Madison Bumgarner Named 2014 Hickok Belt® Award Winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ROCHESTER, NY— A panel of National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) voters has chosen San Francisco Giants Pitcher Madison Bumgarner as the overall Hickok Belt® Award winner for 2014. Bumgarner was selected based on his incredible performance throughout the year – but especially for his record-setting performance at the 2014 World Series. […]

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Register Now For Sportscasting Seminar

Among the most-popular events during NSSA’s annual awards weekend is the One-Day Ticket to Sportscasting Success seminar that is coordinated by STAA’s Jon Chelesnik. A handful of elite sportscasters will share their tips and tricks each year. Over the first three years, NSSA Hall of Famers such as Bob Costas, Marv Albert, Dick Vitale and Mitch […]

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Thanks To Those Who’ve Joined And Renewed

Meet the 117 people who have either joined NSSA or renewed their memberships since December 12th. They include our newest Lifetime member, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Thanks Susan! Full Black Bob Richmond VA U. of Richmond Full Cooperstein Chuck Coppell TX Dallas Mavericks Full Godett Joel Noblesville IN Ball State University Full […]

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Links To Stories On Passing Of Dean Smith

Basketball coaching legend Dean Smith died at the age of 83 on Saturday. Below are links to some of the stories and remembrances:   C.L. Brown, ESPN.com:  http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/12298476/dean-smith-indelible-impact-hubert-davis-north-carolina-program-shows-carolina-family-culture Dan Collins, Winston-Salem Journal:  http://www.journalnow.com/sports/colleges/basketball/a-man-of-honor-competitive-irascible-smith-strove-to-do/article_392f277a-aff6-11e4-b97b-17955fad4912.html Dana O’Neil, ESPN.com:  http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/12296753/former-north-carolina-basketball-coach-dean-smith-earned-respect-adoration-played-him  

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Jon Cole Elected to ND Sportscasters/Sportswriters Hall

Jon Cole, a 5-time NSSA North Dakota Sportscaster of the Year, has been elected to the North Dakota Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Cole has spent his entire 30-year career at WUMV-TV in Williston, ND. According to Lee Timmerman of KFYR-TV, active members of the North Dakota Hall must put in at least 30 […]

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Lynch Wins December Hickok Belt

ROCHESTER, NY— Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been selected as the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of December 2014. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). Lynch was selected due to his incredible performance throughout the month of December. A month […]

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