Mainstream Media Articles on Team Handball

Here is a collection of articles written about team handball by various media outlets in the United States.


  • Handball: Whetstone graduate Mark Ortega makes history in sport by Stephen Borgna; This Week Sports (11 May 2020): Link
  • How USA Team Handball Plans to Break Through by Jason Gewirtz; Sports Travel Magazine (19 Feb 2020): Link
  • Luka Doncic Warns Jay Cutler: Handball is Hard by Beau Dure; NBC Sports (5 Feb 2020): Link
  • Team Handball Is A Thing: And Now It Has A Sponsor… by Joe Favorito; Sports Marketing and PR Roundup (20 Jan 2020): Link
  • Verizon Steps into Rings, Sponsors Team Handball by Terry Lefton; Sports Business Journal (20 Jan 2020): Link


  • Beach handball captain inspired by late nephew by Scott Reid; Daily Democrat (29 Nov 2019): Link
  • How USA Handball plans to become competitive in time for 2028 Los Angeles Games by Madeline Kenney; Chicago Sun-Times (16 Nov 2019): Link
  • Building Community at the Handball House by Ben Kilpatrick; The Cavalier Daily (25 Sep 2019): Link
  • Gary ‘Hangtime Hines’ and USA Handball’s 10 Year Plan: Gold at LA 2028? by Ken Browne; The Olympic Channel (1 Aug 2019): Link


  • Why isn’t Handball Popular in the U.S. by Shira Springer; Boston Globe (16 Aug 2016): Link
  • Let’s Get Kendrick Perkins on Qatar’s Handball Team by Danny Chau; The Ringer (16 Aug 2016): Link
  • Team Handball has Everything — Except a Good U.S. Team by Teddy Greenstein; Chicago Tribune (12 Aug 2016): Link
  • U.S. athletes run fast, jump high, throw hard — why are we so bad at handball? by Adam Kilgore; The Washington Post (9 Aug 2016): Link
  • Calling all U.S. Athletes: Handball Needs You by Martin Rogers; USA Today (7 Aug 2016): Link


  • My new sports love: team handball by Wayne Drehs; ESPN (12 Aug 2012): Link
  • Dave Barry: Beer and team handball not a bad combination by Dave Berry; The Miami Herald (1 Aug 2012): Link
  • NFL Olympics: Larry Fitzgerald could rule handball court by Daniel Jeremiah; (1 Aug 2012): Link
  • The London Chronicles, Vol. 2: Handball! (Handball?) Handball! by Bill Simmons; Grantland (30 Jul 2012): Link
  • Handball: How Hard Can It Be? by Stu Woo; The Wall St Journal (17 Jul 2012): Link (Paywall)


  • Team Handball Has It All, Except an American Interest by Stefan Fatsis; The New York Times (9 May 2009): Link


  • Team Handball: Why the U.S. Stinks by Barry Newman; The Wall St Journal (22 Aug 2008): Link (Paywall)
  • Hey, America, What about Handball? by Sean Gregory; Time Magazine (14 Aug 2008): Link
    • Time Magazine: Thanks for Promoting Team Handball, but Save us your Naive Solutions by John Ryan; Team Handball News (14 Aug 2008): Link (Written in Response)


  • A Game We Ought to Play by Stefan Fatsis; The Wall St Journal (25 Aug 2004): Link (Paywall)
  • Give handball a sporting chance by Bob Ryan; The Boston Globe (25 Aug 2004): Link (Archive: Requires subscription purchase)


  • Team Handball Has Yet To Catch On in the U.S. by Glenn Ruffenach; The Wall St Journal (30 Jul 1996): Link (Paywall)
  • Team Handball: The Coolest Sport you’ve Never Seen; Associated Press (24 Jul 1996): Link