Tom Schad, USA TODAY

Tom Schad

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

Contact Tom

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

Recent:
  • USA TODAY
Past:
  • Coloradoan
  • Enquirer
  • Cashay
  • Detroit Free Press
  • hollandsentinel
  • independentmail
  • The Town Talk
  • CantonRep.com
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • New Jersey Herald
  • and more…

Recent articles by Tom:

In latest reboot, XFL places teams in three new cities for 2023 – including Las Vegas

Five cities from the 2020 version of the XFL will once again have teams in the 2023 reboot, as will Las Vegas, Orlando, Florida, and San Antonio. → Read More

Ex-NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had stage 2 CTE at the time of his death

Demaryius Thomas had been suffering from seizures when he died suddenly at 33. But doctors say he also had stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy. → Read More

Eight years after historic NFL draft selection, Michael Sam returns to football as a coach in Europe

Barcelona's head coach said hiring Sam a "no-brainer" given his experience and attitude. → Read More

Winter Olympians use medals to open doors, spark climate discussion on Capitol Hill

A group of Winter Olympians, including Beijing 2022 medalists Jessie Diggins and David Wise, take to Washington to lobby Congress on climate change. → Read More

Former Bengals player, coach Ray Horton joins discrimination lawsuit against NFL

Longtime defensive assistant Ray Horton has joined Brian Flores as a plaintiff in the former Dolphins coach's discrimination lawsuit against the NFL. → Read More

Hearing being held to decide if US figure skaters get their medals before closing ceremony

In a letter, the American skaters informed the IOC they planned to file an appeal that would force the IOC to award the medals prior to closing. → Read More

IOC president Thomas Bach 'very disturbed' by Kamila Valieva's performance, rips her entourage

IOC president Thomas Bach said he was "very disturbed" by Kamila Valieva's disastrous performance, while also ripping members of her inner circle. → Read More

Russian Kamila Valieva says her positive drug test was due to grandfather's medication

Attorneys for Kamila Valieva argued that trimetazidine entered her system through a medication that her grandfather takes, an IOC official said. → Read More

Lansing's Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue win Olympic bronze in ice dance

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue capped their final season together with an Olympic medal, winning bronze at the 2022 Winter Olympics. → Read More

Speedskater Erin Jackson becomes first Black woman to win gold medal in individual event at Winter Games

Speedskater Erin Jackson, a former inline skater, becomes the first Black woman to win a gold medal in individual event at the Winter Olympics. → Read More

Winter weather appears to have extinguished Olympic flame in Beijing. But organizers say it's just 'fine'

The flame in the Olympic cauldron appeared to be extinguished Sunday as winter weather hit the Beijing Games. → Read More

U.S. figure skater Vincent Zhou tests positive for COVID-19 at Beijing Winter Olympics

Vincent Zhou, who was part of the silver medal-winning American figure skating team, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Beijing. → Read More

US figure skating team wins silver medal after clutch performance by Madison Chock and Evan Bates

With a clutch performance from Madison Chock and Evan Bates in ice dance, the U.S. won silver in the Olympic team figure skating competition. → Read More

Ocala at Winter Olympics: The unlikely pipeline at the heart of the U.S. speedskating team

Erin Jackson, Brittany Bowe and Joey Mantia were coached as inline skaters by a Florida grandmother. Now, they are at the Winter Olympics. → Read More

Team USA disqualified after review, allowing China to win Olympic gold in mixed team short track relay

Team USA appeared to have qualified for the final in the mixed team speedskating relay, only to be disqualified for an infraction. → Read More

2022 Olympics figure skating: Nathan Chen gives US an early lead in team competition

Nathan Chen gave the U.S. an early lead in the team figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics with a cool, clean short program. → Read More

Lindsey Vonn talks Tiger Woods, mental health during release of her new memoir, 'Rise'

Vonn dated Tiger Woods for nearly three years before the pair split in 2015. → Read More

Former NFL running back Clinton Portis sentenced to prison for fraud

Portis, a former star in Denver and Washington, participated in a scheme in which ex-NFL players filed fraudulent reimbursement health claims. → Read More

Ex-NFL receiver Vincent Jackson died of 'chronic alcohol use,' medical examiner says

Former Chargers and Buccaneers wideout Vincent Jackson's death in February was caused by "chronic alcohol use," according to an autopsy report. → Read More

Overpaid or worth it? Evaluating the 10 highest-paid assistant football coaches

Clemson's offensive and defensive coordinators are the highest-paid assistants in the country, but only one of them may have been worth it in 2021. → Read More