Tag Archives: sports

Tennis, anyone?

Did you know? On July 6th in 1957, Althea Gibson became the first African American Wimbledon champion when she won the women’s singles title. Later that year she won the U.S. Open as well. You can learn more from the … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – April 28, 2015

Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics Edited by Eddie Comeaux GV351 .I67 2015 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor This timely book contains essays on many aspects of intercollegiate athletics ranging from the history of organized competition on American campuses to ethical issues … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – December 9, 2014

Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete by Joan Steidinger GV709 .S74 2014 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Anyone who has competed in sports knows that teammates develop strong bonds — and often strong rivalries. This book explores the … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – February 26

Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat: The Science Behind Drugs in Sport by Chris Cooper RC1230 .C59 2012 New Arrivals, 2nd floor There’s nothing like a good scandal to make the world go round. The sports world is not without its slip-ups, … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – October 23

Help the Helper: Building a Culture of Extreme Teamwork by Kevin Pritchard & John Eliot HD58.7 .P7427 2012 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Going along with the theme of the first ‘crunch time’ of the semester, you’re either writing a research … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – September 25

Mathletics: A Scientist Explains 100 Amazing Things About the World of Sports by John Barrow GV 706.8 .B373 2012 New Arrivals, 2nd floor This past weekend, I did something that I had previously thought was unthinkable – I ran a … Continue reading

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Library TV this week: March Madness

Hey you hoop fans! The Library’s big screen TV will show March Madness games this week. I’d never suggest skipping class, but when you’re free come on over and follow the bouncing ball! A complete bracket of the teams playing … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – March 2

Playbooks and Checkbooks: An Introduction to the Economics of Modern Sports by Stefan Szymanski GV717 .S993 2009 New Book Island, 2nd floor With the Olympics closing this past weekend, the NBA and NHL in the middle of their seasons and … Continue reading

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Baseball: Read All About It

Baseball season is in full swing. If you’re a fan and watching your favorite team (go Brewers!) isn’t enough to satisfy your craving for baseball, check out one of the many baseball books in the library. Here are just a few of … Continue reading

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Olympic fever?

Yes, it’s time for the summer Olympics, being held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, on August 8-24, starting with the opening ceremony (on television Friday evening). Visit the International Olympic Committee’s official web site, which lists the summer events … Continue reading

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