Ever heard of William Chase? Probably not. But every shot in basketball history owes a debt to him. In December 1891, in the first basketball game ever played, Chase made the first basket in hoops history, the only basket of that game. Here's his story.
Check out The Golfer's Journal for my newest story there, on the coolest Par 3 course anywhere, Bob-O-Link near Buffalo. It is in issue 13 of the magazine, available on their site.
I wrote a story about The Outpost Club for The Golfer's Journal. Check out the awesome magazine at bookstores or it can be ordered online. https://www.golfersjournal.com/current-issue/
Tsinghua University Press in China has published a translation of Rise and Fire.
For Vice Sports, I wrote about Phil Jackson coaching a team called Lox Around the Clock.
For TVFury, my piece on why Magic Johnson is the best passer in NBA history. Period. With lots of videos!
I reviewed two new sports books, one about LeBron James and the Cavs, the other on Steph Curry, for The Washington Post. Check them out here.
I wrote a story for Columbia Magazine on the 1945 game between Columbia and Fordham that used a 3-pointer.
The paperback of Rise and Fire is now available. Check it out here!
Vice Sports has run an excerpt from Rise and Fire on the 1968 Iowa state girls final. Read it here:
Exciting news! The Chinese rights to Rise and Fire have been sold! Check out the details.
I had another visit with the Over and Back podcast, this time to discuss the 1972 Lakers.
I went on Beyond the Game with John Vorperian to discuss Rise and Fire.
For Vice Sports, I wrote about how NBA Entertainment helped save the league in the 1980s.
Check out my podcasat with Billy Powell at Keeping the Nostalgia Alive
Check out my podcast with John McMullen, a longtime Inwood resident.
I chatted with Jeff Vrabel from GQ Magazine about Rise and Fire!
Check out my podcast with Reinis Lacis, where we talked hoops history and Rise and Fire.
I had a great time at the Kokomo Books-A-Million with the legendary Jimmy Rayl.
Nice story in the Kokomo Tribune on Rise and Fire
My visit to Fulda High School in southwestern Minnesota
I had the chance to return to my alma mater Minnesota West in Worthington, MN
I had a thrilling time returning to St. John's, speaking to a class and visiting with the legendary John Gagliardi.
Check out some pics from my signing at the St. Cloud Barnes & Noble.
Check out the pictures from my event at the Book Shelf in Winona.
Check out the pics from my signing at the Mankato Barnes and Noble.
The Winona Daily News did a fun Q&A in advance of my event in Winona.
Listen to my podcast with the Over & Back crew. We talked about Bill Russell and Rise and Fire.
I did a fun podcast with Will Leitch at Sports on Earth. Take a listen.
My home county paper, The Waseca County News, did a story on me...and dug out a photo from my senior year at JWP.
For Vice Sports I wrote about the legendary John Gagliardi, who just might be the future of football.
Really nice review from Slam Magazine for Rise and Fire.
Check out my interview with Tony Basilio out of Tennesse. It's the March 24 show, segment 2.
The Washington Post reviews Rise and Fire! "Just like you want a great jump shooter on your team, you want this book on your shelf."
Listen to my interview with Jared Rademacher on KWOA out of Worthington, MN.
The New Yorker wrote about the jump shot and featured Rise and Fire!
An excerpt from Rise and Fire ran in The Classical. It's about high-scoring Dwight Lamar.
I did a fun interview with Jared Focke of the Minnesota Timberwolves Radio Network.
Had the chance to do an in-depth podcast with Jon Lord for his View from My Seats site.
Check out the new review in Shelf Awareness.
For those readers missing Grantland, Kirkus says you should check out Rise and Fire!
For the Minneapolis Star Tribune, I wrote about the best and worst shooters in MN state hoops history.
Check out some of the inteviews I've done so far for Rise and Fire:
The Sportive Podcast.
Daniel Gunderson and The Fan in Fargo
The site Basketball Breakdown posted its review of Rise and Fire.
My former colleague at the Fargo Forum Hayden Goethe wrote a nice piece about Rise and Fire for the paper.
NPR's Only a Game produced a really nice segment on the late Kenny Sailors and spoke with me a bit about his legacy.
I did a fun Q&A with Matt Zimmer of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader about Rise and Fire.
The Wall Street Journal's video review of Rise and Fire!
Read The Introduction From Rise and Fire!
Every month, Vanity Fair highlights some of the best books coming out. In the newest issue, with Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and others on the cover, the magazine's Hot Type section mentioned Rise and Fire! Check it out here.
For the Wall Street Journal, I wrote about Steph Curry's true contemporaries: the revolutionaries who invented the jump shot.
My first boss, Doug Wolter, wrote a bit about Rise and Fire for my old newspaper, the Worthington Daily Globe.
The website Sports Biblio mentions Rise and Fire in a list of upcoming books in 2016. Check out some of the other ones.
Kirkus Reviews Rise and Fire! Check out the full review.
The great crew from a forthcoming documentary about Kenny Sailors interviewed me. Check out some of the pics.
My tribute to Flip Saunders for Sports on Earth
Remembering the late Moses Malone for Sports on Earth
Darryl Dawkins was not the only shatterer of backboards. My piece for Sports on Earth