U.S. Basketball Writers Association USBWA NEWS ARCHIVE
News and columns from the 2016-17 basketball season
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THE TIPOFF: MARCH 2017
• Ed Graney: Passing the gavel for more shining moments
• Joe Mitch: Full Court Press will educate sports journalism students
• Koenig's social activism is Most Courageous
• Cafarelli named Katha Quinn winner
• CoSIDA's Kowal named Haverbeck winner
• Gardner joining Bleacher Report with Rising Star award
• Kentucky, UCLA freshmen named to watch lists
• Online Credentialing Task Force will consider website endorsements

FEBRUARY 2017
• South Dakota State's Daum is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.21.17)
• Missouri's Cunningham is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (2.21.17)
• USC's Moore is Women's National Freshman of the Week (2.21.17)
• Findlay's Kimbrough, Lubbock Christian's Bruffey are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (2.21.17)
• St. John Fisher's Ryan, Westfield State's Valley are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (2.21.17)
• Notre Dame's Coles is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.14.17)
• Oregon's Ionescu is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (2.14.17)
• Texas' Holmes is Women's National Freshman of the Week (2.14.17)
• St. Cloud State's Davis, Alaska Anchorage's Williams are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (2.14.17)
• Nazareth's Wind, Newbury's Olsen are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (2.14.17)
• Eastern Washington's Wiley is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.7.17)
• Old Dominion's Simms is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (2.7.17)
• Princeton's Alarie is Women's National Freshman of the Week (2.7.17)
• Alaska Anchorage's Wiggs, Lubbock Christian's Bruffey are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (2.7.17)
• Sul Ross' Thomasson, St. Thomas' Langer are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (2.7.17)

JANUARY 2017
• Richmond's Cline is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.31.17)
• Columbia's Zimmerman is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (1.31.17)
• Michigan's Gondrezick is Women's National Freshman of the Week (1.31.17)
• Oklahoma Christian's Moon, St. Mary’s (Texas) Etheridge are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.31.17)
• Nichols' Echevarria, Case Western Reserve's Hageman are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (1.31.17)
• USBWA unveils Ann Meyers Drysdale Award midseason watch list (1.24.17)
• Arizona's Markkanen is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.24.17)
• UConn's Samuelson is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (1.24.17)
• Villanova's Gedaka is Women's National Freshman of the Week (1.24.17)
• Carson-Newman's Clark, Western Washington's Peacocke are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.24.17)
• Ripon's Sabin, Carnegie Mellon's Murphy are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (1.24.17)
• USBWA unveils men's midseason Watch Lists for Oscar Robertson Trophy, Wayman Tisdale Award (1.23.17)
• Sacred Heart's McKnight is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.17.17)
• Maryland's Jones is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (1.17.17)
• Brown's Gaziano is Women's National Freshman of the Week (1.17.17)
• Delta State's Schmidt, California Baptist's Mihalko are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.17.17)
• Penn State Burks' Waples, Agnes Scott's Grant are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (1.17.17)
• Marshall's Taylor is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.10.17)
• Washington's Plum is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (1.10.17)
• Washington State's Molina is Women's National Freshman of the Week (1.10.17)
• Notre Dame College's Vorhees, California (Pa.)'s Glenn are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.10.17)
• Staten Island's Schettino, Randolph-Macon's Williams are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (1.10.17)
• Cabrini's Monroe, Carnegie Mellon's Murphy are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (1.4.17)
• Oregon's Brooks is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.3.17)
• Middle Tennessee's Petty is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (1.3.17)
• Oklahoma's Mulkey is Women's National Freshman of the Week (1.3.17)
• Montana State-Billings' Matthews, Ashland's Daughtery are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.3.17)

THE TIPOFF: JANUARY 2017
• Ed Graney: Keeping reporters safe to and from arenas
• Joe Mitch: USBWA, NCAA continue their strong relationship
• Hall of Fame welcomes 'Final Four for ages'
• Once again, there's no shortage of courage
• Elderkin, Rowe to share Pat Summitt Award

DECEMBER 2016
• Appalachian State's Elderkin, ESPN's Rowe to share 2017 Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award (12.29.16)
• Louisville's Snider is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.27.16)
• California's Anigwe is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (12.27.16)
• Rider's Johnson is Women's National Freshman of the Week (12.27.16)
• East Central's Reeves, Lake Erie's Gabor are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (12.21.16)
• Kentucky's Monk is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.20.16)
• South Carolina's Coates is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (12.20.16)
• Drexel's Ferariu is Women's National Freshman of the Week (12.20.16)
• Illinois Institute of Technology's Mosley Jr. and Elizabethtown College's Martin are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (12.20.16)
• Villanova's Hart is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.13.16)
• UConn's Collier is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (12.13.16)
• Ohio State's McCoy is Women's National Freshman of the Week (12.13.16)
• Amherst's Dawson, Ferrum's Mattox are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (12.13.16)
• Azusa Pacific's Kutlesic, American International's Watts are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (12.13.16)
• Shorter's Taylor, Queens College's Rowland are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (12.6.16)
• Simpson's Amsbaugh, Stevenson's Tarbert are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (12.6.16)

NOVEMBER 2016
• California Baptist's Smith, Ursuline College's Lewis are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (11.29.16)
• Ripon's Sabin, Gustavus Adolphus' Miller are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (11.29.16)
• Southern Connecticut State's Mallory, Le Moyne's Roberts are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (11.22.16)
• Virginia Wesleyan's Moore, Moravian's McPherson are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (11.22.16)
• Missouri Southern's Carr, Southwestern Oklahoma State's Tucker are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (11.15.16)

THE TIPOFF: NOVEMBER 2016
• Ed Graney: All we ask: Every member, add a member
• Joe Mitch: Izzo is perfect choice for Dean Smith Award
• USBWA asks NCAA to reconsider summer rule
• Archdeacon, Feinstein dominate best-writing contest
• Allen and Duke, Jackson are men's favorites; With Stewart gone, women's race is up for grabs
• Danielle Siegel wins USBWA scholarship

OCTOBER 2016
• Michigan State's Tom Izzo named recipient of 2016 Dean Smith Award (10.13.16)