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.
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.
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.
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."
Check out some of the inteviews I've done so far for 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.
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.
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