U.S. Basketball Writers Association USBWA NEWS ARCHIVE
News and columns from the 2020-21 basketball season
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APRIL 2021
UConn's Bueckers wins 2020-21 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award (4.4.21)
USBWA unveils Tamika Catchings Award, Women's Coach of the Year Award winners (4.2.21)
USBWA names 2020-21 Women's All-America Team (4.2.21)
Iowa's Garza wins 2020-21 Oscar Robertson Trophy (4.1.21)

THE TIPOFF: MARCH 2021
Seth Davis: A pandemic navigated, a mentorship program launched
Malcolm Moran: Perry Wallace lends his name, courage to our award
Most Courageous Bluefield College's story matters
After 33 years, Waters still owns Syracuse beat
How the USBWA's Rising Star found her voice

MARCH 2021
Oklahoma State's Cunningham wins Wayman Tisdale Award (3.23.21)
Michigan's Howard wins 2020-21 Henry Iba Award (3.19.21)
USBWA names 2020-21 Men's All-America Team, Oscar Robertson Trophy finalists (3.17.21)
USBWA names four finalists for 2020-21 Henry Iba Award (3.17.21)
USBWA names four finalists for 2020-21 Wayman Tisdale Award (3.1y.21)
USBWA unveils 2020-21 All-District Teams (3.16.21)
Oklahoma State's Cunningham is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (3.2.21)
Cincinnati's Thomas, Iowa's Clark and Texas A&M earn weekly women's honors (3.2.21)
West Texas A&M's Murray, Frenso Pacific's Berry are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (3.2.21)

THE TIPOFF: FEBRUARY 2021
Seth Davis: The joy of delivering good news in tough times
Malcolm Moran: Indianapolis as a host city has come a long way, baby
Decorated quintet enters USBWA's Hall of Fame
Benner: One hell of a ride
Forde is a sports-writing quadruple threat
BriMo: Always putting media first
O'Neil: From the beer leagues to the big leagues
Tate: A half-century covering Illinois
Katha Quinn Award: Vance showed a lighter way to serve the media
Dean Smith Award: Raveling's 'retirement' led to greater influence

FEBRUARY 2021
Washington State's Williams is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.23.21)
Villanova's Siegrist, FGCU's Bell, Iowa's Clark and Oregon State earn weekly women's honors (2.23.21)
Lindenwood's Crockett, Emmanuel's Locke are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (2.23.21)
USBWA names men's Most Courageous Award in honor of Perry Wallace (2.19.21)
Gonzaga's Timme is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.16.21)
UConn's Bueckers, Iowa's Clark and UConn earn weekly women's honors (2.16.21)
Barton's Reddish, Charleston's Pannell are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (2.16.21)
Austin Peay's Taylor is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.9.21)
Oklahoma State's Mack, UConn's Bueckers and Texas A&M earn weekly women's honors (2.9.21)
Hillsdale's Cartier, Delta State's Ewing are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (2.9.21)
USBWA suspends Division III Player of the Week programs (2.5.21)
Virginia Tech's Aluma is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.2.21)
Arkansas' Dungee, UConn's Bueckers and Arkansas earn weekly women's honors (2.2.21)
Missouri Southern State's Martin, Wheeling's Ritz are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (2.2.21)

JANUARY 2021
Baylor's Butler is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.26.21)
Louisville's Evans, UConn's Bueckers and UCLA earn weekly women's honors (1.26.21)
Northern State's Fox, Walsh's Sales are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.26.21)
James Madison's Lewis is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.19.21)
Iowa State's Joens, Colorado's Formann and Iowa State earn weekly women's honors (1.19.21)
Dallas Baptist's Jacobs, Missouri-St. Louis' Diestelkamp are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.19.21)
Duke's Hurt is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.12.21)
Michigan's Hillmon, Washington State's Leger-Walker and Washington State earn weekly women's honors (1.12.21)
Dallas Baptist's Jacobs, Findlay's Kin are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.12.21)
Minnesota's Robbins is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.5.21)
UCLA's Onyenwere, Iowa's Clark and Kentucky earn weekly women's honors (1.5.21)

DECEMBER 2020
Gonzaga's Kispert is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.29.20)
Northwestern's Buie is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.22.20)

THE TIPOFF: DECEMBER 2020
Seth Davis: Priorities: Mentorship, women's game, staying safe
Malcolm Moran: To many, Jernstedt was the 'Architect of March Madness'
Advice and encouragement in a strange season
Norlander, Quinn dominate Best Writing Contest

NOVEMBER 2020
Joint statement from USBWA and APSE on media coverage (.pdf) (11.14.20)
USBWA-CoSIDA agreed upon media guidelines for 2020-21 season (11.11.20)

THE TIPOFF: JUNE 2020
Seth Davis: Unusual times could lead to positive change
Malcolm Moran: As we prepare for '20-21 season, it's still a question of 'if'
Mike Waters: Especially now, reporters need to listen
Dufresne had an eye for drama as national college hoops voice
Millsaps: unyielding without threatening; revered by all
Dayton pair, Duke's Carey claim top honors