by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism student Nick Piotrowicz had a triumph recently, as did his instructor, Scripps PhD student Molly Yanity.
Piotrowicz wrote a news-feature story in Yanity’s undergraduate sportswriting class about former Bobcat basketball player Gary Trent, “The Shaq of the MAC.” Trent led OU to the Preseason NIT title in 1994 and was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers of the NBA at the conclusion of his junior year in 1995. Piotrowicz wanted to get caught up on what happened to Trent in the intervening years, including why he’s not in the Ohio Hall of Fame.