Reporter who covers national college football, college basketball, tennis, golf and international sports. Education: University of Virginia, BA in rhetoric and communication studies
Chuck Culpepper has lived in nine states and four countries, including the three that contain the word "United" (United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates). He has written previously for Sports On Earth at USA Today, the National (Abu Dhabi), the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, the Oregonian, the Lexington Herald-Leader, the National Sports Daily, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, the Suffolk (Va.) News-Herald and, beginning at age 14, the Suffolk Sun of the Virginian-Pilot. He has written about college football, cricket, golf, a tractor pull, seven Olympics, croquet, college basketball, mountain climbing, Grand Slam tennis, freediving, the NFL, sailing, Major League Baseball, chess, the NBA, jiujitsu, the World Cup, motocross, English Premier League soccer, taekwondo and other sports. He joined The Washington Post in late summer 2014.
Honors & Awards:
Associated Press Sports Editors, project writing, 2016, series on Middle East female athletes
Associated Press Sports Editors, finalist, project writing, 2011, series from the Philippines on boxer Manny Pacquiao
Associated Press Sports Editors, finalist, event story, 2008, on the British Open
American Society of Newspaper Editors, finalist, feature, 2004, on Pacific Lutheran football coach Frosty Westering
The Cavaliers defeated the Red Raiders in overtime to complete their remarkable turnaround from a year ago, when they became the first men's team to lose to a No. 16 seed as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Using relentless defensive pressure and a hot-shooting second half, the Red Raiders stifled the Spartans at the Final Four and earned the right to play for a national title. Texas Tech will take on the Cavaliers at 9 p.m. Monday in Minneapolis.
Mohammed Amin moved to Chicago at age 40, fell in love with the Cubs, and raised four sons including the thoroughly American Adam, who learned on his way to ESPN, “It’s not about feminine or masculine. It’s just, it’s sports.”