Since starting as the University of Evansville athletics beat reporter at the Courier & Press in May, I’ve faced a daily challenge when it comes to writing stories: What can fit in a 500-word article?
Sometimes there’s more to tell. Most times there’s more than one way to tell it.
So here we are.
Welcome to UExtra, a blog covering University of Evansville athletics.
I succeeded former Aces beat writer and current Courier & Press sports editor Randy Beard in this job and, after a few months of planning, have this space. It’s still a work in progress, both in appearance and format, so bare with me.
Expect plenty of basketball posts here, both about the Aces and the Missouri Valley Conference. But I cover UE’s entire athletic department and plan to offer daily tidbits from all 14 sports.
You’ll see more quotes, videos, links, live coverage, chats and analysis – really anything I can think to post or that readers suggest.
Yes, the UExtra blog is as much your space as it is mine. Without feedback, comments and reader participation, it won’t serve you as well as I think it can.
If you ever have a suggestion, comment or criticism, email email@example.com or find me on Twitter at @ECP_Lintner.
And quickly, a bit about me: I grew up in Louisville before attending Western Kentucky University. There I covered everything from an 0-12 football team to higher education funding, all the while learning how to use many of the reporting tools you’ll soon see here.
And as always, thanks for reading.