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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Join the USBWA: The U.S. Basketball Writers Association is taking new and renewal applcations for the 2017-18 season. With professional dues remaining just $50, the USBWA has added benefits that include a discount to an ESPN.com Insider subscription to go along with benefits from Hilton Hotels, Hertz Rental Cars, Brooks Brothers and American Airlines. On top of that, you get the association's print and online directories that will keep you in touch with all of college basketball. Students and 2017 graduates pay just $25 annual dues. And, joining the USBWA takes less than three minutes!
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Joe Mitch: We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the late Wayne Duke, our founder.
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