Telegrapher for Dempsey/Carpentier Fight and His Ties to Salisbury


A chance email leads to a tie back to sports history, and to NSMA's hometown of Salisbury, NC.

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Giancarlo Stanton Named Hickok Belt® Award Winner for August 2017


Marlins' Star Hit Record 18 HRs in August

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Voice of the Trail Blazers Brian Wheeler Signs Contract Extension


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Dave Goren on the Retirement of Dan Collins


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.

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Jose Altuve Named Hickok Belt® Award Winner for July 2017


José Altuve is the July 2017 winner of the Hickok Belt Award.

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2-Time RI Sportscaster of Year Signs Off After 35 Years at WLNE


Ken Bell signs off after 35 years as sports director at WLNE-TV in Providence, RI.

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Watch the 58th Annual NSMA Awards Banquet


Watch the 58th NSMA Awards Banquet, from the Millennium Center, Winston-Salem, NC, June 26, 2017.

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58th NSMA Awards Banquet Live Webstream


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.

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Duke Hires Shumate to Replace Harris


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.

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NSMA Hall of Famer Deford Dies


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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.

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