About Me

Hello, America! Or, at least, hello Northwoods Minnesota! My name is Jack Hittinger, and I will be guiding you through the wonderful world of Bemidji State Beaver sports.

Perhaps you stumbled upon this website and are wondering what the heck is going on. Maybe you are confused. I don’t blame you. You’ve probably never heard of me before. You shouldn’t have.

So, let’s get the introductions out of the way now. Who is this guy?

Imagine my (fictional) Topps baseball card, because paragraphs are stupid:


Jack Hittinger, with Babe
Jack Hittinger, with Babe the Blue Ox. Instagram makes everything look artsy.


Name: Jack Hittinger

Born: July 1986

Hometown: West Bloomfield Township, Mich.

Alma Mater: Hillsdale College ’08 (Go Chargers)

Major: English

Bats: Left

Throws: Right

Writes: Right (but mostly types, with both hands, on a keyboard)

Drinks: Coffee, Gatorade, Water, Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale

Reads: Flannery O’Connor, Phillip K. Dick, Joe Posnanski, Newspapers, Books about sports and music

Watches: Parks And Recreation, Mad Men, Jon Stewart, Coen Brothers films

Listens To: Got half an hour? Generally, indie rock, post punk, hip-hop, rock and roll.

Follows: Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Michigan State Spartans, lots of music, art, sports and design blogs on Google Reader


No stats available. Has never appeared in a Major League Baseball game. He is not a baseball player. The truth hurts, doesn’t it?

I think that just about covers it.

If you’d like to get to know me better feel free to send me an email (jhittinger at bemidjipioneer dot com). Or maybe give me a holler on Twitter (@Jackhitts) if you like your BSU sports observations mixed with rants about Jim Leyland.

You can ask me about anything: about BSU football, BSU golf, BSU hockey, what’s my favorite color, why Justin Verlander is so awesome, what I think of the new Spiritualized album, my favorite food, who Spiritualized is, why I like the Wu-Tang Clan so much, why people from Michigan are called Michiganders, etc.*

I will probably respond to you, unless you are mean. I’m not a native Minnesotan, so I still have a lot to discover and learn. Any chance I can get to meet people/talk with readers, I welcome it.

So please, stop reading this pointless bio and read about BSU sports!

*Answers for non-BSU questions: Blue; Because he throws 100 MPH in the ninth inning!; Very good, with lots of psych guitar freakouts and gospel choruses; Cheeseburgers; A psychedelic rock group from England; RZA’s piano playing on samples really ties the group together; Good question. Our state is shaped like a hand though, which is awesome. And I think we technically have more lakes than you do. But I haven’t fact-checked that.

2 Responses

  1. Did you go to the College that publishes Imprimis? Very classy publication.

    Love your blog. Bemidji State Hockey is getting more fun to follow this year, as Bitzer is an incredible goalie and anything can happen when the Fitzgerald triplets are on the ice.

  2. And yes, Michigan does have more lakes than Minnesota. And Michigan is a better school, academically, than MInnesota. But Michigan also has Detroit vs. The Twins (epic fail for Michigan), and Norman Borloug, PhD and worthiest Nobel Prize Winner EVER (saved over a billion lives) got his PhD from Minnesota, not Michigan.

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