Mike Williams

Freelance Journalist

United States of America

Mike Williams is freelance journalist based out of Indianapolis. 2018 graduate of IUPUI.

He has appeared in USA Today, Indianapolis Star, NCAA.com, Indianapolis Monthly, NUVO and Sports Capital Journalism.

Member of United State Basketball Writers Association.

A Turbulent Season Ends With Another Ohio State Championship

By Mike Williams | @MikeWritesSport Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS - Ohio State's controversial football season, which involved the university community in a contentious national conversation about domestic abuse, ended with the celebration of a 37 th Big Ten conference championship, and third in five seasons, after a 45-24 victory over Northwestern Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Indianapolis Star
Veteran rookie Robert Wickens knew he wasn't prepared for Indy 500 experience

CLOSE IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens has 12 years of professional racing experience and a childhood friend on his team, making him a rookie in title only. But May in IndyCar? "I don't know what I've gotten myself into to be honest," Wickens said during his Rookie Orientation Program on May 1.

Indianapolis Monthly
Shifting Gears: The Crossover From Formula One To IndyCar - Indianapolis Monthly

News of Fernando Alonso skipping the Monaco Grand Prix in favor of running in the Indianapolis 500 sent shockwaves through the global racing community when it broke in April. This is arguably the biggest Indianapolis 500 story since Nigel Mansell joined IndyCar (then CART) following his Formula One World Championship in 1992.

Indianapolis Star
3 takeaways from Tuesday's Indy 500 practice

Here are three takeaways from Tuesday's Indy 500 practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Chavez finished at the bottom of the speed chart Monday at 207.262 miles per hour. His struggles continued for a majority of Tuesday, before making a late jump during the final hour and finishing third on the speed chart.

Jent the Jet: Hoosier runner competes in Paralympics in Rio

Most people train their whole lives to become an Olympian. Hoosier native Ayden Jent only needed one year. On July 3 - just one year after his first competition - Jent, 23, was named to the USA Track & Field team for the 2016 Paralympics, taking place from September 7 through September 18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 100th 500: Meet Matt Brabham

In Indianapolis we are familiar with racing families like Andretti, Foyt, Unser, and Rahal. One name that belongs in the conversation - one that many might not be familiar with - is the Brabham family. Next weekend when 33 cars line up to run in the 100th Indianapolis 500, a third generation of Brabhams will be in the field, represented by Matthew Brabham.

James Hinchcliffe takes the pole for the Indy 500

James Hinchcliffe's comeback story has just gotten even better. After finishing the first day of qualifying in the top spot, he has won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. This was Hinchcliffe's first INDYCAR series pole. "I've never done this before, I'm nervous," said Hinchcliffe as he put his awarded P1 sticker onto his car.