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The Tipoff, Get out the vote, attend the awards luncheon
Selection Sunday approaches, bubble and NET chatter percolate, and the NCAA transfer portal awaits the offseason. Such is life as college basketball conference play hits overdrive.
The Tipoff, USBWA finds next leader in Malcolm Moran
A friendly suggestion for the next time any of us chronicles a coaching search: Show the AD just a little compassion.
Most snoops are unaccustomed to identifying, interviewing and evaluating candidates. But as the committee searching for the USBWA's next executive director learned this summer and fall, the process can be challenging, enlightening and, ultimately, quite rewarding.
The Tipoff: Despite inroads, seating is our greatest issue
Greetings from Virginia, home to NCAA tournament anarchy. The first No. 15 seed to advance? Richmond over Syracuse in 1991. Hampton (2001) and Norfolk State (2012) followed, upsetting Iowa State and Missouri, respectively.
The Tipoff, Mitch will be USBWA's toughest act to follow
Rarely does the Tipoff break news. But rarely does our organization's pulse announce his retirement.
And trust me, Joe Mitch is the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's pulse. His retirement as our executive director, a position he has graciously and tirelessly held since 1983, is a time for reflection – how the heck do we replace him? – and, mostly, applause.