Vol. 43, No. 3 • March 2006 • .pdf version
• Tony Barnhart: Year with gavel went too quickly
• Joe Mitch: Oscar Robertson Trophy finds a home in Indy
• Tom Shatel: Meet the NCAA's David Worlock
• Ted Gangi: Open Office: Can't beat the price
• Tennessee Tech's Sutton named Most Courageous
• Katha Quinn Award goes to Wayne Duke
• Marvin West to be inducted in Hall of Fame
• 2004-05 Best writing contest results
USBWA BEST WRITING CONTEST RESULTS
For the 2004-05 college basketball season

Game Story/Spot News
• First: 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)
• Second: Tom Kensler, Denver Post
• Third: Mike Waters, Syracuse Post-Standard
• Fourth: Steve Helwagen, Bucknuts Media Network (Columbus, Ohio)
• Fifth: John Bohnenkamp, The Hawkeye (Burlington, Iowa)

Enterprise or Investigative
• First: Ken Davis, The Hartford Courant (How Villanova’s shocking upset of Georgetown 20 years ago in the 1985 NCAA championship game changed the players’ lives forever)
• Second: Vahe Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
• Third: Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
• Fourth: Tom Noie, South Bend Tribune
• Fifth: Jason King, Kansas City Star

Moderate Length Feature
• First: Gary McCann, The (Rock Hill, S.C.) Herald (A look at North Carolina women’s player Ivory Latta)
• Second: Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated
• Third: John Feinstein, Washington Post
• Fourth: Lew Freedman, Basketball Times
• Fifth: David Teel, (Newport News, Va.) Daily Press

Columns
• First: John Feinstein, Washington Post (Tears of joy for retiring Vermont coach Tom Brennan)
• Second: John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader
• Third: Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports
• Fourth: Bud Withers, Seattle Times
• Fifth: Ken Davis, Basketball Times

Magazine Length
• First: 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)
• Second: John Akers, Basketball Times
• Third: Jack Styczynski, Eastern Basketball
• Fourth: Vahe Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
• Fifth: Dana Pennett, Philadelphia Daily News

Plaques and checks will be presented to the winners at this year’s USBWA Awards Breakfast on Monday, April 3, during the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

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