Dan Jenkins

GWAA Lost an Icon

Sportswriting and the GWAA lost an icon yesterday with the passing of Dan Jenkins. Jenkins, 90, was a legend, reinventing sportswriting and teaching a generation or two along the way. Our prayers are with his family.

To borrow a tweet from past GWAA President Doug Ferguson:
"Massive loss of His Ownself, Dan Jenkins. "I never wrote a line I didn’t believe," is one thing he said that stays with me." 

"I never wrote a line I didn’t believe,"


A documentary on Dan Jenkins from the UT Center for Sports Communication and Media, shown at the Jenkins Medal dinner.

When asked how he wanted to be remembered, he said,

"I tried hard and I wish more people had a sense of humor. I really do. CUT!"