The sportswriter ousted by Fox Sports has reportedly found a new home.
The Athletic, a subscription-based sports website, is reportedly adding some big names to its staff list.
According to a report by The Big Lead, former Fox Sports college football analyst/insider/reporter Stewart Mandel has accepted a position at the website.
He’s not alone, either.
Former Sports Illustrated college basketball writer Seth Davis is reportedly being linked to the site, too.
Stewart Mandel has already joined the group, per the source. Also expected to be headed that way are Seth Davis and Tim Kawakami. Mandel previously wrote for Sports Illustrated and most recently Fox Sports. Davis was laid off by SI in May, after having been there since 1995. Today, Kawakami announced he was leaving the Mercury News after 17 years at the newspaper. More big national names are expected to emerge in the coming weeks. The writer Danny Leroux has already been covering the Warriors for The Athletic.
Davis and Kawakami have both recently followed a bevy of accounts linked to The Athletic. Davis, Mandel, and Athletic co-founder Adam Hansmann did not respond to text messages or phone calls seeking comment. Kawakami, in an email, declined to comment.
The Athletic has city-based sites in Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit and is reportedly looking to expand out West.
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