William C. Rhoden has been writing about sports for “The New York Times” since March 1983. Previously, he was a copy editor in the Sunday Week in Review section beginning in October 1981 when he joined the newspaper.
Before joining “The Times”, Rhoden spent more than three years with “The Baltimore Sun” as a columnist. Before that, he was associate editor of “Ebony” magazine from 1974 to 1978.
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