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This is the latest in a series of columns written by award-winning sports columnists, exclusively for nssafame.com. *** Nick, by Leigh Montville The first letter from the guy in prison appeared one day in my mailbox at the Boston Globe. This was a long while ago, back in the pre-internet darkness when correspondence took […]Read more
NSSA Hall of Famer Bob Ryan visited the Catawba College campus in Salisbury, NC on Wednesday, February 3. Ryan talked about several issues involving sports and media during a morning session that was open to the public. In the afternoon, he spoke to two Catawba College classes. Anytime he meets with students interested in sports […]Read more
Catawba College has appointed Danielle Randall as marketing specialist for the College and theNational Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), a non-profit organization housed on campus. College President Brien Lewis made the announcement in mid-December, noting that Randall will report to Tonia Black-Gold in Catawba’s Public Relations Department. Randall began work on December 14th. “We are pleased […]Read more
This is the latest in a series of columns written by award-winning sports columnists, exclusively for nssafame.com. A Confession from One of the “Conflicted, ” By Mark Starr On the heels of last season’s Super Bowl, one of the most compelling ever, the NFL embarked on a rather remarkable off-season strategy. Football fans had barely […]Read more
Gary Smith has won four National Magazine Awards—the highest honor a magazine writer can earn—and his stories have appeared in the annual Best American Sportswriting anthologies 13 times, the most by any writer. The late David Halberstam selected Smith’s 1996 profile of Tiger Woods for the Best American Sportswriting of the Century. Slate Magazine called […]Read more
One of the most acclaimed broadcasters in all of college basketball, Billy Packer has covered 23 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships as an analyst, the last 16 for CBS Sports. He won the Sports Emmy award for Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst (1993). Billy Packer developed his love of college basketball while he was growing up […]Read more