(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 Foot​ball​Out​siders​.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 Foxs​ports​.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​.north​eastern​.edu.