonald The University of Oregon Football team has always done great things about their football interviews with their numerous varieties to them. But what I like this week’s game’s jersey against Washington State University is something that history nerds like me like. With paying tribute to the “Lewis and Clark” trip along the…

Looking for a Sports Writer? I’m your Guy!

Are you a magazine, newspaper, news site in need of a sports writer or a freelancer to cover that game, do that preview or feature article or just wash your car until the Oregon Rain’s Come?  I’m your guy! Jeremy McDonald, 26-year-old sportswriter at your service. I’ve been all over the Five in my brief…

Sports Coverage Question: Why Not The Little Guy?

By Jeremy McDonald Why do we focus on the bigger schools in sports coverage? I have thought of this as a sports journalist the past two, going on three years now as a writer and as a regular Newspaper reader and TV viewer. You see the bigger schools, the Folsom’s or Sheldon’s (Division-I) in California…

West Coast to Ivy League: Hershberger makes the leap

Below is the Link to my first signing day article that I did on about 10 Granite Bay athlete’s signing their letters of intent to play college athletics for the Roseville-Granite Bay Press Tribune Newspaper. Link:  http://www.thepresstribune.com/article/2/07/15/west-coast-ivy-league-hershberger-makes-leap

Two-a-Days: Too much of a Good Thing?

Two-a-days are fast approaching for the fall sporting season; and the question that pops up is how effective are the week and a half, two weeks prior to the first game of the season? It’s tradition to do two-a-days, everyone has done it for decades. The Good side of it is that it knocks the…

Day in the life of: Episode 2 Athletic Trainer

Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ-6X60GqRc Episode 2- We take a look at the College Athletic Trainer and how a average “practice day” is like as well as a average “Game Day” is for the profession with Southern Oregon University’s head Athletic Trainer, Kristy Johnson. Print Version:  Part 1:  https://jmac1989.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/day-in-the-life-series-athletic-trainer-part-1/ Part 2:  https://jmac1989.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/day-in-the-life-series-athletic-trainer-part-2/ This is a J-Mac Production, ©…

Day in the Life Series: Athletic Trainer Part 1

In sports; they are behind the curtains, the people that set up for the show as well as tear it down, they will tell the actors and the director what will work and what won’t work. In theater, they are called stage-hands, producers and editors; in athletic, they are called the Athletic Trainer. Most colleges…

Video: Day in the Life of

Episode 1- We take a in-depth look at a college basketball practice with the Southern Oregon University’s Women’s Basketball Squad prior to their games against Corban and Warner Pacific. URL:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sPJ0Gv1src

Day in the life: College Basketball Practice

It’s 5:45 in the morning in Ashland on a Wednesday morning; the wind is warming and breezy with the temperatures in the 40s. As most college students won’t emerge from their beds to start the day for several more hours; the Southern Oregon University Women’s Basketball squad are currently strecthing out for their day at work;…

Day in the Life of Series

So, since the July of 2012, I’ve been doing sort of a amauter-isc/freelance sports journalist approach in my writing.  Covering Southern Oregon University sports game’s via previews and game stories with the rare occasion of doing a feature (see The Quarterback story from September, 2012), through a print and broadcast basis. Now for Winter, 2013;…