Brendan F. Quinn was named sports editor of Nooga.com in August 2011. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., he manages the site's sports content and serves as the primary writer covering the University of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Southeastern Conference and the Southern Conference. Quinn is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Upon graduation he contributed to the Philadelphia Daily News before becoming a staff writer at The (Philadelphia) Bulletin for two years. At The Bulletin, Quinn covered Philadelphia's six NCAA Division I basketball teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and more. Quinn spent the last two years as a contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he covered college basketball. He has also written for Basketball Times, a national college basketball magazine, since 2006, spending last year as the magazine's national Big Ten columnist. Now as a Southerner, he serves as the SEC columnist for Basketball Times. In 2010 and 2011, Quinn was named one of the four best sportswriters in the country under 30 by the United States Basketball Writers Association. In the 2011 USBWA Best Writing Contest, his story, "A Toast to Tom Jernstedt," finished fourth in the enterprise writing category.