“Winter Practice” by John Affleck

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Winter Practice takes us to the courts of Bishop Franklin High School. The girls’ varsity team is preparing for their practice, but are resigned to practice outside in the winter’s cold, as the gym is being occupied by the boys’ varsity team. To be game ready, the girls play scrimmage a match with second string freshmen and disgraced varsity players. They prove that girls are relentless, and prove that they can be just as good as boys on the court. Affleck delivers a fast-paced story that leaves you on the edge of your seat as the girls take on the boys.


Winter Practice

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About the Author
A veteran journalist with a track record of success as a national manager in both sports and news at The Associated Press, joined the College of Communications faculty in August 2013 as the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and director of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Since joining the faculty, Affleck has focused on giving students with a classroom experience that will prepare them to step right into a newsroom and perform well. He does this by providing attentive editing, practical tips, on-campus reporting assignments and an accent on working with the latest storytelling tools.
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