When Basketball Media Guides Were Brutally Honest

Long ago, as a factchecker for a college basketball encyclopedia, I quickly learned to fear the SWAC. Its member schools' media guides, the official and often sole sources for history and statistics, were riddled with errors, omissions, typos, and for many seasons, simply weren't produced at all. The amateurishness… » 4/01/14 3:46pm 4/01/14 3:46pm

This 1969 St. Louis Blues Hand-Drawn Media Guide Is Wonderful

We love cool old things. And while this may not be the oldest hockey relic we've come across, it's absolutely one of the coolest. » 3/20/12 6:35pm 3/20/12 6:35pm

Wolpfack Typo Makes For Efic Pail

NC State issued their baseball media guide last week — then quickly took it down. Study it long enough, and you'll see why. Dyslexics of Raleigh...untie! [StateFansNation] » 5/17/10 5:00pm 5/17/10 5:00pm

R.I.P. Media Guides, In All Their Glossy Glory

Michigan and Ohio State announced Thursday they will save up to $250,000 by eliminating print media guides, following the recommendations of other conferences. Here's a hint: Distribute them as PDFs, where a simple Ctrl+F can yield the most obscure morsel in mere moments. Efficient, eco-friendly and fiscally… » 5/28/09 5:00pm 5/28/09 5:00pm