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Deron Snyder

Deron Snyder

Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist and Washington Times sports columnist with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked at USA Today and his column was syndicated in Gannett's 80-plus newspapers from 2000-2009, appearing in The Arizona Republic, The Indianapolis Star, The Detroit News and many others. Follow Deron on Twitter @DeronSnyder or email him at

Articles by Deron Snyder

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt greets fans before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SNYDER: Despite problems, football isn't going away

We're generations away from the point where the drop in participation among the youngest football players will have any impact on the NFL or even college programs. There's simply too much money still to be made. Published August 23, 2017

Maryland's Melo Trimble drives to the basket as Indiana's Thomas Bryant defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in College Park, Md.Maryland won 75-72. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

SNYDER: Not all minor leagues are created equal

There's nothing minor about the Washington metro area as a producer of basketball talent. The region isn't too shabby in football, either. Major-college rosters in both sports are well-stocked with players from the DMV. Published June 26, 2017