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|2021 FULL COURT PRESS
Sports Writing Seminar and Scholarship Competition
“Full Court Press,” the 20th annual United States Basketball Writers Association sports writing seminar and scholarship competition, will take place on Thursday, April 1 with a series of exclusive virtual experiences for college students with an interest in sports journalism.
Students can enter a competition for scholarships up to $1,500 in honor of the late Larry Donald, the only two-time USBWA president and the founding editor of Basketball Times.
The free event provides college students with an opportunity to cover the NCAA Final Four two days before the semifinal games. Students will have exclusive access to players and coaches participating in the Final Four.
The virtual events will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a panel discussion including:
Panelists will discuss topics such as the influence of social media, the state of the job market, navigational skills in a 24/7 digital era and survival tactics to deal with increasingly challenging deadlines.
The seminar is organized by the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI and will be moderated by its director, USBWA executive director Malcolm Moran.
There is limited space available, so early registration is strongly encouraged. Applications will be processed in the order they are received. A wait list will be created when available spots are taken.
Full Court Press Schedule (As of March 31; All Times Eastern):
10-11 a.m.: Panel discussion
12:45-1 p.m.: Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson
2-2:15 p.m.: Baylor Head Coach Scott Drew
3:45-4 p.m.: Gonzaga Head Coach Mark Few
5:45-6 p.m.: UCLA Head Coach Mick Cronin
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