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Brad Wolverton

Brad Wolverton

Senior Writer (former)
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Brad Wolverton covered college athletics at The Chronicle beginning in 2005, focusing on the confluence of money and sports on campus. His research highlighted allegations of academic misconduct, reports of coaches’ meddling in medical decisions, and concerns about a rapid rise in athletics donations.

One of his most memorable stories was a profile of a semiliterate football player at the University of Memphis, which won a 2012 Online Journalism Award. His examination of the Christian influences in Clemson University’s football program was recognized as a “notable” selection in the 2014 volume of “The Best American Sports Writing.” In 2007, he and a colleague wrote a five-part series on athletics booster clubs, which won the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism award from Sport in Society.

Before joining The Chronicle, Wolverton wrote about sports business for BusinessWeek. He has published articles in Men’s Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and on He is a graduate of Indiana University at Bloomington, where he majored in journalism.

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