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  1. espnw -- Fourth overall pick Sammy Watkins can count on his mothe...

    Jane McManus

    Whether it's as small as fixing his hair on draft night or as big as relocating the entire family when he needed her nearby in college, fourth overall pick Sammy Watkins can always rely on his mother.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  2. espnW -- NCAA needs to step up its game, protect student-athletes...

    Jane McManus

    Marcus Smart admits he was wrong to shove an opposing fan, but he's not totally at fault. It's time for the NCAA to step up and protect its unpaid student-athletes from the increasingly personal and abusive insults.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  3. Thomas earns stripes, gets preseason game

    Jane McManus

    Sarah Thomas, a college football official who was part of an NFL clinic profiled by espnW in June, was assigned as a line judge in Friday's NFL preseason game between the Raiders and the Saints in New Orleans. Thomas currently is in the developme...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  4. 2013 NFL draft -- From Kansas to the NFL, Cordarrelle Patterson p...

    Jane McManus

    A year ago, Cordarrelle Patterson was transitioning from junior college to the University of Tennessee. Thursday, the wide receiver was selected in the first round in the NFL draft by the Vikings.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  5. espnW -- To reach NFL, QBs often must find a new spot

    Jane McManus

    College quarterbacks like Michigan's Denard Robinson often face a tough choice: switch to a new spot such as wide receiver or defensive back, or forget about the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  6. Calling the Shots -- In NFL, women are in the pipeline

    Jane McManus

    The head of officials says there are women under consideration, and he expects to see one refereeing in the NFL soon.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2011
  7. Women in the Pros -- For women, tackling NFL is a long shot

    Jane McManus

    Women have played football in high school and college, and have their own tackle leagues. But if someone makes it to the NFL, it will likely be as a kicker.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  8. It gets better. 'Til then, wear a wedding band

    Jane McManus

    If you can't take the heat, get back in the kitchen. That and other anachronistic advice for young women working in sports.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011