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ESPN site named after Grantland Rice

April 28, 2011

About Grantland Rice | ESPN Release |

Fifty-six years after his passing legendary sportswriter and Vanderbilt graduate Grantland Rice continues to have an impact in sports journalism. On Thursday, ESPN announced that it would launch -- a website conceived by sportswriter Bill Simmons -- in June.

The site address honors the legacy of Rice, who was inducted into the Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. will include original columns, features, blog posts and podcasts.

Simmons will serve as editor-in-chief of, which will feature the work of numerous other writers in addition to Simmons.

Rice played football and baseball at Vanderbilt and was elected to the Vanderbilt Board of Trust in 1926.

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