National Writers Series: An evening with John U. Bacon

Dec 31, 2015

John U. Bacon

On this broadcast from the National Writers Series, John U. Bacon tells the story of meeting with legendary University of Michigan coach Bo Schembechler after writing an article about Michigan football. Bacon has covered sports for various newspapers and has written numerous books about University of Michigan athletics.

His latest book is "Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football." Bacon got his start in journalism when Detroit News editor Bob Giles gave him his break. Before that, Bacon was in law school, but he wanted to be a writer. So, he says he made a deal with himself.