May 5, 2014

Blue Lines and Bylines: Don Birkmayer Reflects

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Don T. Birkmayer surveys the table in front of him and selects a yellowing piece of paper from among the printed pages scattered across its surface. Holding it up to the sunlight, he casts his light blue eyes over the sheet and, lifting it to his nose, comments, “that paper smells, doesn’t it.”

Emily Berman / Sun Assistant Sports EditorFrom 1953 through 1993, Don Birkmayer ran the Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletter, which reported scores, standings and the top stories from around the leagues.