Immodesty compels . . .

Two writers long associated with the Reader will be reading from their new books Friday evening at an event the Book Cellar in Lincoln Square is calling Sports Night.

Mike Lenehan, a former owner and editor, will read from Ramblers, his account of the 1963 Loyola Ramblers basketball team that galloped to the NCAA championship, defeating in the regionals a Mississippi State team that defied Mississippi’s governor by sneaking out of the state to take the court against black players (Loyola started four), and in the national finals the two-time defending champions, Cincinnati.

And Ted Cox will read from 1001 Days in the Bleachers, a collection of sports columns he wrote for the Reader from 1983 to 2007.