Author Thomas McCaffrey

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Kermit Washington Slept Here

There are a number of ways the Quinnpiac-American game could have felt familiar to me. I'd spent two weeks on campus in the summer of 1997, at a camp for high schoolers interested in government. Jeff Jones, who coached UVa while I was in middle school in the Commonwealth, coaches the AU Eagles; his teams taught...

The Chuck: Where All the Pieces Matter

Intentions can be a heavy burden. I attended this game with a sense that I would attend a reasonably exciting inter-regional game between teams below the Red Line who have had some success in recent years, but are in no danger of being booted above the Red Line. I figured for my recap I could find some tenuous...

You Are Worthy

For many of us, particularly married thirty-somethings with no kids, the holidays mean travel. For me, that meant Waterloo, Iowa, for Christmas, and St. Petersburg, Fla., for New Year's Eve. As an added bonus to seeing family and friends, 800GP gave me another reason to be excited about getting out of the Washington,...

IN THE DISTRICT, THE RED LINE IS A BUS LINE

The subway is the glamour boy of public transit. New York's subway, Boston's T, and the Metro here in the greater Washington area are all, to varying degrees, well-known and reasonably easy to use for tourists and newcomers. There are maps with color-coded lines, and you don't really have to look at a timetable...

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One Beautiful Season

1BS weaved the history of mid-major college basketball together with stories from the 2009-10 season, culminating in Butler's epic run to the National Championship game. Now it's available as a free download: PDF in the original 592-page book layout with all photos and graphics, or ePub format for electronic reading devices.