About the Author
Justin Doherty has been Director of Athletic Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2001. He spent the previous seven years as associate sports information director in the UW men's sports information office. Doherty oversees athletic communications duties for Wisconsin's 23 varsity sports. He is the day-to-day publicity contact for the Badger football squad. In his previous role at the UW, Doherty handled media relations for the Badger men's basketball team, including the program's trip to the 2000 NCAA Final Four. He also assisted with publicity for the football team, accompanying the Badgers to five bowl games, among them the 1999 and 2000 Rose Bowls. He has worked every Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament and was assistant media coordinator for the 2002 NCAA Men's Basketball Midwest Regional in Madison, Wisconsin. Doherty was the sports information director at the University of North Dakota from 1992-94. He was the media relations contact for the Wildcats' 1991 NCAA Division I hockey national champion. Doherty spent eight months as the sports editor of the Marshall (Michigan) Chronicle, following five years as a student assistant in the sports information office at Michigan State. Doherty worked as the media sub-center supervisor (at the Utah Olympic Oval) in press operations at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.