Mike Celizic

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Michael J. Celizic (August 18, 1948[1] – September 22, 2010) was an American author and columnist.

Celizic was born in Leroy Township, Ohio, and was a graduate of Painesville Riverside High School and the University of Notre Dame.

Celizic authored seven books, including The Biggest Game of Them All: Notre Dame, Michigan State and the Fall of 1966.[2]

Celizic had been a reporter for the Home News Tribune of New Brunswick, New Jersey, and a sports columnist for The Record of Hackensack, New Jersey. He was also a columnist for msnbc.com for 13 years.[3] He was known for a trademark look that always included a hat.

Celizic died of cancer, survived by a wife, Margaret, and four children.[3] He had covered the treatment on his lymphoma in a journal for MSNBC up until his decision to forgo further chemotherapy treatments following an unfavorable diagnosis of the cancer's return from remission.[4]

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  1. ^ Celizic, Mike (2010-08-19). "Cancer journal: A happy birthday despite grim news". MSNBC. 
  2. ^ Mike Celzic. The Biggest Game of Them All: Notre Dame, Michigan State and the Fall of 1966. ISBN 0-671-75817-9. 
  3. ^ a b "A sad, fond farewell to Mike Celizic", George Malone, NBCSports.com, September 23, 2010
  4. ^ "Cancer journal: A happy birthday despite grim news", Mike Celizic, MSNBC, August 19, 2010

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