From Dave Deckard at BlazersEdge.com
NSMA executive director Dave Goren pays tribute to "Country" Dan Collins, who retired recently after 39 years as a sportswriter for the Winston-Salem (NC) Journal.
José Altuve is the July 2017 winner of the Hickok Belt Award.
Ken Bell signs off after 35 years as sports director at WLNE-TV in Providence, RI.
Watch the 58th NSMA Awards Banquet, from the Millennium Center, Winston-Salem, NC, June 26, 2017.
Watch the 58th NSMA Awards Banquet, live from Winston-Salem, NC. The live feed begins at 7pm EDT on Monday, June 26th. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm EDT.
Duke has hired David Shumate to replace 2016 NSMA North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year Bob Harris, who retired after 41 seasons calling Blue Devils football and basketball.
Condolences to the family of NSMA Hall of Famer Frank Deford, who died on Sunday in Key West, according to his wife.
Deford was a six-time NSMA National Sportswriter of the Year and was elected to the NSMA Hall of Fame in 1998.
A longtime Sports Illustrated writer, Deford also authored several books, and was a commentator for 37 years on National Public Radio, from which he recently retired.
Deford was 78 years old.
Garcia's Masters Win Propels Him to Monthly Award, Voted by Select NSMA Panel