Max Mandel

Newsdesk contributor

After graduating from Gonzaga University in 2009, Max Mandel has worked in the athletic world, while maintaining his role as a writer for Slipper Still Fits, the Gonzaga University athletics blog on SB Nation. Just months after graduating, Mandel started working for the Portland Trail Blazers as the Sports Reporter Intern. This position allowed him to provide game previews and recaps for the official website of the Trail Blazers, while also contributing to the fansite and messag eboard community. Following that internship, Mandel spent a year at the America East Conference as the Marketing and New Media Intern, where he helped develop the social media and video production for America East. He currently works and resides in Portland, OR. Favorite Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves, St. Louis Rams, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Stanford Cardinal.


2012 NBA Summer League: Nuggets Reflect On Aurora Shooting

With the horrifying incident in Aurora capturing the attention of the nation, a Denver Nuggets Summer League game instantly felt unimportant. As Kenneth Faried told Scott Howard-Cooper of,...

Nuggets Free Agency 2012: Decision On JaVale McGee Looms

After making the trade to bring JaVale McGee to Denver, the Nuggets knew they had limited time to decide how they would handle his impending free agency. McGee, who is a restricted free agent, is...

Avalanche Offseason 2012: Could Alexander Semin Be An Option?

With the Colorado Avalanche able to be big spenders when free agency begins on July 1, there are many different options the franchise could look at. While different names have been mentioned as...

Rockies Vs. Tigers Final Score: Colorado Falls 5-0 In Series Finale

For the second straight day, the Colorado Rockies struggled at the plate against the Detroit Tigers. After falling 4-1 yesterday, the Rockies managed only seven hits and fell 5-0. The Rockies had...

Rockies Vs. Tigers Score Update: Colorado Falls 4-1

After opening their series in Detroit with an impressive victory, the Colorado Rockies couldn't find much luck at the plate against Doug Fister and the Tigers, as they fell 4-1. Fister was nearly...

2012 US Open Leaderboard Update: Olympic Club Continues To Play Difficult

While the guys at the top of the leaderboard are just preparing to head out to the course, there has been quite a lot of action from the rest of the pack. As it has the first two days, The Olympic...

2012 NBA Draft: Damian Lillard Set For Golden State Workout

Since the end of the college basketball season, few people have seen their stock rise like Damian Lillard. The former Weber State point guard has proven to evaluators that his game translates...

Rockies Vs. Angels Score Update: Rockies Drop 5th Straight

The disappointing season for the Colorado Rockies continued this weekend at Coors Field, as the Rockies dropped their fifth straight game with a 10-8 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Starting...

Angels Vs. Rockies Score Update: Colorado Falls In The Return Of Jeff Francis

The big story heading into Saturday's matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the Colorado Rockies was the return of Jeff Francis to Coors Field. Francis, who played a key role in leading the...

Belmont Results 2012: Union Rags Wins With Thrilling Finish Down The Stretch

Despite the fact that there was no historic Triple Crown moment on the line due to the late scratch of I'll Have Another, the 2012 Belmont Stakes still managed to provide a thrilling race. Union...

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