Who will have the biggest impact in sports in 2022?
We posed this question to US-based writers and editors covering 12 different sports, cultures, businesses, and media to find the Sportspersons of the Year across America’s sports community.
The guidelines allowed for flexible interpretation of ‘impact’. Some were chosen for their achievements on the field, others for more important concerns off the field. Her two of choice are the entire group. As of this writing, the U.S. men are still competing in the World Cup, although they have not yet been selected.
Every weekday between now and December 22nd, we will announce the selection, one at a time. The full schedule is below.
December 8 (Thursday) Men’s College Basketball
Friday, December 9: College Football
Monday, December 12: Women’s college basketball
Tuesday, December 13: Golf
December 14 (Wednesday) Sports Business
December 15 (Thursday) Women’s Soccer
December 16 (Friday) Sports Media
Monday, December 19: MLB
Tuesday, Dec. 20: NBA
Wednesday, December 21: Men’s soccer
Thursday, Dec. 22: NFL
(Illustration: Sean Riley / athletic)