What is Out of Bounds with Andy Wittry?
Welcome to Out of Bounds, a weekly newsletter designed to dig into off-the-field and off-the-court topics that affect college athletics, such as economics, media, education, COVID-19 and race. A new edition of the newsletter will be published every Friday morning at 5 a.m. ET and often other times during the week, also at 5 a.m. ET.
My work has been published by AthleticDirectorU, the IndyStar, Louisville Courier-Journal, NCAA.com, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and Stadium. I was honored to be named one of Sportico’s top 50 sports business Twitter follows for 2021.
Andy Wittry @AndyWittryFor tomorrow's newsletter: What percent of current DI men's basketball head coaches who played college basketball (at any level) transferred in their careers? If you use the phrase "transfer epidemic" unironically, you're ineligible to answer. Sorry, those are the rules.
In the year prior to launching this newsletter, I wrote about the financial ramifications the COVID-19 pandemic could have on the Pac-12, how Wisconsin has maximized its ROI on its limited recruiting spending, the Pac-12 admitting that other conferences have “more resources and parties interested in paying student-athletes,” and a grocery store conglomerate’s financial commitment to try to turn Western Kentucky into a top-25 men’s basketball program.
The Ringer’s Ryen Russillo used data from one of my stories in his open on an episode of The Ryen Russillo podcast, which was one of the top five sports podcast episodes on iTunes the next day.
These are the types of stories I hope to bring to your inbox every week.
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How can I get in contact?
Feedback, story ideas and tips are always welcome. You can reach me at andrew [dot] wittry [at] gmail [dot] com or follow me on Twitter.