U.S. Basketball Writers Association USBWA NEWS ARCHIVE
News and columns from the 2008-09 basketball season
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JULY 2009
Joint statement from USBWA and FWAA on media guides (7.14.09)

Steve Carp: Here to increase membership, watch over beat writers
Joe Mitch: Detroit was place to be for annual awards breakfast
John Akers: Next season, USBWA plans to catch a 'Rising Star'
Mel Greenberg: Women's Final Four offers a full plate of topics to explore
Final Four sportswriting workshops net two winners from 150 participants

Dick Jerardi: Closing out the decade with plenty of issues to discuss
Joe Mitch: Demise of newspapers sure to be hot topic in Detroit
Bryan Burwell: Negate networks' special access by outworking them
Oklahoma's Griffin wins Oscar Robertson Trophy
Kansas' Self wins Rawlings Henry Iba Trophy
Big East's Paquette receives Katha Quinn Award
Most Courageous is cancer survivor
Michigan State's Izzo is fitting Good Guy Award winner
Bozich, McCann, Axthelm feted

APRIL 2009
USBWA announces 2008-09 women's honors (4.1.09)

MARCH 2009
USBWA selects Oklahoma's Griffin as winner of Oscar Robertson Trophy (3.30.09)
Memphis' Evans named 2008-09 USBWA National Freshman of the Year (3.25.09)
Michigan State's Izzo to receive USBWA's Good Guy Award (3.24.09)
Kansas' Self wins Rawlings Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award (3.23.09)
USBWA announces 2008-09 Men's All-America Team (3.16.09)
USBWA announces 2008-09 Men's All-District Teams (3.10.09)
San Diego State's Davis selected for USBWA's Most Courageous Award (3.4.09)
USBWA announces finalists for Rawlings Henry Iba Award (3.2.09)

USBWA announces finalists for Oscar Robertson Trophy (2.26.09)

Dick Jerardi: Motor City Final Four coming at us in high gear
Joe Mitch: Michigan State's '79 champs to highlight Final Four breakfast
Steve Carp: When lines of communication break down, we're here to help
Bryan Burwell: Are coaches or writers the more worthy evaluators?
Dana O'Neil: Cure for the common quote? Leave the podium for politicians
Trio dominates USBWA Best Writing Contest

Dick Jerardi: USBWA has much to offer potential new members
Joe Mitch: Election Days coming up for USBWA, too
Steve Carp: Invite your local college-paper beat writer to join USBWA
Lenox Rawlings: Cramped and courtside is a tradeoff that works for everyone
Mel Greenberg: Women's coverage feeling the brunt of newspaper decline
Ted Gangi: Better manage your e-mail, better manage your life