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Patrick Hruby


Patrick Hruby is an award-winning writer, editor, and journalist who lives with his lovely wife, Saphira, and the world's greatest golden retriever in Washington, D.C. He is a fellow at the University of Texas and a former adjunct professor at Georgetown University. His work has appeared in The Washington PostWashingtonian, ESPN The Magazine, Reader's Digest, The Washington Times, USA Today, Playboy, and on ESPN.comThe Atlantic onlineSports on Earth, VICE SportsEsquire online, Politico Magazine online, The PostGame, The New York Times online, ESPNw,, Business Insider and the UK Guardian online. Six of his features have been selected for The Best American Sports Writing anthology and he is the winner of the 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors explanatory writing award.

A Georgetown graduate, Patrick holds a master's degree from Northwestern University and specializes in intelligent, powerful, and insightful writing, reporting, and editing on a wide variety of sports (and non-sports) related subjects, including the failed Sports War on Doping; the racial injustice of big-time college sports; the tragic, concussion-related suicide of a former college football player; the national outrage that is Sports Welfare; the Oliver Stone-shaming world of sports conspiracy theories; the man behind the myth of Dock Ellis' LSD no-hitter; the head-spinning possible murder of Pakistan's national cricket coach; and a bloody, anthropological Valentine to hockey goons and the men who love them. Oh, and also, how ballpark food hijacks your brain. Try not to panic.

Click here for Patrick's CV.