He was the quintessential sportswriter. For almost 75 years, Shirley Povich wrote a daily column that mixed sports with sociology and statistics with historical insight, and kept Washington Post’s readers absorbed. We look back at his career, and the influence he had on sports as a whole.


  • George Solomon Columnist and former Sports Editor, The Washington Post; Shirley Povich Professor, Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland; also former ESPN Ombudsman
  • Maury Povich Co-editor, All Those Mornings at The Post (Public Affairs)

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