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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Narrow Watch List for 2018 Cheryl Miller Award

Jan 31, 2018 - SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today the 10 candidates for the 2018 Cheryl Miller Award. Named after the three-time Naismith Player of the Year and 1995 inductee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the annual award in its inaugural year recognizes the top small forwards in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Narrow Watch List for 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award

Jan 30, 2018 - SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today the 10 candidates for the 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award. Named after the first player, male or female, appointed to the All-America Team in four straight college seasons and a 1993 inductee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the annual award in its inaugural year recognizes the top shooting guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Narrow Watch List for 2018 Nancy Lieberman Award

Jan 29, 2018 - SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today the 10 candidates for the 2018 Nancy Lieberman Award. Now in its nineteenth year, the award recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. Candidates exhibit the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills of 1996 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Lieberman.

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Economic Impact of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Spalding Hoophall Classic to Exceed $4 Million

Jan 10, 2018 - Springfield, Mass. – Now in its 17th year, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Spalding Hoophall Classic has cemented itself as one of the top high school basketball showcases of the season. Hosted at Springfield College’s Blake Arena, the competition features the best teams in the nation and dozens of players considered to be at the top of their classes. Hoping to catch a glimpse of the next generation of stars, fans, scouts and media members make the trip to the Birthplace of Basketball in droves. For Springfield, the event has a tremendous economic impact during the course of the 5-day event, which will run from January 11-15 this year. The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitor’s Bureau has valued the economic impact of the event at $4.19 million.

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