Co-author of Scoreboard Baby visiting UW-Platteville

October 2, 2013
Scoreboard, Baby

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - Ken Armstrong, co-author of “Scoreboard Baby,” will be visiting the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Thursday, Oct. 10. “Scoreboard Baby” is this year’s Campus Read, which is currently being studied by more than 600 students.

While on campus, Armstrong will be making a guest appearance to classes in English, media studies and philosophy departments. He will also be speaking about his book in Ullsvik Hall, Velzy Commons from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with a question and answer session and book signing to follow.

At his presentation, Armstrong will be talking about themes of “Scoreboard Baby,” background on how he and co-author Nick Perry came to write the story, and the book in a larger context of athletics and scandals.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to meet the author of a book in fairly intimate circumstances and to ask questions both about the content of the book, and the process of writing a book,” said Evelyn Marten, director of the UW-Platteville Writing and Tutoring Resources.

“Scoreboard Baby,” documents misbehavior, criminal acts, scores of illegally sealed court records and the city’s protection of criminal athletes during the 2000 Rose Bowl-winning season of the Washington Huskies.

Armstrong is an award winning investigative journalist who has uncovered truths in the justice system while working at The Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times.

In 2009, Armstrong won the John Chancellor Award at Columbia University for lifetime achievement. He has also received the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and the Edgar Allan Poe in 2011 for “Scoreboard Baby.”

Armstrong’s presentation will be open to all campus and community members.

Contact: Evelyn Martens, UW-Platteville Writing and Tutoring Resources, (608) 342-1615,
Written by: Jessica Mueller, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 963-0614,


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