Pablo S. Torre

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Pablo S. Torre
BornPablo Bernard Sison Torre III
(1985-09-27) September 27, 1985 (age 28)
New York City, New York, United States
EducationHarvard University
OccupationSportswriter
Television personality
 
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Pablo S. Torre
BornPablo Bernard Sison Torre III
(1985-09-27) September 27, 1985 (age 28)
New York City, New York, United States
EducationHarvard University
OccupationSportswriter
Television personality

Pablo S. Torre (born September 27, 1985) is an American sportswriter and columnist for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. He is also an on-air contributor for National Public Radio show Tell Me More.

Education[edit]

Torre attended Regis High School in New York City. He later graduated from Harvard College with a magna cum laude degree in sociology in 2007, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.[1] He wrote a 114-page thesis titled Sympathy for the Devil? Child Homicide, Victim Characteristics, and the Sentencing Preferences of the American Conscience.[2] During his freshman year at Harvard, Torre lived in Holworthy Hall in Harvard Yard.[3] As an upperclassman, he lived in Quincy House.[4] He wrote for the college newspaper The Harvard Crimson and eventually became executive editor. While at The Crimson, he wrote a piece on racial diversity in Ivy League athletics, which was named the 2007 Sports Story of the Year by the Associated Collegiate Press.[5]

Career[edit]

Upon graduating from Harvard, Torre joined Sports Illustrated as a staff writer, where his focuses included sports investigations, boxing, and basketball. His award-winning article, “How (and Why) Athletes Go Broke,” along with two follow-up reports on SI.com, spurred an SEC investigation of investment firm Triton Financial for defrauding investors in a multimillion-dollar scam. A federal jury would later find Triton’s CEO guilty on 39 criminal charges. Broke, an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, prominently featured Torre and was based on his reporting on athletes and financial health.

On October 10, 2012, Torre joined ESPN as a senior writer for both their website and magazine. He is a panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn and a frequent on-air contributor for ESPN's The Sports Reporters.

On the March 11, 2013 edition of Around the Horn, Torre boldly predicted Southern University would defeat Gonzaga the following Thursday and thus become the first No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in the history of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament since the field was expanded to 64 teams in 1985. If the Jaguars pulled the upset, Torre would be awarded 160 bonus points on the following Monday's edition. Southern pushed the Bulldogs to the limit before falling, 64-58, meaning Torre instead started the March 18 edition with negative points.

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