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Bryce Harper Named Hickok Belt® Award Winner for May 2015

ROCHESTER, NY –  Bryce Harper, right fielder for Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals, has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of May 2015. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). The voters selected Harper based on his torrid hitting throughout the […]

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NSSA, Catawba College Partner on Fundraising Campaign

The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and Catawba College, as part of their partnership formed by a Memorandum of Understanding in November 2014, have begun a fundraising campaign to raise money for three projects. NSSA executive director Dave Goren outlined the campaign in his speech at the 56th NSSA Awards Banquet on June 8th: “We’ve […]

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6-Time OK Sportscaster of Year Barry, Jr. Dies in Oklahoma City Crash

Condolences from all of us at the NSSA to the family of 6-time Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year Bob Barry, Jr. According to KFOR.com: Barry was riding a motor scooter southbound on North May (in Oklahoma City) when police say an unlicensed driver made an illegal U-Turn in front of him. He hit the driver’s […]

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More Than 500 Enjoy 56th NSSA Awards

More than 500 people participated in at least some of the 56th Annual NSSA Awards Weekend June 6-8. The Weekend culminated in the NSSA Awards Banquet on June 8th, during which Hal McCoy, Bill Raftery, the late Dick Schaap and Lesley Visser were inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame. Tom Verucci was honored as […]

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Video: NSSA’s Legacy Night Panel

Legacy Night panel discussion, honoring Roone Arledge & Stuart Scott. Moderator: Mike Hogewood (Fox Sports South/Raycom). Panelists: Pete Weber (Nashville Predators), Jay Harris (ESPN), Deedee Mills, Jeff Gravley (WRAL-TV), Ryan McGee (ESPN). Recorded at Hendrick Motorsports Team Center, June 6, 2015

Ed Sherman: What Mike Emrick can teach you about language and journalism

From Ed Sherman’s ShermanReport.com, on NSSA National Sportscaster of the Year Mike Emrick:   An excerpt of my latest column for Poynter.org. One of the more enjoyable column I’ve done in my years of covering sports media. ******* At the top of our interview, I told Mike Emrick I felt that the premium on writing has […]

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