Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
White Prompts Thought at West Virginia; QB Apologizes for Comments
NEWPORT, R.I. — I had never spoken to Pat White before Tuesday afternoon, never interacted with the West Virginia quarterback and Heisman trophy candidate. I had never heard of West Virginia baseball coach Greg Van Zant, either.
Yet in the span of a few minutes at Big East media day, the quarterback made some startling comments to me that have since thrust White, who is African-American, and Van Zant, who is white, into the national spotlight.
Read the full story at SNY.tv here.
On Thursday, White apologized for his comments, though I hope they still provoke some discussion at West Virginia about what triggered them in the first place.
“I am sorry my comments have caused so many distractions. I am looking forward to putting this behind me and getting on the practice field with my teammates on Saturday.”
We also thoroughly enjoyed this take from the Sporting News, entitled, “What Exactly Did Pat White Apologize For?”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.