Tim Hyland


  • Founder and editor of The College Football Athenaeum, a newsletter and website 
  • Guest college football analyst on WFAN radio (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); FOX Sports Radio (Charleston, South Carolina); WDWS (Champagne, Illinois); and the West Virginia Radio Network
  • Member of the Football Writers Association of America


Tim Hyland is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on college football for seven years. He has worked as a writer, reporter, and editor for 12 years, including stints at three newspapers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. His writing earned awards from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association and the Chesapeake Associated Press. Hyland is founder and editor of The College Football Athenaeum, a newsletter and website established in 1998. His writing has appeared in publications including Fast Company magazine, the former Philadelphia City Paper, Go magazine, Philadelphia Life, The Washington Times, and the Penn Stater magazine. He has appeared as a guest college football analyst on WFAN radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; FOX Sports Radio in Charleston, South Carolina; WDWS in Champagne, Illinois; and the West Virginia Radio Network. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism from Pennsylvania State University
  • Master's degree in American studies from University of Maryland

A Message from Tim Hyland

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