In Remembrance: Thaddeus "Thad" Novak ’02 Died on November 1 2014

Thaddeus "Thad" Novak, 34, passed away November 1, 2014. After obtaining a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Chicago, he switched careers to sports journalism. He was a featured columnist for the Bleacher Report sports website, and wrote 1,257 columns, some of them from hospital rooms where he underwent treatment for cystic fibrosis.

On his profile for the Bleacher Report, he wrote, "I’m an ex-academic scientist who’s having a lot more fun trying to make a career out of sports writing."

His obituary was published by The Record on November 16, 2014.

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