About ITLR


Welcome to Inside The Locker Room, a student run sports blog that was created by Iona College student Ryan McFadden on October 26, 2014 when he was a senior at DeMatha Catholic High School.

When Inside The Locker Room started, its purpose was to cover all levels of sports. Now the site’s goal is to be a source of high school and college sports in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area.

Inside The Locker Room has covered high school basketball, football, baseball, softball and lacrosse. In addition to that, the site has covered Georgetown men’s basketball, University of Maryland football, the Big East Tournament, the Dick’s National Championship, and the Triple Threat Classic.

Mission Statement: Inside The Locker Room is a student run sports blog that focuses on being your source for high school sports in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. The blog thrives to cover sports through all aspects of journalism and do it in a professional way.

Meet the Founder 

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Ryan McFadden got a chance to meet with famous ESPN baseball writer Tim Kurkjan at the 2015 Shirley Povich Journalism Camp

Ryan McFadden 

Ryan McFadden is the Founder/Editor-In-Chief of Inside The Locker Room. The Maryland native attended DeMatha Catholic High School, where he got into journalism.

During his time in high school, Ryan was the sports writer for the school’s newspaper The DeMatha Stagline and was a commentator for DeMatha Television, an online site that broadcast all DeMatha home sporting events.

After graduating from DeMatha, Ryan went to New York to attend Iona College. He is a mass communications major with a concentration in journalism. He is currently a sports editor and covers Iona’s men’s basketball team for the Ionian, the student newspaper. 

Ryan’s also has published articles for media outlets such as the Montgomery County Sentinel, Federal Baseball (SB Nation), Terrapin Station MD (Fansided), DC Sports Fan, the Left Bench and Testudo Times (SB Nation).

Ryan is a huge fan of the Washington Wizards, Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals, and is trying to get into Washington Capitals hockey. Whenever he gets a chance, he will tune in to watch DeMatha football or basketball games and support his alma mater.

When Ryan is not covering sports, or debating about who’s a better point guard John Wall or Kyrie Irving, he is playing NBA 2k with his college roommates. 

Ryan hopes that one day he can work for a major sports network as a sports writer/analyst, while being a best-selling author and screenwriter.

You can follow Ryan on Twitter (@RMcFadden15) or contact him by email (rmcfadden057@gmail.com). 


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