WOMENS BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES JACKIE MACMULLAN BOOK SIGNING
DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire women's basketball
coach Kristin Cole
announced today that alumna and former captain of the women's
basketball team, Jackie MacMullan, will sign and sell copies of her
new book "When the Game Was Ours," on Friday, Nov. 13 at the Paul
Sweet Oval in the UNH Field House.
"I am thrilled to have Jackie back on campus for her book signing," said Kristin Cole. "She is a wonderful person and one of our greatest alumni. Her book is fantastic and is a must read."
With the release of her book this month, MacMullan continues her book signing tour as she makes the stop in Durham just before the women's basketball team plays their season-opener against St. Joseph's University in Lundholm Gymnasium at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., as the signing begins at 6 p.m.
MacMullan is a nationally recognized sports columnist for the Boston Globe and a frequent correspondent for ESPN. Her book, which is co-authored by legendary rivals and former NBA All-Stars Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics and Earvin "Magic" Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers, highlights the careers of the two stars and the inner workings of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s.
MacMullan has contributed to the Boston Globe for more than three decades, covering numerous high profile events including the 1986 World Series, the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals and the 1988 Olympic Games, as well as numerous Final Four tournaments and NBA championships.
Aside from her stint with the Globe, she was also a correspondent for WHDH-TV (Channel 7) in Boston and for New England Sports Network (NESN). In addition, she worked as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and was a regular contributor to CNN/SI, from 1999 to 2000.
Her writing and reporting efforts have not gone unnoticed, as she has won national writing awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors, including first place for investigative reporting in 1993 and feature writing in 1994. She received the Tufts University Distinguished Achievement Award in 1995, was named the New England Women's Leadership Award recipient in 1997, was named the New Fund Hall of Fame media recipient in 2000, was inducted into the UNH Hall of Honor in 2001 and was honored by the Institute of Study and Sport in Society in 2003 as its Hero in Sport winner.
MacMullan graduated from UNH cum laude and played four years of basketball, leading the team in scoring as a sophomore and served as team's captain in her senior year. She was the recipient of both the Robert Perry Student-Athlete Award and the Dean Williamson Award, which is given to the student who excels in scholarship athletics and loyalty to the university.
Books will be available for purchase for $26, a package that includes a free ticket to the women's basketball game immediately following the signing. In addition, students and those purchasing three or more books will receive a 10 percent discount off their entire purchase.