NSMA's Top Five
From The Tennessean
From Dan Collins at the Winston-Salem Journal
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.
From Scott Gleeson at USA Today Sports
From Lori D. R. Wiggins at The News & Observer
From Steven Goff at The Washington Post
From Cameron DaSilva at Fox Sports