Big South Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
The Big South Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an annual college basketball award given to the Big South Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1985–86 season, the first year the league competed in basketball competition; the most notable recipient of the Big South Player of the Year Award is Tony Dunkin. Dunkin, a 6'7" small forward, played for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers from 1989 to 1993 and won the award all four seasons, he is the only NCAA Division I men's basketball player to earn four conference player of the year awards. Coastal Carolina, which left the Big South for the Sun Belt Conference after the 2015–16 season, has the most all-time awards with nine and individual winners with five. Among current members, High Point has the most awards with five, while High Point and Winthrop have the most individual winners with four each; the only established Big South members without any winners are three of the six newest members of the conference—Presbyterian, Gardner–Webb, Longwood.
Although Campbell's current tenure in the Big South dates only to 2011, it has three winners from its first conference tenure. Hampton and USC Upstate will play their first Big South seasons in 2018–19. General"History". 2009–10 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Media Guide. Big South Conference. Retrieved 16 April 2010. Specific
Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
The Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the men's basketball player in the Atlantic Coast Conference voted as the most outstanding player. It has been presented since the league's first season, 1953–54, by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, beginning in 2012–13 has been presented in separate voting by the league's head coaches; the award was first given to Dickie Hemric of Wake Forest, the coaches' award was first presented in 2013 to Shane Larkin of Miami. Two players have won the award three times: David Thompson of North Carolina State and Ralph Sampson of Virginia. Hemric, Len Chappell, Larry Miller, John Roche, Len Bias, Danny Ferry, Tim Duncan and J. J. Redick have won the award twice. There have been two ties in the award's history, which occurred at the end of the 2000–01 and 2012–13 seasons: In 2000–01 Joseph Forte of North Carolina and Shane Battier of Duke shared the award. Green and Larkin split the honor in the first year that the ACC began voting for players of the year by the conference's coaches and media separately.
Sixteen players have received either the Naismith or Wooden National Player of the Year awards in the same season that they received an ACC Player of the Year award. Duke's Zion Williamson is the most recent player to achieve this; each of the original 1953 ACC members has had at least one of its players win the award. Five ACC members have not had a winner: Florida State, Notre Dame and Syracuse. However, of these schools, only Florida State joined the ACC before 2013. A This does not include any National Player of the Year awards before 1969, such as the Helms Foundation Player of the Year award. Present-day discussions of National Players of the Year preclude the pre-1969 basketball era. B The "Class" column refers to United States terminology indicating that student's year of athletic eligibility, which corresponds to the year of study. For example, a freshman is in his first year of eligibility, followed by sophomore and senior. C Charlie Davis was the first African American player to receive this award.
D The University of Maryland left the ACC to join the Big Ten in 2014. E The University of South Carolina left the ACC in 1971. Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year General Specific
Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year
The Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year was an annual basketball award given to the most outstanding intercollegiate men's basketball player in the United States. The award was first given following the 1904–05 season and ceased being awarded after the 1978–79 season, it was the first major most valuable player award for men's basketball in the United States, the Helms Athletic Foundation was considered within the basketball community to be the authority on men's college basketball for that era. Thus, the award was viewed as the premier player of the year award one could receive up until the 1960s, at which point the Naismith College Player of the Year and John R. Wooden Award took over as the national season MVP awards. "Helms Foundation Player of the Year Winners". Sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2010. Bjarkman, Peter. Hoopla: A Century of College Basketball. Masters Press. ISBN 1-57028-039-8
National Sports Media Association
The National Sports Media Association the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, is an organization of sports media members in the United States, constitutes the American chapter of the International Sports Press Association. Winston-Salem, North Carolina now serves as the headquarters for the NSMA, responsible for the organizing and counting of all the ballots for the National and Hall of Fame winners; the organization had been based in Salisbury, North Carolina until 2017. There are now more than 100 inductees in the Hall of Fame; the organization funds the Annual Awards Program. Former television sportscaster Dave Goren serves as the NSMA's executive director. See footnoteThe National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association was formed in 1959 by a local restaurant owner, Pete DiMizio, to honor regional sportscasters and sportswriters whom he had met at the Greensboro Open Golf Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina; when DiMizio died, Dr. Ed McKenzie took over the leadership role and guided it through the expansion to a national association.
Its first Annual Awards Program was held in Salisbury, North Carolina, on April 12, 1960. Lindsey Nelson was selected the 1959 National Sportscaster of the Year and Red Smith was voted the 1959 Sportswriter of the Year. In 1962 Grantland Rice was selected as the first Hall of Fame inductee; as Red Smith inducted Rice into the Hall of Fame, he said, "Who knows what will become of this Hall of Fame? It might never be heard from again. No matter, it cannot be improved, for it is perfect tonight with only Granny enshrined." In April 1990, the NSSA celebrated its 31st Annual Awards Program, with Chris Berman of ESPN being selected as Sportscaster of the Year and Peter Gammons receiving the honor as Sportswriter of the Year. The Hall of Fame inductees were Dave Anderson, Pulitzer Prize winner from The New York Times, Jack Buck, the long-time radio voice of the St. Louis Cardinals and a radio and television sportscaster for CBS. Though located in Salisbury, "the NSSA office itself has bounced around town like a ping-pong ball."
The Hall of Fame opened on May 1, 2000 in the two-story, 10,000-square-foot former North Carolina Federal Savings and Loan building at 322 East Innes Street in Salisbury. When Claude Hampton became NSSA director, he was told the Hall of Fame was nothing more than a desk drawer with folders in the Chamber of Commerce building, he wanted an actual building and considered Catawba College as a location, but when he saw the branch of the failed bank in 1990, he made an offer, accepted. The goal was to open the museum by 1992. A 23-foot sculpture of two eagles was moved from the bank to Charlotte Motor Speedway, but people wanted the eagles back, so they were returned and local people donated their services to put the eagles back and get the building ready. An opening reception and dedication took place in 1991, but due to lack of funding, it took ten years for the building to open. Until hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of memorabilia were stored in boxes. With the Hall of Fame open, visitors could hear Babe Ruth's called shot, Hank Aaron's 715th home run, the Ice Bowl, the 1992 Duke-Kentucky game, young Tiger Woods on The Mike Douglas Show.
On November 1, 2005, Community Bank of Rowan purchased the Innes Street location, opening its headquarters there in 2006. This required the NSSA to move to a temporary location on North Main Street in Salisbury, but visitors would not be allowed. Veteran sports journalist Dave Goren, best known as sports director at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, became NSSA executive director September 1, 2009. On December 1 of that year, the NSSA held a reception at its new office in 1,900 square feet at 325 Lee Street in Salisbury; the warehouse only included a few items such as shoes autographed by Ralph Sampson and a football signed by Berman. The NSSA has since moved on the campus of Catawba College. At the 54th annual program in June 2013, Dan Patrick of ESPN Radio received the award as Sportscaster of the Year with Peter King of Sports Illustrated honored as Sportswriter of the Year; the Hall of Fame inductees were Dick Vitale. In June 2014, hockey broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick was voted Sportscaster of the Year, with King repeating as Sportswriter of the Year.
Inducted in the Hall of Fame were sportswriter Rick Reilly. Emrick and writer Tom Verducci were the national award winners honored on June 8, 2015. Four new NSSA Hall of Fame members were inducted: baseball writer Hal McCoy, basketball commentator Bill Raftery and sportscaster Lesley Visser and, author and television personality Dick Schaap. In April 2017, after 57 years in Salisbury, the National Sports Media Association moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina; the NSSA is the only national organization which brings together the two crafts of sportscasting and sportswriting. There are 1,100 dues-paying members; the Sportscasters and Sportswriters Foundation Board is made up of individuals in Salisbury, North Carolina, as well as the current national board president, who feel that sports in the United States are important. The Sportscasters and Sportswriters themselves have a Board of Directors. In addition, The Hall of Fame, Inc. has been set up as the educational arm of the NSSA, it has tax-exempt status granted by the Internal Revenue Service.
The Paul "Bear" Bryant Award is an award, given annually since 1986 to NCAA college football's national coach of the year. The Award was named in honor of longtime Alabama coach Bear Bryant after he died of a heart attack in 1983, it is voted o
Pete Newell Big Man Award
The Pete Newell Big Man Award has been awarded by the National Association of Basketball Coaches since 2000. It is presented to the top low-post player each season; the award is named after Pete Newell, the coach who ran the Pete Newell Big Man Camp for low-post players from 1976 until his death in 2008. So far, no player has won the award more than once. Only three schools, Duke and Purdue have produced more than one winner. Utah's winners are the only two to have been born outside the U. S.—Andrew Bogut in Australia and Jakob Pöltl in Austria. Official site
Augustana University Vikings
The Augustana Vikings are the athletic teams that represent Augustana University, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Vikings compete as members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for all 14 varsity sports; the Vikings joined the NSIC from the North Central Conference, which folded in 2008. in December 2018 Augustana announced its intentions to transition to NCAA Division I by 2030 at the latest. However, they hope to receive a bid to join a conference by 2020, according to Sioux Falls newspaper The Argus Leader. Multiple regional media reports in 2018 indicated that Augustana's likeliest Division I destination was the Sioux Falls-based Summit League. Many of the school's boosters are tied to Sanford Health, a hospital company based in Sioux Falls that has long been a major sponsor of the Summit League; the conference moved its headquarters in 2018 to an office complex owned by Sanford. On September 26, 2007, it was announced that Bob and Kari Hall were making a $7.1 million donation for an on-campus football stadium.
The stadium is to bear the name Kirkeby–Over Stadium in honor of Kari Hall’s parents. Construction began on November 12, 2007 with the official groundbreaking taking place on November 16, 2007. Augustana University completed the Hall Football Complex; the head football coach is Jerry Olszewski. In 1976–77, 2004–05, 2009–10, the Augustana wrestling team finished second in the NCAA Division II Championship; the Elmen Center serves as the home for both the wrestling team. In 2015–16 the men's basketball team coached by Tom Billeter finished the season 34-2 and won the NCAA Division II National Championship. On November 6, 2015 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, the Vikings upset the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten Conference 76-74 in an exhibition game on a buzzer-beating right-handed jumper by Daniel Jansen. Led by Jansen, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference's Player of the Year, the Vikings were 21–1 in the Northern Sun won the NSIC tournament title and captured the Central Regional title with an 80–78 victory over Northwest Missouri State to qualify for the Elite Eight, played at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas.
Augustana defeated Lincoln Memorial 90-81 in the championship game on March 26. Augustana's Arvid Kramer and Brett Szabo both played in the NBA; the 2012–13 women's basketball team played at San Antonio in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. The Sioux Falls Arena serves as the home court for women's basketball teams; the 2018 Augustana baseball team won the NCAA Division II College World Series, defeating Columbus State 3-2 in the final. They finished a school record. Official website
UPI College Basketball Player of the Year
The UPI College Basketball Player of the Year was an annual basketball award given to the best men's basketball player in NCAA Division I competition. The award was first given following the 1954–55 season and was discontinued following the 1995–96 season, it was given by United Press International, a news agency in the United States that rivaled the Associated Press but began to decline with the advent of television news. Five players—Oscar Robertson, Jerry Lucas, Lew Alcindor, Bill Walton and Ralph Sampson—won the award multiple times. Of these five, only Robertson and Sampson were three-time UPI Players of the Year. UCLA had the most all-time winners with six. Ohio State was second with four winners, while Cincinnati and Virginia were tied for third with three winners apiece. Five other schools had two winners and sixteen schools had only one UPI Player of the Year. Eight of the winners were sophomores, seven were juniors, the remaining 27 were seniors. No freshman was presented the award. A Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1971 after converting to Islam.
General"United Press International Player of the Year". AmericasBestOnline.com. Retrieved 12 April 2010. "Men's College Basketball: Player of the Year Awards → United Press International". HickokSports.com. 2006. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2010. Specific