John Bauman

Freelance Sportswriter

Location icon United States of America

Content Intern, NBA
Assistant Sports Editor, Daily Tar Heel
Editor, Keeping It Heel, FanSided's North Carolina Tar Heels blog
Staff Writer, Upside and Motor
Staff Writer, D-League Digest
Staff Writer, Truman's Tales, FanSided's Missouri Tigers blog

Work has appeared on,, and more.

NBA coverage has been published with Hardwood Paroxysm, The Step Back and in the HP Quarterly Magazine.

Freelanced for News and Observer, Chapel Hill News and other local papers covering high school sports.

Freelance cover story about the Greensboro Swarm for YES! Weekly, a Greensboro magazine.

Freelance women's lacrosse coverage for InsideLacrosse Women.

NBA G League
NBA G League Alumni in NBA Summer League Recap: July 9 - NBA G League

Offense is easy to appreciate, thanks to dunk highlights posted on Instagram and stat lines celebrating point and assists totals easily accessible every night. But sometimes, it's a little harder to tell who is impressing on the defensive end of the floor. However, many in the NBA G League have made names for themselves as ...

Daily Tar Heel

The Daily Tar Heel
Lindsey Harris chooses greatness for UNC women's soccer

John Bauman | Published 10/28/16 12:34am North Carolina's Anson Dorrance had called her in for an intervention, of sorts. Her mother and father joined him via conference call. "My parents and Anson did most of the talking," she said. "I was just overhearing everything." It was after Lindsey's fourth year with the women's soccer team.

News and Observer

Carrboro girls soccer shuts out Beddingfield in second round of playoffs

It's May, which means it's time for the Carrboro girls soccer team to make its annual march through the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2A playoffs. The Jaguars have won two of the past four state championships, and coach Jared Drexler's 2016 team looks primed to compete for another trophy to add to a full trophy case.


Being Maryland in May

It's May, which means it is time for the Maryland women's lacrosse program to get to work. Earlier this week, the Terrapins (18-1) earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. It is the team's sixth straight No. 1 seed.

Timchal Ties Taking Center Stage at Gillette Stadium

After 35 years, maybe the wins start to blend together a little bit. After all, Navy women's lacrosse coach Cindy Timchal has won 491 games, which makes her the NCAA's all-time leader in career wins in Division I women's college lacrosse.

NBA G-League coverage

YES! Weekly
This Is Swarm

@bauman_john Photos by Todd Turner "This Is!" "Swarm!" "This is!" "Swarm!" "Thisssss Issssss" "Swarm!" Brian "B Daht" McLaughlin stands at center court, starting the call and response chant the Greensboro Swarm have embraced in their inaugural season in the NBA D-League.

D-League Digest
Greensboro Swarm Head Coach Noel Gillespie Ready For New Role - D-League Digest

On Tuesday, the Greensboro Swarm held their first-ever Media Day on the floor of the Greensboro Coliseum. Head Coach Noel Gillespie spoke for 20 minutes with the media, and players made the rounds while also getting acclimated to their new teammates and facilities in Greensboro. Here are a few things of note from the festivities.

Keeping It Heel

Keeping It Heel
Easy Buckets: The Effects of UNC's Excellent Offensive Rebounding

J.P. Tokoto has brought down the house with many dunks over the course of his career in Chapel Hill, but one of his dunks against the Duke Blue Devils last week was particularly noteworthy, not only for its aesthetic beauty but for another reason. At the end of the half, Joel Berry II drove into [...]

Keeping It Heel
Carolina Still Home To Country Music Star Chase Rice

Life on tour for a musician can be a lonely one. Although you play in front of sold out crowds around the country, you can get homesick pretty quickly on the road. Luckily, for country music star Chase Rice, he will always have a home to come back to: Chapel Hill and the University of [...]

Hardwood Paroxysm/Upside and Motor

Hardwood Paroxysm
The joys of seeing James Michael McAdoo play in the NBA Finals

Well, that's not entirely true. The first thing I did when James Michael McAdoo entered the game was double-check to see if that was, in fact, James Michael McAdoo; that my eyes weren't deceiving me. Why is James Michael McAdoo in!!!!!!!

Upside and Motor
Caris LeVert Fits the Model of NBA Defensive Stopper

The days of defense being an afterthought in the NBA are long gone. Teams have created advanced analytics that track defensive stats far beyond just blocks and steals, and the media is starting to come around and reward players who excel on defense, all the while scolding those who struggle.

Upside and Motor
Devin Booker or Jerian Grant?

John Bauman is the editor of Keeping It Heel, a blog on the FanSided network that covers the North Carolina Tar Heels. You can find him on Twitter on both @KeepingItHeel and @bauman_john.

Hardwood Paroxysm
Hardwood Paroxysm Quarterly, Issue 3

As the regular season draws to a close, I'm really excited to be able to share another issue of the Hardwood Paroxysm Quarterly, one of my favorite projects we've done this year. The Quarterly is an extension of the season previews we've been doing the past few years, letting out writers expand into longer formats and pairing their incredible words with gorgeous illustrations.

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