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Name:  Paul F. Gullifor  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

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Gullifor lives in Peoria, Illinois and is a professor at Bradley University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gullifor is a native of South Bend, Indiana, where he graduated from St. Joseph's High School. He graduated from Indiana State University with both his Bachelors and Masters in broadcasting. He earned his PhD in comminications from the University of Missouri and joined the faculty at Bradley University in 1988.Gullifor's book reveals the colorful history of the broadcasting of Notre Dame gootball, from the first readio play-by-play in 1922 through the school's controversial network television contract. Notre Dame braodcasting legends Joe Boland, Tony Robers, Tom Pagna, Lindsey Nelson and Paul Hornung are profiled in the book. The book is a one-of-a-kind presentation of the big business of sports broadcasting.


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Titles At Your Library

The Fighting Irish on the Air: The History of Notre Dame Football Broadcasting
ISBN: 188869839X

Taylor Trade Publishing. 2001

Author Paul Gullifor presents a one-of-a-kind chronicle of Notre Dame football broadcasting history―from the days of Rockne and gridraphs to radio and television. It's a fascinating history of broadcasting, the university, and its glorious football tradition all in one volume!

Courting Success: Muffet McGraw's Formula for Winning--in Sports and in Life
ISBN: 1589790278

Taylor Trade Publishing. 2003

In the shadows of the nation's most storied football program, Muffet McGraw has quietly built the Notre Dame women's basketball program into a national power. Arguably, women's basketball has been the university's most consistently successful varsity sport. Over the past 15 years, Irish women's basketball teams have made 12 post-season appearances including nine trips to the NCAA tournament. The team's rise to national prominence was underscored with a national championship in 2001. In short, the Notre Dame women's basketball prgram has been steadily built into a perennial national championship contender, and its architect for those 15 years has been Head Coach Muffet McGraw.

McGraw has more than 300 victories at Notre Dame and a winning percentage of .729 with numerous awards to attest to McGraw's coaching success. Her honors in 2001 alone: Women's Basketball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year, Naismith's Women's College Coach of the Year, Associated Press' Coach of the Year, Sports Illustrated for Women's Coach of the Year, and Big East Conference Coach of the Year. Personal accolades aside, Coach McGraw works hard to define effective methods for her players that will not only mean success on the court-but will also translate to personal fulfillment in life. Accordingly, in Courting Success McGraw outlines her ingredients for success-on and off the court-by sharing stories of hard lessons learned, the value of finely tuned work ethic and discipline, experiences that motivate and inspire, and "key plays" to put into daily living practice.