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My name is Mike Owens. I'm 21 and a resident of the great (or not) state of Iowa. I'm currently a communications/public relations major at Kirkwood Community College and looking to transfer to the University of Iowa to major in journalism.
I'm an avid sports fan, both watching and playing. I love to play basically everything, though my main favorites are basketball and disc golf. I'll watch a lot of sports, but it's usually narrowed down to football, basketball and baseball.
As for writing credentials, I did numerous articles for JustBBall.com and am now a current writer for SportsTwo.com since the two sites merged.
And as much as I love writing and doing freelance stuff, I'm really hoping to make this a career. I'd love to land a big-time job at some place like the AP, New York Times, ESPN, SI, basically anything that I can write sports for. I have high aspirations for myself and am hoping to be able to meet them one day, until then, I'll just take everything one day at a time and make the best of every situation.
I'm hoping you'll check out my latest article about China, the Olympic games, protests, and our own responses to these current events. I'm making a concerted effort to reach out to people who have added me as a "favorite writer" to attempt to spark a discussion which affects us as sports fans and supporters of a forum for free-speech. Thank you for helping me to get the ball rolling!
You can find the piece here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/16634
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