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Evan Webeck

Sports Writer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Evan Webeck

Covering the Phillies as an associate reporter for MLB.com

Previously: Sports Illustrated, The Arizona Republic, Seattle Magazine.

Alumnus: Arizona State University + The State Press.

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Sonics gone, but hoop dreams still alive with Seattle Pro-Am

Jamal Crawford stood opposite his bride, Tori Lucas, in front of friends, family, celebrities and athletes on their wedding day. His life was about to come full circle. On his side were his three of his best friends, exemplifying what he’s stood for all his life: family, community and loyalty. Isaiah Thomas.
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The Process: How Ray Anderson has made nine home-run hires

Ray Anderson sits in his office, the northeastern most point on the sixth floor of the Ed and Nadine Carson Student-Athlete Center, looking out over Sun Devil Stadium. To be more precise, he’s hunkered over the polished, wooden negotiating table, between his desk and bookshelf, where titles preaching leadership from the likes of Brian Billick, Tony Dungy and Dennis Green are displayed.
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ASU football hails Mary; she answers in dramatic win over No. 16 USC

LOS ANGELES — “That was awesome.” Awesome (adj.): Causing feelings of fear and wonder : causing feelings of awe. Straight from Merriam-Webster, ASU coach Todd Graham described the feelings of every fan, player, coach or alumnus of ASU and USC after a Hail Mary play that even redshirt junior quarterback Mike Bercovici described as a prayer.
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Michael Phelps ready to begin journey toward 2016 Olympics in Brazil

The Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz., this weekend is full of firsts for Michael Phelps. Or, at least firsts since. It will be his first time swimming competitively since the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in August 2014. It's also the first time since 2009 that he will swim the 400-meter freestyle.
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Meet the first ASU women's hockey recruit: KC McGinley

There were no distractions. KC McGinley had just entered an airplane that she would have no escape from for six hours, as it hurdled through the air across the country. Six hours alone with her thoughts. Cramped with people but nobody to talk to. On this early January day, it was her duty to think.
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In faceoff of flaws, Texas A&M has fewer exposed

Generally in press conferences, there’s rarely anything of substance said. This is especially true in those of the post game variety. And especially, especially true when the losing team’s players and coaches are at the podium. That’s why, as journalists, we’re taught to look for the non-verbal cues. The ones that show the true human emotion and reactions that hide behind the press-trained, cliched responses to our inquiries.
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Almora realizes dream with Cubs callup

The Cubs called up highly-rated prospect Albert Almora on Tuesday to take the place of outfielder Jorge Soler, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. Almora wasn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's 3-2 loss against the Phillies, but he did make his Major League debut.
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Henderson Alvarez emerges as surprise star for the Marlins

Before July 12, Henderson Alvarez thought he’d be spending his All-Star break at home in Valencia, Venezuela, relaxing with his family. But that day, less than 48 hours before baseball’s four-day vacation was to begin, Marlins manager Mike Redmond walked into the team’s visiting clubhouse at Citi Field and announced, “Hey, we got another All-Star!”.
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Remembering a legend: How Tillman Tunnel inspires Arizona State on and off the field

Warm-ups are done. Players are dressed. Pregame speeches are finished. The Arizona State football locker room is ready to rock. AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" blares over the loudspeakers as a Godzilla-sized Sparky marches from Phoenix to Tempe on the big screens in Sun Devil Stadium, destroying everything in his path, hellbent on stomping the opponent's bus.
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No. 6 ASU unprepared, upset by Oregon State 35-27

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It was the second coldest temperatures ASU football has played in since at least the 1970s, and the Sun Devils never quite warmed up. It was 34 degrees at kickoff, only getting colder as the game progressed later into the clear Oregon night with wind chills creeping into the teens. As the temperature dropped below freezing, the ASU offense got ice cold. The Sun Devils (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12) only got colder as the game went on, but the Beavers (5-5, 2-5 Pac-12) continued to heat up.
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Mo Latu, ASU football embrace Camp Tontozona spirit with ukulele

Before they departed for Camp Tontozona, players from the ASU football team were sitting around in one of the meeting rooms at the Sun Devil football facilities. The group was chatting and bonding, just as Camp T is supposed to help them do. Then, in a moment of silence, the notes from a three-stringed instrument ring out in the room.
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Nola's maturity evidence of being future ace

After Clint Robinson reached third with no outs, Aaron Nola appeared to be in trouble in the second inning of the Phillies' 5-1 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday. But Nola bore down and retired three of the next four Nats to strand Robinson on third and keep the Phillies within one. After getting Joe Ross swinging to end the frame, the typically stoic right-hander couldn't contain a fist pump as he left the mound.
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About

Evan Webeck

Having graduated from the Cronkite School at Arizona State in December, I am starting my career by covering the Phillies as an associate reporter for MLB.com.

I spent my college career gaining expertise in digital media, while also honing the written word and taking my video skills from indiscernible to a very present part of my résumé. The modern media landscape can be intimidating, but I'm excited to enter it and start telling powerful stories as a professional.

I'm available to freelance in the Philadelphia area and will be looking for permanent work toward the end of baseball season.

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Skills

  • Video Editing
  • CMS
  • Web Producing
  • Feature Writing
  • AP Style
  • Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • SEO
  • Reporting
  • InDesign
  • Sports Writing
  • News Writing
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
  • Copy Editing
  • Photo Editing