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Digest: William C. Rhoden to receive Lacy-Smith honor

Digest: William C. Rhoden to receive Lacy-Smith honor

William C. Rhoden, who wrote for The New York Times for 33 years, including the past 26 as "Sports of The Times" columnist, before retiring in July, is the winner of the third annual Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award presented by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. The award is given to a journalist who has made significant contributions to racial and gender equality in sports.

Rhoden, a Morgan State alumnus, later worked for the Baltimore Afro-American, where he was mentored by Sam Lacy, the newspaper's sports editor, and spent three years writing for The...

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