Books The Integration of the Pacific Coast League: Race and Baseball on the West Coast Amy Essington Included in the New York Times Book Review’s Summer Reading List. The Roger Kahn Reader: Six Decades of Sportswriting Roger Kahn; … Continue reading News and Reviews
Awards Amina Gautier Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award: “Amina Gautier is a prolific and award-winning writer of short fiction. In myriad stories that captivate readers and critics alike, she complicates and illuminates the intersection of self and place, with characters … Continue reading News and Reviews
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball during the Great War (Nebraska, 2017) by Jim Leeke. Leeke, a former news … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to From the Dugouts to the Trenches!
The following contribution comes from Michael Oriard, author of The Art of Football: The Early Game in the Gold Age of Illustration (August 2017). Oriard played football for the University of Notre Dame and the Kansas City Chiefs and is Distinguished Professor … Continue reading From the Desk of Michael Oriard: An Aesthetic of Excess
The following excerpt comes from Before Jackie Robinson: The Transcendent Role of Black Sporting Pioneers by Gerald R. Gems (February 2017). From Chapter 3: When Great Wasn’t Good Enough Sam Ransom’s Journey from Athlete to Activist The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, … Continue reading Excerpt: Before Jackie Robinson
Jeff Goldberg was the UConn women’s basketball writer for the Hartford Courant from 2001 to 2006 and is the author of Unrivaled: UConn, Tennessee, and the Twelve Years that Transcended Women’s Basketball (Nebraska, 2015) and Bird at the Buzzer: UConn, Notre Dame, and a … Continue reading From the desk of Jeff Goldberg: My Memory of Pat Summitt