Tag Archives: sports

Get psyched!

Practice might make perfect, but perfection is useless if it can’t be summoned when it counts. Success at a pivotal moment requires the right kind of mental preparation, according to Daniel McGinn, author of the new book Psyched Up: How … Continue reading

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Writing & sports

Boston College alumnus Bob Ryan has been called the “quintessential American sportswriter.” After decades as a writer/columnist for the Boston Globe, Ryan has published the bestseller Scribe: My Life in Sports (Bloomsbury, 2014). Part memoir and part Boston sports history, Scribe recounts Ryan’s childhood, … Continue reading

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Becoming a R.E.A.L. man

Boston College alumnus Frank DiCocco, a football coach at the high school and college level, created a character curriculum called the R.E.A.L. (R-espect all people, E-specially women, A-lways do the right thing, L-ive a life that matters) Man Program to help the young men … Continue reading

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Baseball, sports law and SCOTUS

Warren Zola’s Sports Law Blog post about the Sports Lawyers Association’s annual conference caught the attention of the highly regarded SCOTUS blog. In his post, Zola noted that the highlight of the conference was the keynote address by retired Supreme Court Justice … Continue reading

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New book on Eagles Hockey

The new book Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Hockey Stories Ever Told (Sports Publishing, 2014) details the long and highly successful history of men’s ice hockey at Boston College, from the informal “ice polo” … Continue reading

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For love of the game

In his new book, Sport: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2014), Boston College-Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin charts the history of sport, from its traditional origins in folk football and cock fighting to its position as a global phenomenon today. Looking … Continue reading

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Why Football Matters

Acclaimed writer Mark Edmundson will present “Why Football Matters: What’s Gained (and Lost) from a Gridiron Education” on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Edmundson, author of the new book Why Football Matter: My Education in the Game (Penguin … Continue reading

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