The biggest question hovering over this site since it debuted on New Year's Day 2010 was "What's next?"
Well, that answer is finally here.
After 14 months of continuing the sort of coverage readers grew accustomed to while D1scourse was lodged at the Washington Times before it eliminated its sports department, here's some good news.
I have accepted a full-time job.
("Well, that had to happen eventually," you think).
The job involves covering Maryland and other D.C.-area college sports.
("OK, that makes sense," you muse).
And it is at the Washington Times.
("Whaaaaa?" you say).
Yeah, typing that last line threw me for a bit of a loop, too.
The Times is bringing back its sports department in the coming weeks, and I'm certainly looking forward to getting back to doing what I love on a full-time basis.The last year and change has offered plenty of lessons; an important one is an even greater realization of how much I enjoy my work and how uncommon that really is.
Yes, it has the unmistakable feeling of a mini-Brigadoon, coming back after a period of time (though much less than a century) and finding everything the way it was before. But in a lot of ways, it's an exciting and fresh start, with the time and resources to do some interesting work while continuing to provide coverage in familiar surroundings.
The D1scourse blog will return to the Times within the next couple weeks, and will be along for the ride at the tail end of Maryland's regular season, the CAA and ACC tournaments and quite a bit more in the next month. Bracketology will wind up there as well, along with lacrosse coverage and (eventually) spring football.
In short, pretty much all the things typically covered at the original D1scourse and this version of it will be included on the next stop as well.
I'll delve into this deeper sometime in the next few days, but thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit the site over the last 14 months. I should have a few more details ironed out soon, and hopefully will be able to offer a more extensive rundown of what is to come in the next few days. For now, coverage will continue here.
As for the future, what's old really is new again. Hopefully a whole lot of readers will be happy to follow that journey to see how it all works out.