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Deford to look at hype in sports, April 24

Prolific journalist, author and commentator Frank Deford will present a lecture on "Sports: The Hype and the Hoopla" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Deford, a member of Princeton's class of 1961, is one of the country's best known sports journalists. He currently is a commentator on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," a correspondent for HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" and a senior contributing writer at Sports Illustrated. He has written 15 books, including "The Entitled," a novel about celebrity, sex and baseball that will be published in May.

Deford has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters and voted six times by his peers as U.S. Sportswriter of the Year. The American Journalism Review has cited him as the nation's finest sportswriter, and twice he was voted Magazine Writer of the Year by the Washington Journalism Review. He has received numerous other honors, including Emmy and Peabody awards for his broadcasting work.

The talk is part of the Jake McCandless Speaker Series sponsored by the Princeton Varsity Club.

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