11-Time VA Sportscaster of Year Roth Leaves VT for UCLA

Bill Roth, a veteran of 27 years as the radio play-by-play announcer for Virginia Tech football and basketball, is leaving the school to take a similar position at UCLA, the school announced on its website. Roth is an 11-time winner of the NSSA’s Virginia Sportscaster of the Year Award and was inducted into the Virginia […]

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NASCAR on FOX Anchor Steve Byrnes Dies

Condolences go out from all of us at the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame to the family and friends of NASCAR on FOX anchor Steve Byrnes. Byrnes died Tuesday of cancer at 56. More from FOX Sports:  http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/steve-byrnes-nascar-on-fox-anchor-dies-after-long-bout-with-cancer-042115

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What Should A Good Sports Announcer Be To His/Her Audience

Gail Sideman of PUBLISIDE, blogs about the sports industry and media. In this blog post, she shares the thoughts of Tampa Bay Times sports broadcast critic Tom Jones.   The best sports announcers enrich, but don’t dominate a telecast, says Tampa Bay Times’ sports broadcast critic, Tom Jones. Sportscasters also teach him something he didn’t know before […]

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North Carolina Sports Columnist Wins 2015 ‘Tennis Media Award’

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (April 9, 2015) — Scott Fowler, a sports columnist for The Charlotte Observer, is the winner of the 2015 Tennis Media Award, presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) in conjunction with the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). Fowler will be recognized at the NSSA’s 56th […]

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Philly Sportswriting Legend Hochman Dies

Stan Hochman, a Philadelphia sportswriting legend and a four-time winner of NSSA’s Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year Award, died on Thursday at the age of 89. The NSSA expresses its condolences to Hochman’s family and friends. Some links to stories about Hochman: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20150410_Stan_Hochman_passes_away_at_age_86.html http://www.philly.com/philly/gallery/The_Life_of_Stan_Hochman.html http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20150410_An_appreciation_of_Stan_Hochman.html    

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NATA Seminar To Feature Consensus Statement on Cervical Spine Injury Management

As part of its sponsorship of the 56th Annual NSSA Awards Weekend, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association will present its annual seminar on Sunday, June 7th, at Lee Street Theatre in Salisbury, NC. NATA will be releasing new major national safety protocol in sports, with a new inter-association task force consensus statement on the management […]

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