THE INTERCOLLEGIATE IS A COLLEGE SPORTS MEDIA OUTLET COVERING THE ISSUES THAT TRULY MATTER.
We believe college sports deserves the kind of investigative and explanatory journalism and elevated analysis befitting any other multi-billion-dollar industry that touches every important part of our society and prevails over our public institutions of higher learning.
We produce content on three different platforms:
- This website, where we publish our long-form journalism and maintain an archive college sports-related public records and other documents.
- Extra Points, a freemium newsletter covering off-the-field college sports issues four days a week.
- The Intercollegiate Podcast, a weekly show featuring interviews with experts, academics, athletes and other experts.
Behind-the-scenes, we actively collaborate with academics, students and other media outlets, in the hopes of bringing greater illumination and understanding to the factors that drive college sports, and how intercollegiate athletics intersects with American politics, public health, economics and higher ed.
The Intercollegiate was launched by Daniel Libit and Luke Cyphers on Oct. 28, 2019. On June 13, 2020, The Intercollegiate merged with Matt Brown’s Extra Points, which became the outlet’s exclusive newsletter.
WHO WE ARE
Daniel Libit is the founder of The Intercollegiate and host of its weekly podcast. In late 2016, Libit launched the independent blog NMFishbowl.com, through which he spent two years investigating the University of New Mexico’s athletic department as an experiment in college sports journalism. His work was the subject of a New York Times profile and cited in numerous national media outlets. Prior to his detour into college sports, Libit spent over a decade covering national politics as a staff reporter for Politico and The Daily, and a contributing writer for National Journal and CNBC.com. He and his family reside in suburban Chicago. Email Daniel at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter.
Matt Brown is the founder and publisher of the Extra Points newsletter. Prior to that, he ran SB Nation’s college team brand coverage, and regularly contributed for SBNation.com and Banner Society. Matt is also the author of “What If? A closer look at college football’s great questions”. He is passionate about college football history, higher education policy, open records, the business of college athletics, and goofy mascots. Matt is a graduate of The Ohio State University, and a Granville, Ohio native. He lives in Chicago, with his wife and two daughters. Email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter.
Luke Cyphers has covered the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the World Cup, the World Series, March Madness, and a state high-school championship game featuring Stephon Marbury and Lamar Odom. He was a founding member of the New York Daily News sports investigations team and spent a decade as a senior editor and senior writer on an ESPN The Magazine, during which time the publication claimed two National Magazine Awards for general excellence. Luke’s story. about human trafficking of teenage basketball players for Bleacher Report, co-written with Teri Thompson, was selected for The Best American Sports Writing 2017. A sequel to that story in Deadspin helped lead to the conviction of a prep-school owner for immigration fraud. Email Luke at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter.
The Intercollegiate is proud to partner with the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI), an academic center housed within the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. CSRI’s mission is to encourage and support interdisciplinary and inter-university collaborative college-sport research, serve as a research consortium for college-sport researchers from across the United States, and disseminate college-sport research results to academics, college-sport practitioners and the general public. You can learn more by visiting CSRI’s website.