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Mike Lupica

Biography

Mike Lupica

Mike Lupica is one of the most prominent sports writers in America. His longevity at the top of his field is based on his experience and insider's knowledge, coupled with a provocative presentation that takes an uncompromising look at the tumultuous world of professional sports. Today he is a syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News, which includes his popular "Shooting from the Lip" column, which appears every Sunday.

He began his newspaper career covering the New York Knicks for the New York Post at age 23. He became the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper with the New York Daily News, which he joined in 1977. For more than 30 years, Lupica has added magazines, novels, sports biographies, other non-fiction books on sports, as well as television to his professional resume. For the past fifteen years, he has been a TV anchor for ESPN's The Sports Reporters. He also hosted his own program, The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN2.

In 1987, Lupica launched "The Sporting Life" column in Esquire magazine. He has published articles in other magazines, including Sport, World Tennis, Tennis, Golf Digest, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, ESPN: The Magazine, Men's Journal and Parade. He has received numerous honors, including the 2003 Jim Murray Award from the National Football Foundation.

Mike Lupica co-wrote autobiographies with Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells, collaborated with noted author and screenwriter, William Goldman on Wait 'Till Next Year, and wrote The Summer of '98, Mad as Hell: How Sports Got Away from the Fans and How We Get It Back and Shooting From the Lip, a collection of columns. In addition, he has written a number of novels, including DEAD AIR, EXTRA CREDITS, LIMITED PARTNER, JUMP, FULL COURT PRESS, RED ZONE, TOO FAR and national bestsellers WILD PITCH and BUMP AND RUN. DEAD AIR was nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best First Mystery and became a CBS television move, "Money, Power, Murder" to which Lupica contributed the teleplay. Over the years he has been a regular on the "CBS Morning News," "Good Morning America" and "The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour." On the radio, he has made frequent appearances on Imus in the Morning since the early 1980s.

His previous young adult novels, TRAVEL TEAM, HEAT, MIRACLE ON 49TH STREET, and the summer hit for 2007, SUMMER BALL, have shot up the New York Times bestseller list. Lupica is also what he describes as a "serial Little League coach," a youth basketball coach, and a soccer coach for his four children, three sons and a daughter. He and his family live in Connecticut.

Mike Lupica

Books by Mike Lupica

by Mike Lupica - Ficton , Sports, Youth Fiction

12-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school's football team, but when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he's first-string. He even becomes a celebrity when his podcast gets noticed by a sports radio host, who plays Charlie's fantasy picks for all of Los Angeles to hear.

by Mike Lupica - Fiction, Health/Fitness, Hobbies, Sports, Young Adult 10+
Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night Lights. He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last season --- not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and local legend, Troy Cullen.
by Mike Lupica - Children (Ages 8-10), Fiction, Relationships

Ben is known as the best point guard throughout the league. And now that Shawn O'Brien has joined their team, they are a shoo-in to win it all. But there is a new point guard in town, Chase Braggs, who seems to be better, stronger and faster. Ben's rivalry with Chase seems to take the fun out of playing ball with his best friends. Will Ben be able to pull it together for his team and for himself?

by Mike Lupica - Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 10+

There's a reason teammates call him "True." Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. Before long, True buys in to his own hype. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing.

by Mike Lupica - Fiction, Sports

Eleven-year-old Ben McBain wants to become starting quarterback on his school’s football team. Standing less than five-feet tall, Ben doesn’t measure up, especially against Shawn O’Brien. Shawn has the size and arm strength, but not the heart. And he has a secret that Ben has promised not to tell.

by Mike Lupica - Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 10+

With no funding for things like uniforms and a cared-for playing field, with seemingly every other family moving to find jobs, there simply isn't enough money or players for a football season. Can one kid rally an entire town and give everyone a reason to believe?