Basketball Times

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Basketball Times
Managing Editor John Akers
Categories College basketball
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Akers Ink LLC
First issue October 1978
Country  United States
Language English
Website www.basketballtimes.com
ISSN 0744-2866

Basketball Times is an American basketball magazine that has been in circulation since 1978, and is published by Akers Ink LLC. Basketball Times publishes monthly and mainly focuses on college basketball.

History[edit]

Basketball Times was launched in October 1978, created by Jay Myers and financed by Edward Bomze. The magazine began as a weekly, during basketball season, that catered to the NBA as much as it did the college game. Basketball Times lasted about two years under Myers and Bomze. Larry Donald purchased Basketball Times in 1980.

While running Basketball Times, Donald was cited 19 times by the United States Basketball Writers Association in its annual writing contest. In 1998, he was presented the Curt Gowdy Award by the Basketball Hall of Fame for service to the sport over his career.[1]

After Donald died of an apparent heart attack in November 2000, his wife Nanci continued to run Basketball Times. John Akers, the managing editor of BT from 2001–11, became publisher of Basketball Times in September 2011. Since taking over as publisher, Akers has won 15 USBWA writing awards.[2]

Magazine features[edit]

‘Under the Radar’ -- Done annually for the past five seasons, every projected Division I starter is ran through an efficiency rating known as the "Larry Bird formula" - a plus/minus system of positive and negative statistics - and takes note of those players who jump out unexpectedly. They then run those players through another filter - testing their efficiency again, but against better teams - before making final decisions.[3]

Basketball Times Players of the Year:

Basketball Times Coaches of the Year:

Writers and Editors[edit]

Editors and Contributors for Basketball Times have included:

  • Larry Donald (founder)
  • John Akers (publisher)
  • Dick “Hoops” Weiss
  • Bob Ryan
  • Rick Bozich
  • Wendy Parker
  • Dick Vitale
  • Mike Sheridan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CNNSI.com - College Basketball - Men - Longtime publisher of Basketball Times dead at 55 - Friday November 17, 2000 08:44 PM". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Basketball Times: The Real Voice of Collegiate Basketball". Basketballtimes.com. Archived from the original on 8 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  3. ^ "Dukes Named Basketball Times national team 'Under the Radar' :: Forward Kieron Achara on cover of October 2007 issue". Goduquesne.cstv.com. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  4. ^ "Porter Jr. Named Basketball Times National Player of the Year". Georgetown Hoyas. March 26, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Davis Named Basketball Times Player Of The Year". Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Basketball Times". Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Ohio State's Turner Named Big Ten Male Athlete Of Year, accessed May 1, 2011

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