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 The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey by Amanda Ottaway. About the Book: Unlike the stories of most … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Rebounders!
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 2018 SABR Research Award Winners From the Dugouts to the Trenches Baseball During the Great War Jim Leeke From the Award Committee Chair: “An illuminating and thorough examination of one of the least understood periods of baseball. Rich … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is by Amanda Ottaway, author of The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey (March 2018). Ottaway is a journalist in New York City. She attended Davidson College on a full athletic scholarship and majored in English. Her work has appeared in the Nation magazine, … Continue reading After the Last Buzzer
Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or how cold it is in the said communal-cubicle). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about … Continue reading Contemporary American Poetry, College Athletes, and Other March Books
Basketball season is officially underway and while you’re waiting for your team to tip off, pick up some of our best books on college basketball, historic games, and more. The Baron and the Bear David Kingsley Snell “This is a … Continue reading Reading List: Basketball
Scott Winter wrote Nebrasketball (Nebraska, 2015) while working as an assistant professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He now teaches journalism and English at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Hanging with his mentor Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles gets serious about … Continue reading From the Desk of Scott Winter: Tim Miles and his mentor
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
I like to play matchmaker with the books we publish. Not matching books with other books, but I like to match books with my friends who really appreciate them. I surprised my friend Jessica with a signed copy of The Wheeling … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: Book Matchmaker
Read the beginning of Chapter 1, "Tip-Off" from Bird at the Buzzer: UConn, Notre Dame, and a Women's Basketball Classic by Jeff Goldberg, Foreword by Doris Burke:
"Storrs, March 6, 2001
Sue Bird awoke this snowy Tuesday morning after a night unlike any other in her three years at the University of Connecticut. During the night, while a powerful snowstorm blanketed the state of Connecticut, Bird had lain under her blankets hooked up to a portable stimulus machine, electronic impulses coursing into her balky lower back in an attempt to prevent it from going into spasm any further.