Articles by Riley Overend

What is the ACC’s ‘Grant of Rights’ and Why Does It Matter?

The ACC’s Grant of Rights (GOR) appears to be the only thing holding the conference together as the SEC and Big Ten look to poach its most valuable members. 


Source: Virginia, North Carolina, Florida State, Clemson in Talks to Join SEC

A source told SwimSwam that Virginia, UNC, FSU, and Clemson are negotiating to join the SEC as ESPN attempts to void their 20-year TV deal with the ACC. 


15-Year-Old Aly Bozzuto Wins 50 Breast on First Day of 2022 Plantation Sectionals

In the men’s 50 back, Stanford commit Joshua Zuchowski (above) posted a 27.09 to pick up the victory for his Flood Aquatics Swim Team.

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James Magnussen Now ‘Appreciative’ of Olympic Gold Medal Loss to Nathan Adrian

In a recent interview, Australian swimmer James Magnussen reflected on how he’s grown to become grateful for narrowly missing out on gold in 2012.


What Does Cal’s Soccer Coach Have to Do With Teri McKeever Investigation?

Cal women’s swim coach Teri McKeever and her attorney are arguing that her alleged abuse is “normal coaching behavior” for her male counterparts.


Whistleblower Replaced on Diving Technical Committee After Reporting FINA VP Zhou

After reporting FINA vice president Zhou Jihong for “unethical behavior,” whistleblower Simon Latimer was replaced on the Diving Technical Committee. 


China Completes Sweep of All 13 Diving Gold Medals at 2022 Worlds

Defending world champion Jian Yang had to rally from seventh place after botching a triple twisting forward 2½ in the third round.


Ryan Lochte Auctioning Off Half of His Olympic Medals for Charity

Ryan Lochte is auctioning off six of his 12 Olympic medals to raise money for the Jorge Nation Foundation, which plans vacations for seriously ill children. 


Former Cal Swimmer Pens Personal Essay Describing Teri McKeever’s Alleged Abuse

A recent member of the Cal women’s swim team wrote a firsthand account describing the abusive behavior she says she saw from head coach Teri McKeever. 


Musselman Leads U.S. Women’s Water Polo to Fourth Straight World Championship Win

The U.S. women’s water polo team held off a late comeback by Hungary to claim their fourth World Championship in a row on Saturday in Budapest. 


NCAA Endorses Transformation Committee Reforms, Denies Postseason Waiver Requests

On Friday, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors endorsed recommendations from the Transformation Committee regarding transfers, enforcement, and benefits. 


14-Year-Old Raya Mellott Earns Another Junior Nationals Cut in 200 Breast

Raya Mellott secured her second Junior Nationals qualifying time this year with a 2:35.62 in the 200-meter breast last weekend in Moraga, California.


13-Year-Old Brayden Capen Posts 3 Nation-Leading Times at SE Summer Sizzler

Louisville junior Gabi Albiero also placed 1st in three events — the 50 free (25.52), 100 free (55.40), and 100 fly (58.66).

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China Stays Perfect with 10th Diving Gold Medal in as Many Events at 2022 Worlds

Qian Ren and Yu Duan never relinquished their lead in Friday’s mixed 10-meter synchro final, giving China its 10th gold medal in as many diving events.


Analyzing the New NCAA Power Five Television Markets

Since the Big Ten’s recent expansion is thought to be fueled by Fox, it’s worth examining how the realigned Power Five now stacks up in terms of TV markets.