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Pro Football Prospectus Author Aaron Schatz to Speak at Northeastern University

(8/8/07) BOSTON, Mass. – Aaron Schatz, author of the widely acclaimed Pro Football Prospectus, will discuss his new guide, Pro Football Prospectus 2007: The Essential Guide to the 2007 Pro Football Season, on Wednesday, August 15 at Northeastern University’s Curry Student Center from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Often compared to revolutionary baseball statistician Bill James, Schatz provides in-depth, unique analysis of skill players, offensive and defensive lines, special teams and total team efficiency. His guide offers an important tool for hard-core football fans and has been lauded by former players, current coaches and the media for its premiere statistical examination of data not currently available in the NFL’s official statistics.

Schatz is a mainstay on TV and radio stations such as ESPN, CNN and NPR, and has written for a number of publications including The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The New Republic and the Boston Phoenix.

As editor-and-chief of FootballOutsiders.com, a website that provides objective, one-of-a-kind analysis, Schatz has transformed the art of football coverage. Schatz also compiles the NFL Power Rankings for Foxsports.com and offers analysis for the New York Sun. Previously, he spent five years on the radio at WBRU Providence and WRKO Daytona Beach and three years as the writer and producer of the Lycos 50, the Internet’s No. 1 authority on the people, places and things searched for online.

Schatz’s appearance is co-sponsored by Northeastern Libraries and the Northeastern Bookstore.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Jason Kornwitz at 617-373-5471.

About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit www.northeastern.edu.