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Eric Yates

Writer / Editor / Brand Manager / Buzz Creator

Location icon United States of America

I'm an award-winning writer and journalist. During my career, I have worked for daily metro newspapers, magazines, massive online news organizations, and online startup news media companies. My hard work, ambition, and versatility as a writer have allowed me to cover everything from breaking news, politics, features, restaurant reviews, education, cultural trends and more.

As an editor, I have collaborated with some of the best writers in the sports digital media space to produce widely shareable, engaging, award-winning work.

Portfolio
Diehards
02/01/2018
Best college basketball player for every jersey number this season

What's in a number? For college basketball players, it can mean everything. Some programs continue to use jerseys that don't feature players' names on the back, so your number is how you can stand out. Which got us thinking: Who are the best players for every jersey number in college basketball?

San Diego Union-Tribune
05/22/2007
Double Dribbler - Steve Nash profile

Q&A with Steve Nash about being a soccer fanatic, long before the world knew that Steve Nash was a soccer fanatic.

La Mesa-Mount Helix, CA Patch
03/13/2012
March Badness: The Official NCAA Mascot Death Match Tournament - Pt. 1

We've had four-and-a-half months of watching college basketball to help you determine how to fill out your NCAA bracket. You've got all of the stats and coaches' previous tournament records as a guide. Will all of the top seeds advance to the Final Four?

Archive
Ire about racism at UCSD is appropriate, but misguided

The recent events at UC-San Diego have created a firestorm of controversy, and much of it isn't surprising. That's what you get when issues of race are discussed at length. But I fear that what is at the core of the argument is being convoluted by a cacophony of media stories that are fueling that firestorm.

La Mesa-Mount Helix, CA Patch
01/29/2013
Tiger Woods Wins Farmers Insurance Open, His 75th PGA Career Victory

Knowing that barring a disastrous collapse he was almost assured victory, Tiger Woods overcame a sloppy back nine, but ultimately played steady, no-frills golf to close out the remaining 11 holes of his final round on Monday, claiming yet another win on Torrey Pines Golf Course.

La Mesa-Mount Helix, CA Patch
05/15/2012
Grossmont Baseball Coach Jim Earley Quits Amid Accusations of Money Misuse

Updated at 9:35 p.m. May 18, 2012 Grossmont High School baseball coach Jim Earley, who resigned this week after ending the season with 20 straight losses, is under fire from a parent who accuses him of misusing money from the program and running a booster club that violates district rules.

San Diego Magazine
12/2004
My Christmas Wish List

Just a few things this San Diegan would like for the holidays this year.