Rustin Dodd to replace McCollough?

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012 by jayhawktalk No Comments

Hearing that the Kansas City Star has finally found a replacement for former KU beat writer, J. Brady McCollough, who recently took the Sports Enterprise/Features reporting job with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

And they didn’t have to look too far.

I have heard that Rustin Dodd will be taking over the beat in April. Since McCollough left, Blair Kerkhoff has been covering KU on an interim basis. He will likely continue to do so until the basketball season is complete.

But from that point forward, Dodd is expected to take the position. An Overland Park native and Kansas grad, Dodd has written for the University Daily Kansan and most recently for the Star as an assignment sports correspondent, covering both high school and college sports. He’s also assisted quite a bit on the Royals beat, having written numerous feature stories and blogging on the Star’s Royals blog.

Personally, I think Dodd is a very good writer and KU fans will like his style. Also, I’m glad to see a KU grad on the Star beat. If the rumor is true, I’d like to be the first KU grad and fan blog site to welcome him to the beat.

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