Five Penn State sports journalism students with press credential badges and recording audio on their mobile phones stand interviewing a paralympic athlete during the 2016 Paralympics

John Curley Center for Sports Journalism

Thirty-one varsity teams. The chance to cover them in any format: multimedia, photo, text and video. Penn State students are in the perfect spot to hone their sports journalism skills, and the Curley Center is the hub of all that activity.

The Curley Center's approach — a combination of classroom instruction and co-curricular activities (on and off campus) — as well as the quality of our students have produced many one-of-a-kind experiences.

Partnerships with news organizations have led to opportunities covering the Super Bowl, the Paralympics, the Little League World Series, Penn State baseball's historic visit to Cuba, Penn State football in Ireland, the Olympics, NASCAR, golf's U.S. Open and more.

Our First Documentary Film

Quiet Sundays - Film Posterframe

Quiet Sundays has earned numerous awards and screened in England and the United States. Watch the official trailer and learn more.

Big Sports! How Penn State Cover Major Sporting Events

A bit of the Curley Center's origin story and a focus on students at major events, thanks to the Penn State Alumni Association's Virtual Speaker Series.

Super Bowl, Through internships and league and media partnerships, Curley Center students are an annual presence a the Super Bowl — including 11 (enough to field an NFL team) in 2023.

Super Bowl

Through internships and league and media partnerships, Curley Center students are an annual presence a the Super Bowl — including 11 (enough to field an NFL team) in 2023.

Paralympics, As part of a partnership with The Associated Press, students regularly drive on-location coverage of Paralympics.

Paralympics

As part of a partnership with The Associated Press, students regularly drive on-location coverage of Paralympics.

NFL in London, 2017, Students cover the NFL in London for the Miami Herald and the Sports Business Journal.

NFL in London, 2017

Students cover the NFL in London for the Miami Herald and the Sports Business Journal.

U.S. Open, 2016, Students cover 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.

U.S. Open, 2016

Students cover 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.

Baseball in Cuba, Students covered the historic Penn State baseball trip to Cuba.

Baseball in Cuba

Students covered the historic Penn State baseball trip to Cuba.

Croke Park Classic, Student-driven team coverage of international game, providing content to media partners.

Croke Park Classic

Student-driven team coverage of international game, providing content to media partners.

Summer Olympics, 2012, Five students provided daily coverage of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Summer Olympics, 2012

Five students provided daily coverage of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.