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Play ball

Atlanta was the first southern city with professional teams in the four major sports of baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. The pursuit, arrival, and response to professional sports in Georgia’s capital city is the focus of Loserville: How Professional Sports … Continue reading

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Inside the Bubble with Jared Dudley

In the new book, Inside the NBA Bubble: A Championship Season under Quarantine, Boston College alumnus Jared Dudley shares an insider’s account of life during the NBA lockdown and the journey his Los Angeles Lakers traveled, during a year marked … Continue reading

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Remembering the Big, Bad Bruins

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Boston Bruins’ 1970 Stanley Cup championship. Boston College alumnus Thomas Whalen takes readers on a trip back to that memorable season in his new book, Kooks and Degenerates on Ice: Bobby Orr, the Big … Continue reading

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Balletball

Nini loves ballet. But when Nini’s mom signs her up for baseball, she is less than happy. In the new picture book Balletball (Charlesbridge, 2020), Nini eventually comes to see that ballet and baseball have more in common than she … Continue reading

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New from Mike Lupica

In his latest book for tweens and teens, Strike Zone (Philomel Books, 2019), Mike Lupica tells the story of 12-year-old baseball prodigy Nick Garcia, the dreams he has about playing professional ball and worries he has for his sick sister … Continue reading

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At the Boisi Center: The Power of Sports

The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life will host a luncheon colloquium featuring Boston College Associate Professor of Communication Michael Serazio who will talk about his new book, The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture. … Continue reading

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Batting Order

Ben Roberson is an all-or-nothing baseball player: big, bold, and brash. Matt Baker, a great all-around player, is small and shy, and has a stutter. The two learn a lot from one another once they start working together in Batting … Continue reading

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The Power of Sports

A former reporter, Associate Professor of Communication Michael Serazio turns his journalistic eye on sports in America in his new book, The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture (NYU Press, April 2019). After conducting more than 50 … Continue reading

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Mike Lupica

Boston College alumnus and legendary sportswriter Mike Lupica will present “The Next Moment is the One that Can Change Everything” on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 305. A member of the National Sports Media Hall of Fame, Lupica was a … Continue reading

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The GOAT

Publishers Weekly calls the new book from the writing team of Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge an “astute history of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s 2016 Super Bowl–winning season.” Sherman and Wedge, a Boston College alumnus, are the authors … Continue reading

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