College Spun, founded in September of 2012, is an independent sports blog that brings you the most interesting college athletics stories of the day. The publication, which reaches over 4 million unique readers per month, focuses on the social media aspect of the industry.

Currently, CS has four full-time writers and a number of contributors churning out content for your viewing pleasure. 

Matt Lombardi – Editor-in-Chief, Publisher


Matt graduated from Syracuse University in 2006, worked in the mortgage-backed securities industry for six years, had a late-20s crisis and decided to try his hand at his true passion – sports. He launched College Spun in 2012 as a platform for current college students to report on-campus sports news. The company’s direction has since changed, but the site has grown tremendously in a few short years.

When not plugging away in front of the computer, Matt is probably watching sports, playing sports or thinking about sports. Email Matt.

Dan Lyons – Editor

danDan is a 2012 graduate of Syracuse University, where he studied Writing & Rhetoric and Political Science. He covered Orange football, basketball, and lacrosse for the Syracuse blog “Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician”. He’s also been featured in the Maple Street Press 2010 Orange Tip-Off Magazine, and at RushtheCourt.comHe joined the CS team in early 2014, and is thrilled to be writing about college sports, one of his favorite things in the world. 

When Dan is away from his keyboard, you may find him drinking craft beer, at an Indie Rock show, or wondering why he still roots for the New York Mets. Email Dan.

Andrew Holleran – Editor

andrewAndrew is a 2013 graduate of Ohio State University, where he spent three years covering Ohio State football and men’s basketball for The Lantern, the school’s student newspaper. After graduation, Andrew wrote for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer and before joining the staff at CS. Growing up, Andrew was a fan of Nebraska football – his mom is from the state – and Maryland basketball, being from Washington, D.C. At this point, he’s glad he’s a journalist and doesn’t have to pick a side.

While in New Orleans for the Final Four in 2012, he ran into Charles Barkley at a casino. It remains the most thrilling moment of his life. Email Andrew.

Matt Hladik – Editor 

matthMatt is a 2009 graduate of Rutgers University, where he majored in Journalism and Media Studies. During his years On the Banks, he worked the Athletic Communications office and served as  the public address voice of several Rutgers teams. After graduation, he moved on to Gannett New Jersey for a year covering high school sports before spending the past four years at‘s Rutgers affiliate,  Scarlet Nation, covering football, basketball and recruiting. He’s also made various radio and television appearances offering his expertise on Rutgers athletics and the Big Ten and served as the PA voice for Wagner College and New Jersey City University men’s and women’s basketball.

Outside of work, Matt devotes his time to rooting for the Yankees and Giants and laughing about the Knicks. He’s also met three-fifths of Duke’s 2001 NCAA championship starting unit at various bars in Manhattan and the Jersey Shore. Email Matt.

If you’re interested in joining the team at College Spun, hit us up at [email protected].