Roundtable: Oregon, Washington experts gear up for life in the Big Ten
What happens when a couple of former writing colleagues go off on their own on Substack? Realignment happens, and now the three of us are suddenly conference comrades in the Big Ten.
Tyson made the jump first, leaving The Athletic and launching his new site, the I-5 Corridor, on Substack in August 2021. He writes about Oregon, Oregon State and other interesting stories in between.
I was next, launching On Montlake in March of this year after The Athletic chose to become more nimble by streamlining its headcount in the face of unpredictable industry headwinds.
Matt Fortuna chose to branch out on his own earlier this summer, bringing his intelligent, well-connected brand of national college football coverage to his own site, The Inside Zone.
We all realigned, I suppose you could say.
So here we are, three former colleagues whose respective purviews suddenly overlap in a meaningful enough way that it makes sense to yap about it via roundtable, or whatever name might exist for a triangular table. Except this time, there probably won’t be anybody in the comments section asking when our employer is going to hire a damn UCLA writer.