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J.A. Adande Leaving Full-Time Position At ESPN To Teach At Northwestern

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J.A. Adande is heading back to his alma mater.

J.A. Adande, 45, announced on Twitter this afternoon that he has accepted a full-time position at Northwestern, where he studied journalism. Adande, an ESPN reporter and frequent panelist on Around The Horn, will be re-locating to Chicago.

He will be the director of Northwestern's new sports journalism program at the Medill School for journalism.

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From the release:

"Enrolling at Medill was the best decision of my life and I'm thrilled to return to the launch pad for my career, this time to help educate the sports journalists of tomorrow,” Adande said. “Dean Hamm has a vision and drive to make Medill the best journalism school in all fields and I'm excited and ready to do my part to bring that to fruition. The Northwestern family always welcomed me when I returned, so heading back on a full-time basis feels like I'm coming home."

Here's how Northwestern described their new director of sports journalism:

Adande has been a columnist for ESPN.com for nine years covering the NBA as well as a sideline reporter for NBA games. He has been a panelist for ESPN’s “Around the Horn” for the past 13 years. Previously, he wrote for the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Congrats, J.A!