U.S. Basketball Writers Association 2008 BEST WRITING CONTEST
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1. Lew Freedman, Basketball Times: Loyola recalls color barrier-breaking moment long forgotten and ignored
2. John Feinstein, Washington Post: Comparing Roy Williams to his mentor, Dean Smith
3. David Jones, Harrisburg Patriot-News: Remembering Bob Knight
4. Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal: Indiana, buried and burned by the Kelvin Sampson ugly scandal, has no one to blame but itself
5. Gary Parrish, cbssports.com: How silver-tongued Memphis Coach John Calipari can talk a mailman into going for a walk on his day off
1. John Feinstein, Washington Post: American University's first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 41 years
2. Kellis Robinett, Idaho State Journal: Montana's overtime win over Idaho State
3. Fran Blinebury, Houston Chronicle: Kansas' Final Four semifinal win over North Carolina
4. Lew Freedman, Basketball Times: Illinois-Chicago Coach Jimmy Collins returns from near-death, has his smile back and is having fun
5. Pete Thamel, The New York Times: No-name West Virginia Mountaineers stun Duke's All-Americans in NCAA tournament, soak up the irony
1. Robbi Pickeral, Raleigh News & Observer: Profile on Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams
2. Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated: A look at excessive harassment of opposing players by fans
3. Ken Davis, nbcsports.com: History of cutting down of the nets to celebrate a championship
4. Jack Styczynski, Basketball Times: Duke on top again in third analytical ranking of Division I schools that have won two-thirds of their games in last 10 seasons
5. Ian Rapoport, Birmingham News: Atlanta tornado damages Georgia Dome, scrambles schedule of NCAA tournament games
1. Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated: Analyzing the dribble-drive offense that's all the rage in basketball today
2. Jeff Fox, collegehoopsnet.com: Feature on Tennessee's Chris Lofton
3. Gordie Jones, The Morning Call: Three-part series about a game between two one-loss Division II teams in Pennsylvania, DeSales and Elizabethtown
4. J. Brady McCollough, Kansas City Star: Bill Self's story began in Oklahoma, where his ties are strong, but he's found a home at basketball-crazy Kansas
5. Mike Sorensen, Deseret News: Utah's Jim Boylen gets his long-awaited chance to become a head coach
1. Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Jeremy Pargo's journey from south Chicago to Gonzaga co-captain
2. John Feinstein, Washington Post: Former Maryland assistant and La Salle head coach Billy Hahn gets a second chance in coaching
3. Rob Schultz, Madison Capital Times: Wisconsin senior Michael Flowers' touching story about how meeting a 5-year-old boy with cancer affected his life
4. Marty Dobrow, Boston Globe: A prized journey to the magic of New York's Garden begins with a single step for Massachusetts' Dante Milligan
5. Bryan Burwell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The enigmatic odyssey of Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah
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