Award-Winning College Sports Writer Stewart Mandel to Join


Mandel Will Be Senior Columnist Focusing on College Football and College Basketball

New York – Stewart Mandel, one of the nation’s leading college football and basketball writers, will join as a senior columnist, it was announced today.  He will make his debut in July.

“FOX Sports is one of the dominant media companies in college sports today,” said Mandel.  “ is a great platform for me to continue writing compelling stories to reach a rabid college sports fan base.”

“Stewart is one of the best college sports writers in the business, and we’re thrilled to have him,” said Pete Vlastelica, Executive Vice President, Digital, FOX Sports.  “Stewart’s opinions and analysis are going to strengthen’s already formidable team covering college sports.”

Mandel joins Bruce Feldman, one of the nation’s leading college football journalists, and Clay Travis, long-time SEC blogger and outspoken TV and radio personality, in comprising a team for FOX Sports that rivals that of any other covering college football today.

Mandel joins from Sports Illustrated, where he was a senior writer for and where he frequently contributed to the magazine.  “College Football Mailbag” and “College Football Overtime” were among his most popular features.  During his career, Mandel has covered 15 BCS national championship games and eight Final Fours.

Mandel’s first book, Bowls, Polls and Tattered Souls: Tackling the Chaos and Controversy That Reign Over College Football, was published in 2007.  In 2008, he took first place (enterprise category) and second place (game story) in the Football Writers Association of America’s annual writing contest.  He also placed first in the 2005 contest (columns).

Mandel graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in journalism.

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