U.S. Basketball Writers Association 2005 BEST WRITING CONTEST
WINNERS: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
COLUMN
1. John Feinstein, Washington Post (Tears of joy for retiring Vermont coach Tom Brennan)
2. John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader
3. Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports
4. Bud Withers, Seattle Times
5. Ken Davis, Basketball Times
GAME STORY/SPOT NEWS
1. Robyn Norwood, Los Angeles Times (Illinois wipes out a 15-point deficit in the final four minutes of regulation and hangs on in overtime to stun the Wildcats, 90-89, in Chicago Regional final)
2. Tom Kensler, Denver Post
3. Mike Waters, Syracuse Post-Standard
4. Steve Helwagen, Bucknuts Media Network (Columbus, Ohio)
5. John Bohnenkamp, The Hawkeye (Burlington, Iowa)
INVESTIGATIVE/ENTERPRISE
1. Ken Davis, Hartford Courant (How Villanova's shocking upset of Georgetown 20 years ago in the 1985 NCAA championship game changed the players' lives forever)
2. Vahe Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
3. Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
4. Tom Noie, South Bend Tribune
5. Jason King, Kansas City Star
MAGAZINE LENGTH FEATURE
1. Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated (Mercurial scoring machine Rashad McCants of No. 1 ranked North Carolina has all of Tar Heel Nation worriedly trying to read him)
2. John Akers, Basketball Times
3. Jack Styczynski, Eastern Basketball
4. Vahe Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
5. Dana Pennett, Philadelphia Daily News
MODERATE LENGTH FEATURE
1. Gary McCann, The (Rock Hill, S.C.) Herald (A look at North Carolina women’s player Ivory Latta)
2. Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated
3. John Feinstein, Washington Post
4. Lew Freedman, Basketball Times
5. David Teel, (Newport News, Va.) Daily Press
WINNERS: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001