USA Today columnist, ABC News, CNN, PBS and NPR commentator, best-selling author, speaker. cbrennan@usatoday.com

Wilson's dream nearly came true

news-press.com — It was all sitting there for Russell Wilson. Back-to-back Super Bowl triumphs over the biggest names in the NFL, first Peyton Manning, then Tom Brady. He outplayed Manning last year, and he was doing the same to Brady. He had never lost to a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, and everyone could see why.

Brennan: The better choices for 'Sportsman of the Year'

archive.dailyworld.com — Little League star Mo'Ne Davis could've been a fine choice for SI's "Sportsman of the Year." / Evan Habeeb, USA TODAY Sports Let's take a little trip into the future. It's 2064, and an old Sports Illustrated is pulled out of a box in an attic.

Brennan: UT should drop Lady Vols for basketball, too

wbir.com — The moment of truth had finally arrived for the University of Tennessee athletic department. Decades behind all but a reluctant few universities in the nation, Tennessee had finally decided it was time to discontinue the use of its antiquated and discriminatory "Lady Vols" nickname and refer to its female athletes the same way it does its male athletes: Call them all "Volunteers."

Brennan: NASCAR fights to stay relevant and loses

usatoday.com — You know the Rodney Dangerfield saying, "I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out?" It's time to update that old chestnut, something along these lines: "I went to a hockey game the other night and a NASCAR race broke out."

Abby Wambach talks about Hope Solo, domestic violence

democratandchronicle.com — Two months after U.S. Soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo's domestic violence arrest became a national issue, a well-known teammate is speaking out, voicing her concern about the situation and the U.S. women's national team's place in the conversation on domestic violence.

Abby Wambach talks about Hope Solo and domestic violence

usatoday.com — Two months after U.S. Soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo's domestic violence arrest became a national issue, a well-known teammate is speaking out, voicing her concern about the situation and the U.S. women's national team's place in the conversation on domestic violence.

Column: Florida State gives way to 'Jameis State'

indystar.com — The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow.

Brennan: Florida State gives way to 'Jameis State'

usatoday.com — The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow.

Brennan: Roger Goodell appears to make strides after toughest month

usatoday.com — It has been exactly one month since a video from inside an Atlantic City elevator dropped into our lives and changed the sports landscape as we know it, likely for good. Years from now, students and historians will look at the sports world in this manner: Before the Ray Rice elevator video.

Brennan: School president should end Michigan fiasco

usatoday.com — The best line in the best college fight song in the country says, simply, "Hail! Hail! To Michigan, the leaders and best!" Growing up, I sang that song hundreds of times at Michigan football games, or while just thinking about Michigan football games.
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Feb 26, 2015

RT @BrookingsPress: From @cbrennansports: Here comes Rio's 2016 #Olympics, sewage and all (feat. CIRCUS MAXIMUS's Andrew Zimbalist) usat.ly/1BwaD3c

Feb 25, 2015

Rio's Olympic water is full of pollution. Haven't we seen this somewhere before? My @USATODAYSports column: usatoday.com/story/sports/o…

Feb 22, 2015

Did Fox Sports just call @AbbyWambach 'Amy' and @christierampone 'Christine?' How hard would it have been to get that right? @ussoccer_wnt

Feb 20, 2015

RT @FrantzRadio: Talking now with @cbrennansports about Jameis Winston coming into the NFL already with 1 strike against him, #personalconductpolicy

Feb 19, 2015

RT @USATODAYsports: .@cbrennansports: Under the new conduct policy, Jameis Winston will join the NFL with one strike already against him: usat.ly/182rHkm

Feb 19, 2015

RT @richarddeitsch: Here's a replay of the Christine Brennan/Pam Oliver/Rachel Nichols/ Cassidy Hubbarth discussion: medill.northwestern.edu/experience/new…

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