Former Star Correspondent Elected to New England Basketball Hall of Fame
Sportswriter Ken Davis, a native of Overland Park, Kan., has been named an inductee to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. On Saturday, June 22, Davis will join other honorees from the Class of 2013 representing a variety of categories including coaches, players, teams and special contributors at a major ceremony at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Davis is a 1980 graduate of the University of Kansas, where he began covering college basketball as the KU Correspondent for the Kansas City Star. After graduation, he spent the next 25 years in the newspaper industry, moving to New England in 1985 as the University of Connecticut basketball beat writer at The Hartford Courant. After 20 years of covering UConn, the Big East, and the national college scene for The Courant, Davis currently is the national college basketball writer for FoxSportsNext.com. His work also appears on FoxSports.com and he is publisher of UConnPlaybook.com. He lives in Coventry, Conn., with his wife, Nancy.
Before joining FOX Sports, Davis was the national college basketball columnist at NBCSports.com. His work has also appeared in The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo! Sports, ESPN The Magazine, and USA Today. Davis has covered or attended ever Final Four since 1985. He is a 12-time winner in the U.S. Basketball Writers Association writing contest and the APSE has honored his work six times. Davis is the author of two college basketball books and his third, “100 Things Kansas Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die,” is due for release later in 2013.
The June 22 event will include a series of afternoon panel discussions featuring a number of former NBA and WNBA players who will be inducted that evening. Among the players to be inducted are Ryan Gomes, Rick Mahorn and Michael Adams. Former U.S. Senators William Cohen and Scott Brown, and U.S. secretary of education Arne Duncan are among the inductees, as are Harvard coach Tommy Amaker and Kentucky coach John Calipari.
The event -- as much reunion as ceremony -- has become one of the largest sports dinners in America. Previous inductees include Ray Allen, Patrick Ewing, Jim Calhoun, Bob Cousy, and Geno Auriemma – among many others. For further information, visit www.nebasketballhalloffame.com.
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