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Hal Bock

Hal Bock

Adjunct Professor

B.A., New York University


Bock has written sports for the Associated Press since 1963, covering more Super Bowls and World Series than any AP sports writer in history. His assignments covered the full spectrum of sports: baseball and football playoffs, Olympic Games, championship fights, the Kentucky Derby, the Indy 500, Wimbledon and U.S. Open Tennis, the Masters and U.S Open Golf, college football bowls and the NCAA Final Four. Bock has written or edited 13 books and scores of magazine articles, and his work has appeared in the Fireside Book of Baseball and in the anthology Best Sports Stories of the Year. Most recently, he wrote the text for The Associated Press Pictorial History of Baseball and children’s books on Super Bowl MVP Steve Young and NBA MVP David Robinson. He led panel discussions at Hofstra University’s Babe Ruth Conference in 1995 and Long Island University’s Jackie Robinson conference in 1997.

Bock, a native of New York City and a 1961 journalism graduate of New York University, won Associated Press Sports Editors awards for his Olympic coverage in 1980, columns in 1986, enterprise writing in 1990, Sunday features in 1991, and feature writing in 1994 and 1996. He shared an Associated Press Managing Editors award in 1993 for a series on sports gambling and won Pro Football Writers Association writing contest prizes in 1995 and 1996. He was a judge for the Women’s Sports Foundation 2000 journalism awards and teaches sports writing, news reporting and sports public relations at the Brooklyn Campus of LIU.


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