Alan Schwarz (SHS 1986)

PORTS JOURNALIST, NEW YORK TIMES

In high school, Alan Schwarz borrowed a short quotation from Chief Justice Earl Warren for his Bandy quote. "The sports page records people’s accomplishments. The front page, nothing but their failures."

In college at the University of Pennsylvania, Schwarz majored in mathematics and covered sports for the Red and the Black.

Today, with Alan Schwarz leading the way, sports writers are finding their articles on the front page. Take Schwarz's rich and important series of articles on concussions for example. In addition to leading kid football to take a closer look at injuries, his writing has come to the aid of professional football players, and not just the super stars.

He has already been announced as the winner of a sports journalism prize and has been nominated for a Pulitzer Price.