Notable commentators in the USA Today Sports section as of 2015 include Christine Brennan, Bob Nightengale and Kevin Allen. Other commentators include Nancy Armour, who covered the 2015 Women's World Cup, and boxing expert John Dennen.
Brennan is a former reporter for the Washington Post and was twice named one of the top 10 sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Her columns for USA Today cover all sports, with a particular interest in women's issues. Her column in April 2002 on the Augusta National Golf Club's lack of female members sparked protests during the Masters golf tournament, and she was the first to report on the admission of the first two female members in 2012. In addition to her work at USA Today, Brennan is also a commentator for ABC News, CNN, PBS NewsHour and NPR.
Bob Nightengale has been covering baseball since 1986 and has worked as a beat writer at the Los Angeles Times and Kansas City Star. Nightengale is a frequent guest on MLB Network and a variety of sports talk shows around the country.
Kevin Allen has been USA Today's hockey writer since 1986 and has covered 25 Stanley Cup finals and seven Olympics. In addition, he's written more than 15 books.