About ‘The Sports Column’

The Sports Column has been developed to create a non-exclusive, equal opportunity sports community, where anyone can publish their work. Some contributors use The Sports Column to build their resumes. Others just enjoy writing about sports.

Read more about TSC–its philosophy and approach–in this article written by Frank Fear.

Special thanks to everyone that has contributed to the site since its development, especially to our team, which includes Jeffrey Powers, Frank Fear, Frank Weber, and Raffaella Keshishian (Jordan Johnson and Rashad Christian, too). I also thank Brandie Dickinson for her tireless support.

Meet the Team

Brett Dickinson, Founder/Creator, CEO, & Developer

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Brett Dickinson

I am the Creator of The Sports Column. I developed the site to give everyone a chance to write quality sports articles. I am also the Director of Community Relations for the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation and formerly a producer/board operator at CBS Radio Baltimore. I was an on-air host for the Brett and Barry Show, as well as a producer for WNST, 1570am Baltimore. I have also worked in sports broadcasting for several years at WBAL Baltimore and DC50 Washington D.C.


Jeffrey Powers, Co-Creator & Digital Strategist/Developer 


Jeff Powers

My name is Jeffrey and I’m the co-creator and digital strategist of The Sports Column (@TheSportsColumn). I’m a Web Developer (HTML, CSS & WordPress) and when I’m not doing that or working behind the scenes at The Sports Column. I’m also husband, father, and die-hard Redskins fan. I’ve been know to be a pretty nice guy all-round as well.



Frank Fear, COO and Managing Editor

Frank Fear

Frank Fear

I’m responsible for keeping the site up-to-date with the latest articles. I edit and post submissions from across the country and around the world. I began writing about sports in high school, served as sports editor for my collegiate paper, and worked in the SID’s Office at St. John Fisher College. Deciding on a career in academics, I had a 35-year career at Michigan State as faculty member and administrator. My specialty is sports commentary. There’s more to sports than the games.


Frank Weber, Assistant Editor, Website

Frank Weber

I’m Frank Weber, Assistant Editor at The Sports Column. I help with the editing process, which involves the proofreading and tightening up of submissions that come from all over the world. I’m currently a student at the State University of New York College at Geneseo. After graduation I plan on getting a master’s degree in journalism and pursuing a career in sports journalism. I’ve spent countless hours as a communications major writing and editing work. I’m glad to have found a position that combines my two passions–writing and sports..  


Raffaella Keshishian, Assistant Editor, Social Media

Raffaella Keshishian

I come from generations of athletes in my family. From middle school on I was a competitive basketball player and sprinter (100, 200 and 4×100 relay). Then in 10th Grade I tore my ACL and had to stop playing basketball competitively. I’m still involved with the game anyway I can be, but I also know that my playing days are over. Today, I have a love of learning through sports and a love of sports through learning. Injury and lack of talent lead me here but, just like Ben Frank once said, “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” I’ve loved to write since I was a little girl. And, as I got older, the idea of writing about sports–including controversial issues–became a dream of mine. TSC is helping me achieve that dream! All it takes is for one person to believe in you!