Timeline Description: Known for his provocative sports commentary in the New York Daily News and appearances on ESPN, Mike Lupica is an author and newspaper columnist. He also does radio and television appearances in news and sports.
|May 11, 1952||Lupica was born.
Born in Oneida, New York, Mike Lupica moved with his family to Nashua New Hampshire where he spent most of his youth.
|1974||Lupica graduated from college.
After graduating from Boston College, Mike Lupica became a sportswriter in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He worked for Esquire magazine in the late 1980s.
|1975||Covered the New York Knicks.
At the age of twenty three, Lupica did not join the staff of the New York Post. He did, however, cover the New York Knicks as a freelance writer for the paper.
|1977||Mike Lupica joined a newspaper.
Lupica became the youngest columnist ever in 1977. Joining the New York Daily News was one of his smartest career moves.
|1984||Dead Air was written.
Lupica was a busy man with his newspaper career and television shows. However, he did find time to release his first novel in 1984.
|1987||Lupica started his own column.
“The Sporting Life” was launched in Esquire magazine as Lupica’s first column. He also published articles in close to ten other magazines, including Playboy, Sports Illustrated, and Golf Digest.
|1988||Lupica began working for ESPN.
A regularly rotating personality on The Sports Reporters, Lupica has his own show, The Mike Lupica Show. He also had a short lived radio show on WFAN.
|2003||Lupica won the Jim Murray Award.
The National Football Foundation honored Lupica with the Jim Murray Award in 2003. This award is America’s most prestigious sports writing award.
|2004||Travel Team was released.
This novel became a best seller shortly after it was released.
|February 15, 2007||Heat was released.
Lupica released his novel Heat about Michael Arroyo who grew up on the outside of Yankee Stadium and longed to be inside.
|May 9, 2011||Lupica’s radio show.
Lupica’s radio show started on Sports Center network. His show airs for one hour, five days a week.
|September 20, 2011||The Underdogs was released.
For young adults and any sports fan, this novel has action and shows Lupica’s passion for football. Many say it is an excellent read.
|September 17, 2013||Lupica will launch his newest novel.
This September, Mike Lupica will release his newest novel. Set in a Friday Night Lights type of town, QB1 will be an excellent coming of age story. One of the most prominent sports writers in America, Mike Lupica’s longevity is based on insider knowledge and uncompromising presentation. Lupica has written mystery novels, sport biographies, and newspaper columns. Mike Lupica currently lives in Connecticut. He lives with his wife, son, and three daughters. Mike states that his favorite event to cover is the Final Four because he takes his daughters with him.