Thurs., Oct. 12: Former University of Dayton basketball coach Don Donoher has been named the winner of this year's Dean Smith Award given annually by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values of the late North Carolina coach. Donoher will be presented with the award at a dinner in Dayton on Dec. 13. Washington Post sportswriter John Feinstein, a past president of the USBWA and the person who suggested creating an award honoring Smith, will present the award to Donoher.
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The nation's leading returning scorer, South Dakota State's Mike Daum, and leading
returning rebounder, Seton Hall's Angel Delgado, are among 32 standouts named to the watch list
Mon., Nov. 6: The USBWA has selected 32 outstanding players for its 2017-18 Oscar Robertson Trophy Preseason Watch List. Members of the association's board of directors chose the players to be included on the list as contenders for the Oscar Robertson Trophy. The award is to be presented to the national player of the year by its namesake at the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio. The Atlantic Coast Conference has eight players on the list to lead all conferences, led by preseason ACC Player of the Year Bonzie Colson of Notre Dame.
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Joe Mitch: Former executive director Steve Guback donates $100,000 to USBWA.
NCAA: A "best practices" memo for access and seating for media was sent to Division I schools.
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