About Us

Our Approach

Being rookies and newly formed fire starters within our own publication, the ability to adapt and move forward is crucial. Steadfast in our efforts, we hope to present perspectives that are both unique and relatable on an informative and factual platform. As knowledgeable fans and followers of sport first and foremost, our main priority as a collective is to bring raw, unbiased coverage to the events you know and love, through an unabashed lense as growing readers and writers.

Meet the Team


Hunter Bailey

Publisher & Editor


Hello! I'm Hunter Bailey, Editor, and Publisher for The Play Action. I'm a Concord, North Carolina native, and a junior at UNC Charlotte. I have experience in the sports journalism field through an internship with the Blowing Rock News, and I'm looking to expand my portfolio through articles, recaps, and eventually video production. Please feel free to contact me, as I am open to any and all suggestions. We are just scratching the surface of what we plan to do with The Play Action, so stay tuned!


Jake Auten

Editor & Writer


Hey, guys! I’m Jake Auten, co-writer and co-conspirator here at The Play Action! I’m a native of Kannapolis, North Carolina, and freshly breaking myself into the world of freelance sports journalism. New to the game, I strive to cover as much as possible with the time allotted, so if you guys as readers and followers have suggestions or things you’d like to see from me, please feel free to get in touch! Stay in the game by subscribing here, or following on our social media platforms. Thanks again!