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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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Cut Time, one of the best

Cut Time, the 2003 book by Professor of English Carlo Rotella that chronicles his immersion in the boxing world, has been cited as one of the five best sports books of all time by Gordon Marino, author of The Existentialist’s Survival Guide, for a piece in … Continue reading

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Put on your game face

Boston College alumna Brigitte Henry Cooper has written four titles for the Game Face series published by Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon/ABDO Publishing. Cooper’s books, which are geared for readers in elementary and middle school, feature a different girl and … Continue reading

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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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