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On Display at Clarkston: 2016

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

January 2016

On the Gridiron

Bettis, Jerome and Gene Wojciechowski. The Bus: My Life in and out of a Helmet.
New York: Doubleday, 2007.
Call #: GV939.B48 A3 2007
His prodigious talents made him a college hero at Notre Dame, but despite his performance on the field, he always worried that he would revert to Detroit Jerome and blow his chance to make good. Even when he was drafted by the Rams in the first round, Bettis wondered if he had what it takes to succeed.

Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness.
"Tackling in Youth Football."
136.5(2015): e1419-e1430.
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-3282
This statement reviews the literature regarding injuries in football, particularly those of the head and neck, the relationship between tackling and football-related injuries, and the potential effects of limiting or delaying tackling on injury risk.

Edmunson, Mark. Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game.
New York: Penguin Press, 2014.
Call # GV939.E35 A3 2014
Reflects upon the author's experiences as a high school football player to showcase larger truths about the ways football shapes the lives of American men.

Eubanks, Steve. All American: Two Young Men, The 2001 Army-Navy Game, and the War They Fought in Iraq.
New York: William Morrow, 2013.
Call # DS79.766.A1 E93 2013
In December of 2001, West Point cadet Chad Jenkins and Naval Academy midshipman Brian Stann faced off in the Army-Navy game and would not meet for another decade as they went to war, led soldiers, and witnessed and participated in events they never imagined possible.

Fort, Rodney D. and Jason A. Winfree 15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013.
Call # Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost GV716 .F665 2013
In 15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong, authors Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree apply sharp economic analysis to bust some of the most widespread urban legends about college and professional athletics.

Garcia, Jessie. My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting.
Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2013.
Call # Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost GV742.42.G35 A3 2013
Ever wonder what it’s like to interview famous athletes and coaches? For twenty years, sportscaster Jessie Garcia has done just that. In My Life with the Green & Gold she brings fans to the sidelines at Lambeau Field, inside the locker room, aboard the Packers bus, and into the host’s chair at The Mike McCarthy Show.

Graham Robert et. al. Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: IMproving the Science, Changing the Culture.
Washington: National Academies Press, 2014.
Call # Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RC394.C7 S667 2014
The committee was charged with reviewing the available literature on concussions within the context of developmental neurobiology, specifically relating to the causes of concussions, their relationship to impacts to the head or body during sports, the effectiveness of protective devices and equipment, screening for and diagnosis of concussions, their treatment and management, and their long-term consequences.

National Hockey League Players Association

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis.
Public Broadcasting Service. Films on Demand. Web. 2013
Call # Films on Demand via GALILEO
The NFL is under assault as thousands of former players claim the league has covered up football's connection to long-term brain injuries. This FRONTLINE investigation details how, for years, the league denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that the violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to an alarming incidence of early onset dementia, catastrophic brain damage, and CTE.

Maxymuk, John. Strong Arm Tactics: A History and Statistical Analysis of the Professional Quarterback.
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Pub., 2008.
Call # GV938 .M39 2008
This book traces the interesting history of the professional quarterback, from the early years when the quarterback was a blocker to the modern-day player who must be the eyes, ears, brains, and, of course, the accurate, strong arm of the offense

National Football League.
National Football Leagues.
National Football League.
The National Football League's official site features: fantasy games, ticket information, their view on the concussion crisis, contact info, and more.
Eileen H. Kramer

National Football League Players Association.
National Football League Players Association.
National Football League Players Association.
The National Football League Players Association is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA has shown that it will do whatever is necessary to assure that the rights of players are protected—including ceasing to be a union, if necessary, as it did in 1989. In 1993, the NFLPA again was officially recognized as the union representing the players, and negotiated a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL. The current CBA will govern the sport through 2020.

Oher, Michael and Don Yaeger. I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond.
New York: Gotham Books, 2011.
Call # GV939.O44 A3 2011
The football star made famous in the hit film "The Blind Side" reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. While many people are now familiar with Oher's amazing journey, this is the first time he shares his story in his own words.

All American

Pearlman, Jeff. Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton.
New York: Gotham, 2011.
Call # GV939.P39 P43 2011
n the twelve years since his death from cancer, the legend of Walter Payton has only grown in magnitude. This is the definitive biography of an iconic American sportsman-- and one of the most uniquely complex and enigmatic superstars in the history of American sport.

Rice, Jerry and Brian Curtis Go Long! My Journey Beyond the Game and the Fame.
New York: Ballantine Books, 2007.
Call # GV939.R53 A33 2007
Jerry Rice has been called the best pro football player ever. In spite of his legendary gridiron skills, or even his ability to transform himself into a ballroom-dance prodigy on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, the surprising fact is, a guy like Jerry Rice is made and not just born.

Tuaolo, Esera and John Rosengren. Alone in the Trenches: My Life as a Gay Man in the NFL.
Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2006.
Call # GV939.T78 A3 2006
his is Esera Tuaolo's own searing story of terror and hope. A Samoan raised on a Hawaiian banana plantation, he had a natural talent, football. He went on to play for five NFL teams: the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Carolina Panthers, and the Atlanta Falcons in the 1999 Super Bowl. But for the nine years he played professional football he lived in terror that when his face flashed upon the TV screen, someone would divulge his darkest secret. Esera Tuaolo is gay.

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Warm up with a Sports Book

Calling all arm chair athelets and fans! GSU Perimeter College Clarkston's library kicks off 2016 with a display devoted to four spectator sports: football, basketball, ice hockey and figure skating. This display features books about both men and women, web sites, and even a few videos.

On the Court.

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem. Kareem.
New York: Random House, 1990.
Call # GV884.A24 A3 1990
An autobiography of the seven-foot, two-inch Black basketball star whose life has been greatly influenced by his family, basketball, and the religion of Islam.

Allred, Lance. Longshot: The Advetures of a Deaf, Fundamentalist Mormon Kid and his Journey to the NBA.
New York: HarperOne, 2009.
Call # GV884.A45 A3 2009
The NBA's first legally deaf player recounts his childhood on a polygamist compound in Montana, the difficulties he faced playing collegiate basketball, his brief time playing professionally in Europe, and the success that brought him to the NBA.

Coffey, Wayne R. Winning Sounds Like This: A Season with the Women's Basketball Team at Gallaudet, the World's Only University for the Deaf.
New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003.
Call # GV885.43.G25 C64 2003
Winning Sounds Like This is the remarkable story of the nation’s most unique and inspiring women’s basketball team and its 1999–2000 season. It is the touching chronicle of players who don’t hear buzzers or cheers, a coach who has never used a whistle, and a university that is a mecca for deaf culture throughout the world.

Colton, Larry. Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn.
New York: Warner Books, 2001.
Call # GV886 .C65 2001
ow in paperback, this work by freelance journalist Colton is a brilliant account of a teenage Native American girl who fought for honor on and off the basketball courts. 8-page photo insert.

Erving, Julius and Karl Taro Greenfield. Dr. J.: The Autobiography.
New York: Harper, 2013.
Call # GV884.E78 A3 2013
With startling honesty and an unmistakable voice, Dr. J is a historic self-portrait of an American legend, Julius "The Doctor" Erving. With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of the double life of Julius Erving. Dr. J traces the inner lives of the nearly perfect player and the imperfect man--and how he has come to terms with both.

Jackson, Phil and Hugh Delehanty. Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.
New York: Penguin Press, 2013.
Call # GV884.J32 A3 2013
During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values.

McCallum, Jack. Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Change the Game of Basketball Forever.
New York: Ballantine Books, 2012.
Call # GV885.49.O43 M35 2012
hey were the Beatles of basketball, the Mercury Seven in sneakers. In Dream Team, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team that captivated the world, kindled the hoop dreams of countless children around the planet, and remade the NBA into a global sensation.

Thirteen Women Strong  Kareem: an Autobiography  Yao, a Life in Two Worlds

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National Basketball Association.
National Basketball Association.
The NBA's official site with links to teams, minor leagues, clips from games, ticket information, and merchandise.
Eileen H. Kramer

National Basketball Players Association.
National Basketball Players Association.<
National Basketball Players Association.
Synopsis: The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA mission is to ensure that the rights of NBA players are protected and that every conceivable measure is taken to assist players in maximizing their opportunities and achieving their goals, both on and off the court.

O'Neal, Shaquille and Jackie MacMullan. Shaq Uncut: My Story.
New York: Grand Central Pub., 2011.
Call # GV884.O54 A3 2011
The four-time NBA champion describes his life and colorful career, from his sports victories to acting and rapping and offers his thoughts on fellow luminaries including Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson.

Prygorski, Vince. Worst to First or a "Shock"ing Tale of Women's Basketball in Motown.
Denver: Outskirts Press, 2006.
Call # GV885.52.D49 P79 200
It Was A Truly "Shock"ing Turnaround! From worst record in the league to WNBA champions...this was the history making achievement of the 2003 Detroit Shock. Led by great players like Swin Cash, Ruth Riley, Deanna Nolan and Cheryl Ford, and coached by Detroit Piston legend Bill Laimbeer, the Shock knocked off the defending champions from Los Angeles in a thrilling three game championship final. This book tells the entire history of the Shock through the 2003 season, and also includes general background information on women's basketball.

Stringer, C. Vivian and Laura Tucker. Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph.
New York: Crown Publishers, 2008.
Call # GV884.S765 A3 2008
Coal miner's daughter, gifted athlete, and head coach of the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights, C. Vivian Stringer tells her story of facing punishing odds yet managing to carry her burdens with grace and lead her team twice to the national championships.

Wallace, Robert K. Thirteen Women Strong: The Making of a Team.
Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2008.
Call # Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost GV885.43.N69 W35 2008
Thirteen Women Strong' chronicles the 2006-2007 season of the Northern Kentucky University women's basketball team. Including compelling interviews with the players themselves, this work welcomes readers into the lives of young women whose world is made up of equal parts pressure and accomplishment.

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WNBA Players ASsociation.
WNBA Players ASsociation.
WNBA Players ASsociation.
he WNBPA is committed to protecting the rights of WNBA players and advancing and safeguarding the economic and social welfare of all WNBA players, both on and off the court.

Women's National Basketball Association.
Women's National Basketball Association.
On April 24, 1996, women’s basketball announced “We Got Next” as the NBA Board of Governors approved the concept of a Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) to begin play in June 1997. Since then, the WNBA has been the home for the best women’s basketball talent in the world. With the league about to enter its 20th season, take a look back at WNBA’s bright history.

Yao, Ming and Ric Boucher. Yao: A Life in Two Worlds.
New York: Miramax Books, 2004.
Call # GV884.Y36 A3 2004
The China-born center for the Houston Rockets chronicles his odyssey from his Shanghai youth, through his first year in the NBA and the challenges he has faced, to his role as an international sports icon.

At the Rink

Daccord, Brian. Hockey Goaltending.
Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1998.
Call # GV848.76 .D33 1998
A guide for both ice and in-line hockey goalies offers techniques and tactics to use in every shooting situation and provides advice on equipment, exercise, and goaltending styles.

Fischler, Stan. Motor City Muscle.
Los Angeles: Firefly Books, 1996.
Call # GV848.D47 F58 1996
The names still have a clarion call, ringing true like cathedral bells -- Gordie Howe, Terry Sawchuk, "Terrible" Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, Red Kelly -- a great cast of tough, talented hockey players. After all, how many teams can claim to have finished first place six seasons in a row?

McDonnell, Chris. For the Love of Hockey: Hockey Stars' Personal Stories.
Willowdale, ONT: Firefly Books, 1997.
Call # GV848.5.A1 F67 1997
Told in the players' own words, these stories are infused with the same skill, spirit, character and determination that carried each of these men to the heights of the National Hockey League and made hockey one of the most popular sports in the world.

Hockey Goaltending  League of Denial  Motor City Muscle

National Hockey League.
National Hockey League.
National Hockey League.
The official site of the National Hockey League featuring everything from league history, links to minor hockey leagues, player profiles, and the 2013 (latest) collective bargaining agreement, all in several languages.
Eileen H. Kramer

National Hockey League Players Association.
National Hockey League Players Association.
The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) is the union for professional hockey players in the National Hockey League (NHL). Created in 1967, the union negotiates and enforces fair terms and conditions of employment for NHL players.

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Magic on Ice

Baiul, Oksana, Christopher Sweet, and Doroethy Hamill. Secrets of Skating.
New York: Universe Pub., 1997.
Call # GV849 .B25 1997
Olympic champion Oksana Baiul reveals, in her own words, the principles, techniques, and philosophy that make up this immensely popular sport. New photography taken especially for the book gives readers an unprecedented, up-close look at how a triple lutz is really completed, how a professional ice show comes together, how a costume is created, and all the rigors and pain of training and Olympic competition.

Hamill, Dorothy and Deborah Amelon. A Skating Life.
New York: Hyperion, 2007.
Call # GV850.H3 A335 2007
Dorothy Hamill grew up on the ice, working toward the dream she was to accomplish by age nineteen: Olympic gold in figure skating. But life was not the picture of perfection it appeared to be. Dorothy faced a painful inner struggle--though she did not know about the depression that ran in her family until much later in life. Weeks and months away from home to train and compete took a difficult toll, yet little reprieve could be found in her tumultuous and fragile relationship with her parents.

Helmer, Diana S. and Tom Owens. History of Figure Skating.
New York: Power Kids Press, 2000.
Call # EBooks on EBSCO Host GV850.4 .H45 2000
Traces the history of figure skating and examines some of its notable performers.

Milton, Steve. Figure Skating's Greatest Stars.
Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2009.
Call # GV850.A2 M55 2009
Presents the finest of skating's four Olympic disciplines: men's singles, women's singles, pairs and ice dancing.

Morrissey, Peter and James Young. Figure Skating School: A Professionally Structured Course from Basic Steps to Advanced Techniques.
Willowdale, ONT: Firefly Books, 1997.
Call # GV850.4 .M677 1997
Figure Skating School is for people of all ages and abilities. Whatever your level of fitness and sporting ability, you can make great progress with this practical guide. A systematic course of instruction, it guides you from basic steps--skating forwards and backwards -- through the most advanced techniques such as double flip and triple Salchow.

US Figure Skating.
Welcome to US Figure Skating.
US Figure Skating.

U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States. U.S. Figure Skating is a member of the International Skating Union (ISU), the international federation for figure skating, and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC).

Figure Skating School  Secrets of Skating 

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