Marjorie Hovey Kinder, one of the first female journalists to cover a college football beat, filed her stories under the byline Mike Hovey because at that time female sports reporters were frowned upon, the Chronicle reports. As Mike Hovey, she was able to score national scoops on Stanford’s poor academic performance and the university’s alleged recruiting violations in 1939. Kinder died May 23 at Sunrise Senior Living of Sunnyvale at age 87.
Early sportswriter Marjorie Kinder dies
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