U.S. Basketball Writers Association 2013 BEST WRITING CONTEST
COLUMN | GAME STORY | ENTERPRISE | MAGAZINE FEATURE | FEATURE
WINNERS: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
"We had the best response ever from the membership for the writing contest," said USBWA Executive Director Joe Mitch. "Not only did we have a record number of entries but we had more women enter the contest than ever before."

The top five finishers in each category receive a plaque and a cash prize for their winning entries. First place is awarded $150, second place $125, third place $100, fourth place $75 and fifth place $50.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., serves as sponsor of the writing contest. "The Hall of Fame has been with us as a sponsor for many years now," said Mitch. "We are grateful to John Doleva (President and CEO of the Hall of Fame) and his staff for their generosity and support of the USBWA."
COLUMN
1. Tom Archdeacon, Dayton Daily News: Giving The Gift Of Life
2. Luke DeCock, Raleigh News & Observer: NCAA, I Hardly Know Ye
3. Mick McCabe, Detroit Free Press: Fab Five Spoiled The Moment
4. Mike DeCourcy, The Sporting News: Remembering Rick Majerus
5. Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Zags Lurch Into The Sunset
GAME STORY/SPOT NEWS
1. Luke Winn, Sports Illustrated: Getting Kevin Ware Home
2. Brendan Prunty, Newark Star-Ledger: His Father's Smile Said It All
3. Nicole Auerbach, USA Today, Beilein's Big Blue Welcome
4. Michael Rothstein, ESPN.com/Wolverine Nation: Burke's Spin, Strip Stuns Sparty
5. Jesse Temple, Fox Sports Wisconsin: Season-Long Blemish Bites Badgers
ENTERPRISE
1. John Feinstein, Washington Post: The Coaching Life
2. Joe Rexrode, Detroit Free Press: A Handshake That Changed Everything
3. Curtis Eichelberger, Bloomberg News: Huge NCAA Payday Just A Myth
4. Pete Thamel, The New York Times: 'What Happened To Him?'
5. Joshua Parrott, Basketball Times: Of Doctors, Dunks And 1983 Extravaganza
MAGAZINE LENGTH FEATURE
1. Dana O'Neil, ESPN.com: Basketball Heaven? It's In Indiana
2. John Akers, Basketball Times: Jimmy V's Courage: Never Forget It
3. Elena Bergeron, ESPN The Magazine, Those Pictures In His Mind
4. Kathy Orton, Washington Post Magazine: Catching Up With Ralph Sampson
5. Todd Dybas, Tacoma News Tribune: Shawn Time Is On Time
MODERATE LENGTH FEATURE
1. Jeff Goodman, CBSSports.com: One Coach's Unimaginable Tragedy
2. Jesse Newell, Lawrence Journal-World: Grandma Grace's Secret
3. Reid Forgrave, FoxSports.com: Wichita State In Tall Cotton
4. Tom Housenick, The Morning Call: B.J. Finds A Family
5. Chris Tomasson, FoxSports.com: Tom Crean To The Rescue
WINNERS: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001