Perhaps you’ve stumbled upon this website by accident, or maybe you were even looking for Chris Dortch, the sports writer/author/editor/college professor/actor. Just kidding about that last one, though I actually did score a featured extra role in the Jackie Robinson biopic 42. I play a sports writer. Big stretch, huh? (I’m the tall guy to the right of Jackie Robinson in the picture above.) Despite this dalliance with Hollywood, by no means do I consider myself an actor. The gig was just another line item to cross off my bucket list.
What I am is a guy who likes to tell stories. All kinds of stories. My areas of expertise are college basketball and golf, but as you can see by clicking the links above, I write about anything that interests me. Outlets for my work include NBA.com and SECdigitalnetwork.com. Both have allowed me to repost some of my favorite pieces on my personal website. I’m lucky enough to get to keep my hand in golf as a contributing editor for Tennessee Golf Quarterly. Some of my writing for that online publication is reposted on this website.
I’m also the editor and publisher of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, a 400-page annual preview publication that many people refer to as the “bible” of college basketball. That’s their word, not mine. Who am I to argue?
The last few years, I’ve begun branching out a bit and doing some television work. I comment about the NBA draft, from the college perspective, for NBA TV, working with, among others, Matt Winer, Steve Smith, Greg Anthony and Seth Davis. In 2013 I started a gig with BTN, Big Ten Basketball and Beyond, and work with Dave Revsine, Jim Jackson and Mike DeCourcy. I also co-host along with my friend Kevin Ingram, the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Hour, which originates on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville.
In my spare time, I co-host a cool music show with my son (Chris II). It’s called Connect the Dots, and you can hear it the second and fourth Sunday of every month at www.wutc.org. It’s streamed at 8 p.m. Eastern. Each show we play great music, offer up amazing but true trivia about every song and take no prisoners in assessing one another’s musical tastes. Hilarity ensues. Join us.
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